Spiced Pumpkin Spread

    45 min

    A wonderfully simple, yet delicious fruit spread made with pumpkins. It's sweet, lightly spiced and incredibly moreish. Spread over toast, bagels, muffins or anything you fancy.

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    Serves: 40 

    • 825g pumpkin puree
    • 175ml apple juice
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently.
    2. Transfer to sterile containers and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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    I made a double batch of this tonight and it was simple and delicious. I did, however, add about double the amount of apple cider. The recipe says to cook and allow to THICKEN, but I felt it was too thick before I even began to cook it. I desired my pumpkin butter to end up about the consistency of apple butter, which is why I added the extra liquid. Just adjust your consistency according to your liking and it will turn out perfectly. I had it on buttered toast and it was divine and perfect for Fall. I have canned it (6 full pint jars with a double recipe) and will be decorating the jars with fabric, labels, and raffia tomorrow for gifts.  -  17 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Apparently there are questions if pumpkin butter is safe to home can. Check out the page from the University of Georgia Extension Office.  -  01 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy recipe! Easy to make, but requires a little canning know-how. Mixture is thick so cooking is very splattery. I recommend stirring nearly constantly. Also, I found it very helpful to stir and mix with a wire whisk instead of a spoon.  -  29 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)