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Monday, October 02, 2006 Recipes Found: Maple Pumpkin Butter Recipes

Big thanks to Collette, who sent in these delicious Maple Pumpkin Butter recipes. Sounds like a perfect autumn treat!

Maple Pumpkin Butter
Maple syrup and pumpkin combine to make this a richly flavored butter that is simple to prepare. You may want to make double, as it tends to disappear quickly! The butter would also make a delicious tart filling.
List of Ingredients
· 2 cups pureed, cooked pumpkin
· 1/4 cup plus 2 TBSP. pure Grade A maple syrup
· 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
· 1 tsp. cinnamon
· 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
· Pinch of mace
· 1/2 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook on lowest heat, stirring often, until very thick and no excess liquid remains, about 30 minutes. If you are using fresh pumpkin, you will have a longer cooking time, because it has more liquid.

Cool and refrigerate for up to 1 month, or pour into clean, hot canning jars and process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Makes approx. 2 cups.

Maple Pumpkin Butter (using canned pumpkin)

1 (15 oz.) can 100% pure pumpkin (do not use pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup apple cider
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Mix all ingredients together in a large saucepan.

2. Bring mixture to a full boil over medium high heat.

3. Reduce heat and continue cooking 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

4.When slightly cooled, pour into clean jars and refrigerate or store for up to 2 months in airtight container in refrigerator.

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