I used an online recipe last year, which can be found here or below.
- 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Besides using pumpkin butter as a spread for bread or as a topping for desserts, you can make pumpkin martinis. A very nice bartender in Houston gave me this recipe - they do require a bit of work, but they are well worth it and perfect for Thanksgiving!
1 part pumpkin butter
1 part vodka
2 parts apple juice
Cinnamon-infused simple syrup to taste
Mix all ingredients together, then chill.
NOTE: To make cinnamon-infused simple syrup, combine two cups of water and four cinnamon sticks. Bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer for ten minutes then remove the cinnamon sticks. Bring water back to a boil, add one and a half cups of sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let it cool then refrigerate. This recipe can be found here.
I hope you enjoy!