Thursday, October 25, 2018
Trader Joe's Copycat Pumpkin Butter
I was honored to do another program at the Live Oak Library. Seminole Pumpkin was on the agenda. I decided to make THIS.
My original HEALTHY PUMPKIN OVERNIGHT OATS is very good but I knew my friend Christina has a bit of a sweet tooth.
Trader Joe's copycat pumpkin butter was the perfect addition to the oats. Ladies enjoyed it and one of the lucky ones got to take a pumpkin home.
Many thanks to David who assisted me with the program.
1 (29 oz) can pumpkin purée or solid pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) * See Note Below
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup 100% pure apple juice (no sugar added) or apple cider
2 teaspoons fine-quality ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¾ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1- In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except lemon juice.
2.-Cook over medium-high heat and bring mixture to a boil, it's going to bubble. Be careful you don't get burned.
3- Once the mixture reaches a full boil, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover loosely with a lid allowing a small amount of steam to escape. This will protect the top of the stove and your hands from the splatter from the bubbles.
4- Simmer the mixture, stirring frequently to prevent burning until thick, which takes about 35 to 45 minutes.
5- Remove from stove top and transfer mixture to a medium size bowl. Stir in lemon juice.
6- Completely cool
7- Cover in a airtight container and place in fridge.
Makes 4-5 cups- really depends on how thick the butter is.
Note: I used 16 ounces of Seminole pumpkin and 13 ounces of pumpkin puree.