Friday, 21 November 2014

cinnamon pumpkin butter

Undaunted by the disappointment over my last pumpkin recipe, I decided to use some of our squash stash to make a recipe for cinnamon pumpkin butter which I found on Pinterest.
The recipe can be found here.
I was enticed by the beautiful photos ( do take a look) and by the intriguing sweet/savoury combination which somehow reminded me of that American favourite peanut butter.
According to google, the 24th January is National Peanut Butter Day in the States, although google also informs me that the first person to patent peanut butter was actually a Canadian called Marcellus Gilmore Edson which perhaps explains why mr digandweed, whose family are part Canadian, loves the stuff.
But I digress!

The recipe for cinnamon pumpkin butter was very easy.
I made the pumpkin puree by cooking chopped pumpkin in a tiny amount of water in the microwave and then blending it.


From then on it was just a case of mixing everything together.


The butter tastes good on toast, but I also think it would make a delicious filling for some little sponge cakes, although I haven't had a chance to try this out.



And since there is a bit of an American theme to this post, what with talk of pumpkins and peanut butter, it seemed a timely reminder to wish our friends across the pond a very happy Thanksgiving for next Thursday !




7 comments:

  1. Something I have never had, but it certainly looks delicious.

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  2. Mmm, I think I'll have to try this - love anything with cinnamon in it.

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  4. Yes, that looks delicious but then everything you photograph makes me very hungry!

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