Pumpkin Spice Butter

2 cups

This sweet, fall-flavored butter is a treat at breakfast on toast or muffins.


  • 1 two-pound sugar pumpkin, seeded, peeled, and cut into 2-inch chunks

  • ½ cup packed dark-brown sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place pumpkin in a roasting pan, and cover tightly with foil. Bake until pumpkin is very tender, about 45 minutes. Transfer pumpkin pieces to the bowl of a food processor, and process until smooth.

  2. Place pureed pumpkin into a medium saucepan, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until very thick, about 25 minutes. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and lemon juice; cook until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Cool and serve, or store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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