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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jacked Up Pumpkin Butter

It's time again for  Secret Recipe Club (Secret Recipe Club) reveal!  My secret blog assignment this month was Searching for Dessert. Shannon believes baking should be fun and even the most simple recipes can come out beautiful and amazing.  I have to tell you, her recipes really do look beautiful and amazing.  All of them.  As always, I had a hard time choosing.

Here are some that caught my eye:

I finally decided to try this Pumpkin Pecan Bourbon Butter because it's the season for all things pumpkin, right?  Only, instead of bourbon I added some Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.  We're kind of a Jack Daniel's house around here.  And I used orange juice instead of apple.

Jacked Up Pumpkin Butter
adapted from Searching for Dessert

  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons Jack Daniel's (or apple juice)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  1. Lightly toast the pecans in an oven or skillet until fragrant, 2-3 minutes, cool slightly. Scoop the pumpkin into a food processor and add the remaining ingredients. Puree until smooth.
  2. Place the pumpkin mixture into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until it starts to bubble, stirring frequently.  Cook until mixture thickens.
  3. Serve pumpkin butter warm, or refrigerate for later use.
Makes 2 cups

I'd never made pumpkin butter before, so this was a new experience for me.  It was really good on some fresh-baked whole grain sourdough bread, and on that same bread toasted.  I gave my grandson some, and he pretty much licked the pumpkin butter off the toast and wanted more - so I'd say that's a pretty good endorsement.

I am thinking that the only thing I'll change next time I make it, is to add some ginger and nutmeg too, just to give it more of that pumpkin pie flavor.  I need to make some biscuits, too.  I bet this would be great on biscuits.  I keep thinking of new things I can spread it on!



I'm so glad you liked the Pumpkin Butter and I love what you did with the recipe :)


This looks delicious- great SRC pick! I heart pumpkin butter!


Oh yum! Your pumpkin butter looks so tasty. I love the changes you made to it.


This looks SO good - pumpkin butter is amazing, but your version totally takes it to the next level!

The Heritage Cook

I have always wanted to make pumpkin (or apple) butter and you have lit the fire in me again! Beautiful photos and an easy recipe to make. Perfect for holiday gifts!!


Have never tried pumpkin butter, but I think your spiked version might be where I should start!


Haha - love your title for the spread! :)


Oh wow! Now, that's what I call pumpkin butter! Love your boozy spin.

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