Video:How to Make Eastern European Pumpkin Butterwith Aubrey Franchell
Delicious pumpkin butter can be made right in your kitchen! Watch this video from About.com to learn how-to make it on your own.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Eastern European Pumpkin Butter
Hi, I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to make pumpkin butter, using a recipe from Easteuropeanfood.About.Com.
Ingredients for Eastern European Pumpkin Butter
Before you get started, you will need a few ingredients:
- 1 pound of peeled and cubed pie pumpkin
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
Eastern European Pumpkin Butter Instructions
To get started, add the pumpkin and water to a saucepan. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer until the flesh of the pumpkin breaks down into a puree consistency. Pour the pumpkin into a sieve. Drain out any extra liquid. Now go ahead and add the pumpkin to a bowl. Add the sugar to taste. Sprinkle in the cinnamon. Add the ginger. Pour in the nutmeg. Finally, add the cloves. Stir this mixture well until all of the spices are blended together.
More Instructions for Making Pumpkin Butter
Next, you will spoon the puree back into the saucepan. Heat on a medium-low burner while stirring often to prevent the bottom from burning. Cook for 1 to 2 hours. The puree is ready when it thickens to a texture that is thick an buttery. Now transfer the pumpkin butter to a hot, sterilized jar. Be sure to sterilize the metal as well. Carefully spoon the pumpkin in, but leave 1/4" of room between the pumpkin butter and the jar. Cover with the lid. Seal tightly. If you don't plan on refrigerating your pumpkin butter, submerge the jar in a hot water bath for about 10 minutes to help seal the jar. Make sure the jar is completely cool and dry before storing in an area that is dry, dark, and cool.
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