When I think of fall many things come to mind; cold crisp weather, colourful leaves, warm hearty meals, and of course pumpkin pie. I can’t get enough of the thick creamy texture and spicy flavour of this fall favourite. Rather than indulging in copious amounts of pie I decided to give everything pumpkin pie flavour without all the calories. How is this possible?? Pumpkin butter!
It may sound deliciously sinful, and it tastes it too, but surprisingly this luscious desert is low fat and low calorie! Pumpkin butter tastes almost identical to pumpkin pie filling and the possibilities are endless. Spread some on your toast, throw some in your smoothie, make pumpkin pie oatmeal, mix it with your favourite cookie or low fat cheesecake recipe, you can even put some in your coffee for a pumpkin latte!
It’s also very simple to make and if stored correctly lasts as long as a few months! If you don’t have the time to make your own pumpkin puree you can buy it canned, just make sure it’s not already sweetened! Enjoy!
P.S cooking pumpkin butter makes your house smell incredible! Who needs candles when you can make this!
2 ½ Cups pumpkin puree
¼ Cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ Cups fresh apple cider
1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
½ Tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tsp. cinnamon
¼ Tsp. all spice
In a medium sauce pan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until thickened.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.