Friday, October 1, 2010

Homemade Pumpkin Butter and Scones

Autumn just beckons me to the kitchen.  The smells of rich spices, apples, squashes and baking lures me after a hot summer of grilling.  I love to make soups and stews and bake.
My kiddos love pumpkin butter.  They divy up how much each one gets.  So I decided to make my own at less than half the cost.  Let me tell you how divine my house smells right now!

Pumpkin Butter
big can of pumpkin puree
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1 cup sugar
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1 1/2 t pumpkin spice
1 t. lemon juice
2 T water
Combine everything in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Let simmer for about 30 minutes or until thick.

I made some scones to go with the pumpkin butter.  You can use graham crackers or fresh bread or muffins; whatever you like!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a really interesting idea! Sounds yummy!