Sunday, September 21, 2008

pumpkin butter

sammy stole the pumpkin for a hat.

washed and sterilized jars ready to go

collars,jar tongs and a funnel

seals (brand new) sterilized and waiting in hot water

1large pumpkin. peeled and cleaned.-i baked it first to make it easy to peel and also ran it through the blender first
2.5 cups sugar and 2.5 cups water
cinnamon,allspice,nutmeg and cloves to taste- about a teaspoon but just a touch of the nutmeg
set the crock pot on low(mine had to be on keep warm for it not to burn but my pot has issues)
cook it uncovered (i use a splatter guard though)until it reduces and thickens up (about 24 hours)

fill the jars and then wipe the rims of any messy stuff so that the lids seal properly.

into the water bath. covered with boiling water and boiling for 20minutes

it's great for ice cream topping, on toast, in yogurt. so yummy and no added crap!