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Butternut Squash Butter Recipe

Butternut Squash Butter Recipe

Looking for a tasty way to use up those pumpkins and have a wonderful gift during the holidays? My pumpkin butter is delicious on biscuits or homemade bread, and also makes a tempting filling for miniature tart shells. —Wanda Richardson, Somers, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups mashed cooked butternut squash or pumpkin
  • 2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until mixture reaches a thick, spreadable consistency. Cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container the refrigerator up to 3 weeks. Yield: 6 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 39 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.