Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pumpkin/Nut Butters


I got a food processor the other day and I'm completely obsessed with it.

Every time I go to Walmart, I check out Sahale's Snacks to see what kind of nuts I can use to make a new nut butter.  The bags that they come in are the perfect size for making a "batch" and they seriously make the bessstt nut butter! So far I've only used the almonds with honey and sea salt and cashews with pomegranate and vanilla but they are both delicious and sweet.  These aren't Sahale, but I've also used vanilla powdered almonds and, of course, regular peanuts.  Pretty much whatever I can get my hands on, I try and put in the food processor.  I've even put some raisins and dried apples in there... don't do that.

Speaking of obsessions, I also went through a pumpkin butter obsession.  I have probably gone through 5 cans of pumpkin just making pumpkin butter the past 2 months.  It's good on everything, like chocolate.  It's really easy to make, too. Join me in my obsession and make these!

Pumpkin Butter

1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup water (or apple juice)
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1. Combine pumpkin, water (or apple juice), spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Adjust spices to taste.
2. Once cool, pumpkin butter can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nut Butter

1 bag Sahale nuts, or 1/2 cup - 1 cup nut of your choice

1. Process in food processor about 7 minutes, or until spreadable.
2. Store in airtight container.


  1. Ma'am. Your pumpkin butter recipe calls for water in the ingredients, but apple juice in the directions! At a loss here, proceeding anyway as this sounds delicious.

  2. Ahh! Sorry! Thank you for pointing that out, I'll change it :)
    Either apple juice OR water will work. I usually use water, but I've used apple juice before, too, and both turned out really well. Adding apple juice makes it a little more 'apple cider-like'

  3. I went a head and soldiered on and just used water and it came out great. Put a bunch into a quart canning jar and my family's been having it on anying and everything every chance they get :D

  4. you rock!!
    i'm so happy you liked it! :)


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