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Spiced Pumpkin Butter

For so many of us, autumn is synonymous with the enticing flavor of pumpkin; this spread will soon become a family favorite in your house.

By Alice Currah

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This spread is delicious on toast or licked right off the spoon!


1 29-oz. can pure pumpkin puree¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 ½ c. apple juice1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 c. granulated sugar 


1. Combine all the ingredients in a large heavy pot, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

2. Reduce the heat to very low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring the mixture every 20 minutes to keep it from burning.

3. Serve warm or cold. Store in a seal jar for up to 2 weeks.

Makes 4 cups.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 30; Fat: 0g; Cholestrol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Total Carbohydrates: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 0g.


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Book cover--Savory Sweet LifeThe foregoing is excerpted from Savory Sweet Life: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion by Alice Currah. All right reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.