Coffee Pumpkin Butter
- 1 can of pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/2 cup of strong cold coffee
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (about half a fresh lemon)
Combine all ingredients besides the lemon juice into a saucepan on the stove-top, and bring to a boil. After boiling, reduce to a simmer for 20-25 minutes while stirring frequently Add the lemon juice and then let cool. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and serve cold.
I decided to make to this pumpkin butter after browsing through Trader Joe's and seeing they had their pumpkin butter up for sale. I have always been a huge fan of apple butter, but I believed I would enjoy pumpkin butter even more.. and I would ever more enjoy it with a hint of coffee added to it. Yes, pumpkin and coffee butter was created exactly after that thought. The coffee gives the pumpkin butter a slight bit of a "darker and richer" flavor and just feels more Autumn (personally, I think so). I have been eating my coffee pumpkin butter over toast, in oatmeal, and possibly going to bake a little something with it.... oh, and of course while drinking coffee.