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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 20.6
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter

Introduction

Try this over whole wheat toast with nut butter or to thicken fall soups. You won't believe we didn't add any sugar! Try this over whole wheat toast with nut butter or to thicken fall soups. You won't believe we didn't add any sugar!
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    1 (29-ounce) can pumpkin puree or fresh steamed pumpkin
    1 cup apple cider
    1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
    1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced

Tips

Try this on acorn squash, too!
Give away small canning jars of pumpkin butter as gifts. Due to the low acid in the pumpkin, it is not suitable for canning. Place a label on the jar with the date made. Note that it will keep in the refrigerator for one week or up to three months in the freezer.
Be sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix, which contains spices and sugar.

Want more pumpkin? Try these 10 Ways to Eat Pumpkin (That Aren't Pie)


Directions

Place all ingredients in a lidded saucepan. Cover and simmer over moderate heat for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Stir frequently, as the mixture gets quite thick.

Puree with an immersion blender or in a food processor. Pour into canning jars or sealed containers. Refrigerate until chilled.

Makes 3 cups, 2 tablespoons per serving.







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  • Incredible!
    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I have made this with sweet potato also. I use the sweeter jugi apple. Great spread on half a hot english muffin right from the pan. When cold it flavours plain yogurt well too. too. - 11/18/11

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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    this is also really good when you stir a tablespoon in to your oatmeal, tastes like pumkin pie. - 11/9/11

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Note, if using fresh pumpkin, "ring" it out before pureeing or your recipe will be liquidy. still really good! - 11/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Nice alternative-tasty! I added no calorie brown sugar substitute for a bit more sweetness and extra cinnamon. - 11/19/11

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Is there a substitute for the apple cider? I live in the UK now and they don't have American style apple cider, they only have alcoholic cider. - 10/31/11

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (11/3/11)
    You can use apple juice


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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Served this with apples and graham cracker sticks for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Everyone enjoyed it!! - 11/27/11

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would love it to be a sweeter. Perhaps I will use a different apple next time. - 11/3/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I intend to try this recipe. I love pumpkin
    & apples in all recipes. I would love to
    try this in my oatmeal or muffin recipe
    that I got from SP Recipes. - 11/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 10/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I HAVE SOME LFT OVER COOKES APPLES I AM GOING TO PUT IN MY PUMKIN. I DON'T HAVE HAVE FRESH APPLE CIDER BUT I HAVE APPLE CIDER SUGAR FREE .I WILL USE IT . I AM GOING TO MAKE IT NOW AND HAVE IT ONE A THIN BAGEL. THANKS - 11/27/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good, I love pumpkin pie! I will try it by micro-waving the apple for one minute WITH the peel, then process the apple first before cooking. I micro-wave apples all the time, tastes like pie without added sugar. I have not heard of an immersion blender, what is it? - 11/27/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    FailteMyra - try using a really good quality apple juice instead of apple cider., and some light or white balsamic - or even some lime juice.
    I hadn't even been aware that there was this difference! Cider is cider - a slightly alcoholic apple (or pear) drink, and can be still or sparkling. - 11/18/11

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome..... - 11/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    delicious--I'm excited to share it over the holidays!
    - 11/18/11

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Wouldn't natural apple juice work as well? - 11/1/11

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  • I make this with regular (fresh-squeezed) apple juice, use dates to sweeten it if needed and stir it into my morning latté for a healthier (tastier!) pumpkin spice latté. - 10/19/14

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  • I haven't tried this recipe yet, but for all of you asking about using cider or apple juice- cider is made when they press the apples and strain out the peel and seeds- it is pure apple juice with nothing added. Apple juice has water added to it. Same thing, only cider is more concentrated. - 10/19/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this for Thanksgiving. - 11/19/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good. I am going to try it, but for Christmas time so I can give it as gifts if I do a good enough job on it. - 11/18/13

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  • Do this with persimmons for a nice change. Just soft, ripe persimmons and lemon juice. No sugar needed. - 11/18/13

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  • I loved this , but not for a spread. I did not have regular cider on hand so I used no sugar added packed of instant cider. I was not sure it would work, but It still thickened because of the apple. Used with my yogurt to create a parfait . - 5/8/13

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  • Gala use it in place of the granny smith - 2/11/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Chef Meg has a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice mix here and I found it by using the search spot. - 12/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome cold. I love pumpkin. - 11/18/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! Easy! - 11/18/12

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