Katie’s Healthy Bites: Post-Halloween Pumpkin Butter by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Katie's Healthy Bites, November 1, 2010
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Now that Halloween is over, swipe a pumpkin from your fall display and cook up this quick, easy pumpkin butter. Whether spread on toast or spooned onto oatmeal, this seasonal treat is a must-try!
1 16-ounce can unsweetened, unseasoned pumpkin puree (or 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree)
1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool and refrigerate in an airtight container. Lasts about two weeks.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Protein: .8 grams
Carbohydrate: 12 grams
Total Fat: .24 grams
Fiber: 2.2 grams