Happy soggy Friday to everyone out here. Some weeks you need a weekend just so the week will end...for me this is one of them.
Originally this post was only going to be for pumpkin butter. Yesterday as I started cooking I was constantly interrupted by the cats fighting. I finally realized the problem might be Emile off his morning blanket routine which is disrupted by my office (and Nim) now in his space.
I set up a blanket in his other favorite place:
Emile under blanket, Leela next to him, all was right in his world, until...
Then they resumed positions.
In the meantime I got my pumpkins and seeds roasted. The seeds have vinegar, pepper, and a bit of salt. The pumpkin butter recipe is: Oh She Glows: All-Natural Pumpkin Butter
The recipe is very straight forward. I did 1/2 cup (single cup servings) of unsweetened applesauce because that is what I had on hand and once I opened it I decided to dump the entire thing in.
The version on the right has maple syrup but no added sugar, the version on the left has the maple syrup and the brown sugar (you can tell by the darker color).
For the public I would make the sugar version. I was trying out cutting the sugar because frankly that is a lot of sugar, but without, the butter doesn't really caramelize or set the same (although to me, not as big of a taste difference as you might think). I could try next time doing the sugar first and limiting or not adding the maple syrup at all.
For me I would probably spice it up more. :) But either way it is a good recipe. Kind of like eating pumpkin pie filling without the crust.