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Pumpkin Spice Spread

I have seen this referred to as “pumpkin butter,” but since this is a vegan blog, “spread” seems a more appropriate title. This seasonal spread is basically a pumpkin pie filling, used as a jam. It is a simple recipe and can be prepared in less than half an hour.

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree.
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • ½ cup brown sugar, or sugar of your choice (I used organic coconut palm sugar)
  • pinch of salt

Add all ingredients to a large pot and simmer over medium-low heat for ten minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Can you smell that? If not, keep stirring until your kitchen smells like Christmas, which should not be more than 15 minutes.

Remove the pot from the stove, and allow the pumpkin mixture to cool slightly before serving. You can also transfer the contents into glass jars, and refrigerate for later use, that is if you don’t eat it all on the fist taste.


*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Veganara
    Vote no 2. Yummy, I love the sound of this! Another pumpkin recipe, but I am not complaining! Thanks for your vote on my Mushroom Croustades recipe btw.
  2. Anita Vegana
    I like pumpkin puree used as a spread. when I buy it ready-made, I eat it right out of the can with a spoon. I voted. Please come read my article, Many Wonderful Soups, and vote if you enjoyed it. Thank you.
  3. SnakeWitch
    I ADORE pumpkin spice. 'nuff said. French Women Don't Get Fat is my new piece! Stop by when you have the chance! Voted for you, of course!
  4. Roopam
    with cinnamon and nutmeg...yummmmm! voted!
  5. VeganDozen
    Sounds like a great recipe! Smell the spices even now...I'm out of votes for today, but I'll come back later. When you can, check out my two new posts. That's 'Pumpkin Barley Stoup' and Pumpkin Pancakes-- vote if you like!
  6. Veggie
    This looks easy and delicious! Especially on homemade bread. I voted! Please check out my posts and vote if you like them Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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