Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Butter and Poor Man's Pumpkin Spice Latte

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter
1 large can pumpkin puree (around 2 cups)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves)
1 1/2 cups white sugar

Bring to boil in crockpot on high. Turn back to low, allow to simmer for an hour or two (the timing isn't that important). Spoon into jars. Freeze what you don't plan to eat right away.

Poor Man's Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 mug milk or 1/2 milk with half coffee
1 teaspoon instant coffee (or a shot of espresso, or use half a cup of strong coffee)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pumpkin butter

Mix all ingredients in a mug. Microwave until hot (about 90 seconds). Stir again and drink.

All around, a nice way to make my house smell like fall and enjoy a pumpkin spice latte without having to go out and spend five bucks on it.


  1. I tried this today and loved it but made a few changes.

    Half brown sugar in place of the white sugar, also found that to be really sweet, great for the drink but I might use less sugar less time.

    I also cooked this on the stovetop, bring it to a boil and turn to low, let it simmer for 30 minutes. I didn't need to stir at all and it didn't burn.

    For the latte I used 1/2 mug of coffee and 2 tablespoons of pumpkin butter. I forgot the vanilla extract, but I don't think it needs it. Then fill the mug with milk.

    I'm going to freeze the pumpkin butter in ice cube trays and add 1-2 still frozen cubes per cup of coffee. Let the hot coffee melt the pumpkin butter then add your milk.

  2. The pumpkin butter looks good. I'll have to try that.