Katie's Healthy Bites: Post-Halloween Pumpkin Butter

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!

Pumpkin Butter

Serves 8

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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:
Calories: 51
Protein: .8 grams
Carbohydrate: 12 grams
Total Fat: .24 grams
Fiber: 2.2 grams

Katie Cavuto Boyle, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, personal chef and owner of HealthyBites, LLC. See Katie's full bio »

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