You start off by cutting the pumpkins in half. After doing that, you will fill a baking sheet up with a little water and place the pumpkins face down in the water. Plop these beauties in the oven for 60-90 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Just walk away. Do some laundry. Take a nap...
Let these COOL. I mean it, COOL. You will have your hands all over these, so make sure they are completely cool! : ) Thank you.
What you will do after the waiting period is scrape all of the meat out of the pumpkin. All that should be left is the skin. Do not put the skin in there, I mean I guess you could but it could add a strange texture.
Now, you put it in a food processor, blender, or hand blend it yourself. It should end up creamy and smooth.
Homemade pumpkin butter:
1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree, approx. 3 1/2 cups or fresh
3/4 cup apple juice
Juice of half a lemon
Combine all of the ingredients except for the lemon juice in a saucepan and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until desired consistancy. Add the lemon at the end. I didn't put measurements because it is your pumpkin butter so you put the amount of spice you like. I personally like a lot. I like it to be full of flavor and spice. I hope you enjoy!
I do promise that ou will end up with a spoonful of heaven.
Add it to a biscuit, toast, oatmeal, coffee. Do as you wish.