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10 Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin (Besides in a Pie)


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Butter
Pumpkin butter will last for several weeks in the fridge.
Pumpkin butter will last for several weeks in the fridge.
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Pumpkin butter does not, in fact, contain any butter -- it's just a delicious, fragrant spread that you can enjoy on all manner of baked goods, use as a pie or tart filling or swirl into oatmeal and yogurt. Many recipes call for the freshly baked gourd, but we promise no one will be the wiser if you open a can instead. Simmer a mixture of pumpkin purée, brown sugar, apple cider and spices for a half-hour or so, and then seal in jars. Make some pretty labels for the containers and wrap them with some ribbon for a great holiday gift.


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