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Fall is a time for comfort food — and it should be. As the temperatures drop and the winter dread sets in, I need something warm and spiced to cozy up with. No flavor has become quite as synonymous with fall as pumpkin spice. We know this. Of all the iterations, though, classic pumpkin butter is my favorite.
Unfortunately, making pumpkin butter is no easy task. You've gotta keep a watchful eye on the pot, making sure you're stirring often so no bits get burnt at the bottom. I've got good news though: Like almost everything else, you can make it in a slow cooker.
The process couldn't be easier. All the ingredients go into the slow cooker at the same time — we used apple cider and canned pumpkin as the base, with a few autumnal spices and a little vanilla extract to kick it up a notch. Stir them together and set your slow cooker to high for perfect pumpkin butter in 3 hours.
Feel free to double the recipe, though keep in mind the cook time could increase by an hour or two. This butter is so versatile, you'll want to put it on everything from oatmeal to yogurt. Plus, giving it as a gift might just win you brownie points for life.