I picked up the butter on my last trip to Trader Joe’s and have been consistently using it ever since. I particularly liked the Trader Joe’s brand because it has a mere 5 simple ingredients. It’s sweet like pie, but doesn’t have any more sugar than a corresponding fruit jelly would. The pumpkin butter contains 9 grams of sugar per tablespoon. Not too shabby. This is definitely less than most sugary breakfast cereals.
The butter is pretty versatile and can replace any item where you would normally use jelly. For instance, it pairs nicely with peanut butter, either on bread or crackers. I’ve also been enjoying swirling it into both my morning bowls of oatmeal and yogurt. When combined with low-fat cream cheese, this makes a delicious and unique spread for toast.
Pumpkin butter is a nice sweet, smooth treat that will fill your taste buds with the spirit of fall. And who knows, maybe it will even spawn you to make your own homemade pumpkin pie.