Spiced Apple Pumpkin Butter

Spiced Apple Pumpkin Butter

My Mom came a few days ago for Christmas.  Today she was finishing cleaning out my pumpkins.  Yes, I know it is Christmas and a month passed Thanksgiving.  I have been using my pumpkin for smoothies, but today I made Pumpkin Energy Balls, roasted pumpkin seeds, and Mom made a pumpkin pie….Joshua has been request one every time she comes. She has made sugar cookies and I made cranberries and my hot cranberry drink at the request of family members.

I then decided to try a new recipe, Spiced Apple Pumpkin Butter I found on Dr Amy Myer’s website.   I have tried a few of her recipes and all have been yummy.  Check it out on her site if you want the recipe.  However since I have a Vitamix I just put all of the ingredients into the blender, no cooking at all.  I did add 5 drops of stevia since the apples are a sour variety. It turned out yummy.  I love the taste, and it is a great way to use apples I got from my sister’s tree and my pumpkin.  It is supposed to be used as a dip for crackers, fruit or vegetables.  I tried it with celery.  Definitely a winner.  If you eat bread, it would make a delicious butter for bread as well.

So have you tried any new recipes this holiday season?

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Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Pumpkin

I have to share a couple more recipes I found online that I tried and enjoyed.  It is fall, so I have pumpkins and squash.  I wanted new ways to use them and not only display them around my house.

The first is the Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie.  I found it on The Lemon Bowl.  I love pumpkin pie, just not the crust or all the sugar.  This seemed like a great substitute.  Check it out to see if you want to try it. I really enjoyed the change. I didn’t add any stevia…the apples and protein powder added enough sweetness, so try it before you sweeten.  I will also even lower the clove next time. I am not a huge fan of clove, so a little less might make it perfect.

The other recipe is Butternut Squash Soup.  I found this recipe on Dr. Frank Lipman website.  I was a little worried.  I have never tried a squash soup before, but it was delicious fresh as well as left over and reheated.  I could taste the onions which made it extra delicious, yet my son said all he could taste was the squash.

If you are looking for some new fall recipes I encourage you to try these recipes and see what you think.  Then tell me, did you like them?