Cooking with your kids is a great way to have fun together. But weeknight meals can be stressful times. So, try finding other times to cook together. This pumpkin butter recipe is great for a weekend afternoon or anytime you have a little free time.

This recipe has a lot of measuring that kids can help with and is a good way to talk about fractions and measuring. Spice measurements do not have to be exact, and you can add more or less depending on your preference.

This fall, try a delicious recipe…one that you can enjoy for weeks! Pumpkin butter is wonderful on biscuits or croissants for breakfast or can substitute for jelly on a PB&J. Big pumpkin fans even like this yummy paste on pumpkin bread!

Pumpkin Butter

1 large can pumpkin (29 oz)
1 cup apple juice
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon allspice

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes.

Let mixture cool completely and store in airtight containers for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.

Bonus Recipe: Pumpkin Butter-stuffed Crescent Rolls

For a fun way to serve this, try baking it inside crescent rolls. Buy a roll of crescent dough, unroll and break into triangles. Put a generous amount of pumpkin butter in the center of each dough triangle and then gather the corners. Pinch the dough together to close it up and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Your Turn…

We enjoy sharing recipes with you, and thanks for reading about our ideas. But, what are some of the holiday favorites you cook with your kids? Share your kid-friendly recipe ideas in the comments below!