Day 12: Pumpkin Butter and It's Many Uses

Although we are well past our elementary school days, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are still a staple in my diet.  Especially when they are toasted or have bananas on them, mmm my favorite!  (Thank you to Velo Rouge Cafe in San Francisco for opening my eyes to the Elvis Panini.)  If you haven't figured out where this is going already I'll fill you in. Yesterday I made pumpkin butter and promised that today I would share with you some of my favorite uses for the delicious treat.  Well, this is one of them, peanut butter and pumpkin butter sandwiches!

If you're thinking it sounds weird then you're not the only one.  When I first read about this in Food Network Magazine I thought that there was no way that could be good, but was I wrong!  The pumpkin butter is a perfect compliment to peanut butter; not over powering but just right.  After originally trying this combo on wheat bread I switched to white bread for this post, finding that the wheat bread overpowered the taste of the two together. However,  if you've got a special tie to wheat bread, challah bread or another kind of bread, feel free to use whatever you want, I have a feeling would be great on cinnamon swirl bread!

Another one of my favorite uses for the pumpkin butter is simply on toast in the morning.  Just like the peanut butter and pumpkin butter sandwich feel free to use your favorite bread.  If you're like me then you'll want to add a little butter to the bread before spreading it with the pumpkin butter, it just makes it that much better.

The third way I tried my pumpkin butter was in yogurt.  Usually I'm a stickler with yogurt and will only eat strawberry flavored, but, since this is a month filled with pumpkin I figured, hey why not try something new.  Take your favorite plain yogurt and add some pumpkin butter, how much you add is up to you depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.  Stir and enjoy!

If you've got a favorite way you like to eat your pumpkin butter we'd love to hear from you so feel free to leave a comment, tweet us or check out our facebook page to comment!

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