October 9, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter doesn't actually contain butter, but it does have a distinctively rich, butter-like consistency – partially attributable to its fruit pulp to sugar ratio, which is higher than that of jam or preserves. Pumpkin puree is cooked slowly, in small batches, with sugar and spices, so the spices have plenty of time to marry with the pumpkin. Our Pumpkin Butter is smooth and light yet decadent tasting. In fact, it tastes much like pumpkin pie, except there are no eggs or cream in this spread, and thus no fat. Shocking, really, once you've tasted it.
How should you use Pumpkin Butter? That's entirely up to you, of course, but we’re happy to start you off with some ideas. Heat it and pour over vanilla ice cream for a pumpkin sundae. Spread it on toast, waffles, a bagel, or our Buttermilk Biscuits for breakfast. Make a peanut butter and Pumpkin Butter sandwich. You could also take equal parts Pumpkin Butter and cream and heat, stirring well, to create a creamy pumpkin sauce to serve atop ravioli or tortellini.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter is made to our specifications without preservatives or artificial colors or flavors. In addition to being fat free, it's also cholesterol free and sodium free, and it's high in vitamin A. We're selling each 10 ounce jar of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter for $2.29, the same price it's been since 2008.
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