Gifts from the Kitchen, Holiday Butters & Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip

Some elves dropped by and helped make some quick and easy flavored butters for you to enjoy or to give as a gift, plus a sweet and savory Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip.

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We really enjoyed this dip on Thanksgiving and it’s super simple to make.   The bacon is optional, but everything’s better with bacon right?  It really compliments the pumpkin, but this dip is equally good without it.

BUTTER PECAN PUMPKIN DIP  for a printable version click here
8 oz Butter Pecan Spread* [Williams Sonoma]

3/4 cup canned pumpkin

4 oz. low fat cream cheese, softened

4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled [optional]

*make your own Butter Pecan Spread, or Maple Pecan Butter by combining

1 stick butter, softened

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 T maple syrup [Butter Pecan recommended]

1 T brown sugar

Combine and enjoy with crackers, pretzels or crudities. Flip crackers by Nabisco are really good!  Can be made ahead

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butter pecan pumpkin dip thepaintedapron.com

Flavored butters are such a treat to have, and they are so simple to make.  Try this Maple Pecan Butter on your breakfast pancakes or french toast for a real treat~

maple pecan butter thepaintedapron.com

Softened butter, chopped pecans and good maple syrup…

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MAPLE PECAN BUTTER   for a printable version click here

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/8 cup maple syrup [Michele’s Butter Pecan recommended]

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Place butter into a shallow bowl and add pecans and syrup.  Mash well with a fork to combine.

Cranberry butter is so colorful for the holiday season.  Just take a little of your favorite homemade cranberry sauce [not the canned kind] and mix it with some softened unsalted butter.  Add walnuts if you want some crunch.

cranberry butter thepaintedapron.com

CRANBERRY BUTTER   for a printable version click here

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

2 T homemade cranberry sauce [or good quality jarred, not canned]

1/8 cup chopped walnuts [optional]

Mash together with a fork.  Taste and adjust seasonings [sugar, salt, more cranberry]  if necessary.  Add walnuts if desired. Makes 1/2 cup

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I hope you enjoy jazzing up your butter and this pumpkin pecan dip!

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Comments
3 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Holiday Butters & Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip”
  1. The butters and dip sound great Jenna and I love your festive turkey presentation:@)

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  2. Mary says:

    Your compound butters sound wonderful Jenna! Love your adorable pretzel turkey dip! I bet it was gobbled up 🙂

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  3. Jenna, your butters and dips are wonderful and so pretty. Each one of them are great but the Maple Pecan Butter is amazing – I can just imagine this on pancakes and toast – yum!! Your photos are gorgeous too.
    Terri henkels

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