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What are some ways to use pumpkin butter?

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Pumpkin butter can be used to make a parfait by alternately layering it in a parfait glass with low-fat or Greek vanilla yogurt and topping with granola and chopped pecans. Another great way to use pumpkin butter is to add ¼ cup to oatmeal or pancake batter along with a ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.

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Pumpkin butter can also be used as a delicious sandwich topping by grilling it with 2 ounces of sliced Brie cheese and 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate. To make this sandwich, spread about ¼ cup of pumpkin butter on a slice of French or Italian bread. Add the cheese and the chocolate and top with another slice of buttered bread. Grill in a skillet over medium-high heat or just until toasted and the chocolate and cheese has melted.

Pumpkin butter, when added to a cocktail, creates a festive fall drink. Make a pumpkin butter cocktail by adding 1 ounce of rye, ½ ounce of Averna, ¼ ounce of fresh lemon juice, ¼ ounce of simple syrup, two bar spoons of pumpkin butter and two dashes of bitters to a shaker. Shake very well, double strain and pour into a lowball glass with an ice cube. Top with an ale or dark lager.

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