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When I was a kid we used to go to this buffet restaurant where they served flavored butters. I looked forward to that selection of butters all week long! The honey butter was my favorite. They served fresh baked black bread and I’d slather it with the sweet honey butter and fill myself up...until my mom caught me and made me eat my vegetables.

Even still, to this day, bread and butter are one of my favorite indulgences.  It’s almost like a dessert for me! It’s no surprise then that I’m here posting recipes at King’s Hawaiian - bread is just a part of me.

When I had some leftover pumpkin from one of the many pumpkin treats I made this year, I was trying to figure out what to do with it. There’s not a lot you can do with a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin!

That’s when the KING'S HAWAIIAN Honey Wheat Rolls caught my eye. Immediately I remembered those days at the buffet with my family, slathering butter on my bread and making a memory, one that has lasted over 30 years! And it hit me: pumpkin butter!

By mixing canned pumpkin and softened butter, and adding some honey for sweetness and pumpkin pie spice to jazz it up, you get a delicious spread that can go on a whole range of things this season. Put it on toasted sliced KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread for breakfast. Add it to french toast, use it to add a little spice to your morning pancakes.

I think my favorite way to serve (and eat) this pumpkin butter is going to be at my holiday table. What a great surprise your family and friends will have when they realize the butter dish is full of a special new spread, not just regular boring butter!

So, this Fall, try making pumpkin butter. Serve it to your family and friends and see if it makes a memory. Food has a way of doing that - and those memories are often the best ones!

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter

Ingredients

1 stick softened butter

3 tablespoons canned 100% pumpkin puree

2 tablespoons honey

3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

Whip butter until smooth in a medium bowl using a hand mixer. Add pumpkin, honey, and pumpkin pie spice and mix until all combined. Place in a small bowl or ramekin for serving. Store in refrigerator, but it’s best to take it out about an hour before serving so it’s easier to spread.