In autumn, leaves turn color, and people turn to deep and luscious flavors. Pumpkin butter tastes like autumn in a jar.

Mix pumpkin butter with cream cheese and spread on muffins. Add a dollop on hot oatmeal. Or try this: Spread pumpkin butter on toast, top with Parmesan, and broil.

For lunch, assemble an open-face sandwich with pumpkin butter spread on toasted brioche and topped with roasted peppers, grilled eggplant, feta cheese, avocado, and baby greens.

For a pasta course, toss fettuccine with pumpkin butter, cream, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and baby spinach. Or use pumpkin butter as a base for a spicy pumpkin soup, garnished with croutons and pumpkin seeds.

In a graham cracker crust, pumpkin butter can be the foundation of a fast and light pumpkin pie. Or use it as a warm topping for vanilla or butter pecan ice cream.

Board Link: Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter. GOOD!

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