As a kid over the holiday breaks, I remember being excited to wake up the day after Thanksgiving before everyone else, because that meant I would get first dibs on the leftover … pies. But, as always, the delicious smell of coffee brewing in the kitchen would awaken me, and that was an indicator that my father already beat me to the pumpkin pie.
So I would stumble to the kitchen barely awake, and just as I imagined, there was my father, at the table enjoying some leftover pumpkin pie with his big mug of coffee. Nothing evokes the joy of the holidays like sharing memories with family over some pumpkin goodness.
I was never smart enough to just hide a piece of pumpkin pie the night before, but I enjoyed the mornings with my dad over pumpkin pie and coffee. If you haven’t clued in, it’s pumpkin that brings the most joy to my holidays. I love all things pumpkin: pies, cookies, bread, coffee, sauce, spreads, ice cream …
When I make this Caramel Pumpkin Butter in the crock pot, I seriously want to lick the walls — the smell of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves slowly cooking in the kitchen for hours is intoxicating!
Now for the delicious recipe! You can find this Caramel Pumpkin Recipe at Inspired by Familia. It’s also a wonderful recipe to make with the kids. They will love sticking their little hands in the pumpkin gooey mess and gutting them!