Pumpkin Butter

Makes about 2 cups

1 small pie pumpkin (about 3 lbs.)
½ stick of butter
½ cup maple syrup
1 Tbs. lemon juice
2 whole cloves

Stab the top of the pumpkin a few times with a knife or heavy fork. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until soft. Cut in half, and let cool slightly.  Then scrape out seeds & remove skin. Put the flesh into a heavy sauce pan with 1 cup of water the maple syrup, butter & cloves. Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes until sweet, thick & jammy. If it cooks to fast add a little more water. Add the lemon juice at the end cooking for a minute or two longer. Let cool & enjoy. Keep refrigerated.

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