I’m off to NYC this week for one of my favorite blogger events, Better Homes and Garden’s Stylemaker event! I’m rocking my best blogger outfits (which is a challenge with a baby bump!), plan on hearing from some great speakers on the BHG editorial team, and can’t wait to mix and mingle with design and style bloggers from around the country. This year I’m a bit more excited about the event, because I had the opportunity to work with Better Homes and Gardens and TRISCUIT Crackers on fall-inspired snack that will be served at the event!Coming up with a tasty new recipe is always a fun challenge, but getting to brainstorm something that would be served at event with so many other amazing, talented bloggers and editors is a total treat. And speaking of treats, that’s just what I came up with for this autumnal appetizer. I love the savory sea-salt flavor of a classic TRISCUIT Cracker, and thought they would balance perfectly with the sweetness of some homemade pumpkin butter. You can always grab pumpkin butter seasonally at lots of grocery stores, but making your own is so easy and looks really festive in a mason jar on the table. The simple pumpkin butter takes under an hour to make, and after cooling completely is made to drizzle over TRISCUIT Crackers with creamy Brie cheese and a crunchy, sweet candied pecan. I’m glad I made some extra pumpkin-butter to keep in the fridge for when I get back, because I can tell these are going to be an ongoing-craving at my house! Full recipe below:
- 1 – 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
- ⅓ cup of apple cider
- ½ cup of white sugar
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. real maple syrup
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- Brie cheese
- Candied Pecans
- TRISCUIT Crackers
- In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients from pumpkin puree through nutmeg.
- Bring mixture to a boil and then lower temperature to simmer for 45-55 minutes, until it reduces and thickens.
- Remove from heat and set pumpkin butter mixture aside to cool completely.
- To assemble bites, lay out TRISCUIT Crackers on a serving platter and top with a slice of Brie cheese, a spoonful of the pumpkin butter spread.
- Finish each bite with a candied pecan and serve immediately.
Please note: This post was created in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens and TRISCUIT Crackers. All opinions, images, and recipes are my own.