Spiced Pumpkin Butter.
3 cups white sugar
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 1/2 cups flour
1 T ground cinnamon
1 T ground nutmeg
2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
1 cup miniature chocolate chips (or regular choc chips, chopped)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9x5 loaf pans. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Fill the pans 1/2 to 3/4 full.
Bake for one hour, or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from pans.
Serve with homemade pumpkin butter!