Pumpkin Butter

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Pumpkin lovers will love this easy, pumpkin butter recipe made from scratch. It’s like pumpkin pie in a jar, only better! Delicious smeared on toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and more!

Pumpkin lovers will love this easy, pumpkin butter recipe made from scratch. It's like pumpkin pie in a jar, only better! Delicious smeared on toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and more!
Pumpkin Butter

Fruit butters contain no dairy. They are similar to a jam made with homemade or canned pumpkin puree, brown sugar, apple cider, cinnamon sticks and pumpkin spice. A little goes a long way when you want to add a little spiced sweetness to anything you’re eating. I love smearing some on my toast, or swirling it into my oatmeal and yogurt. A few more ways to serve it, have some on a slice of toasted Pumpkin Banana Bread or rolled in these pumpkin butter crepes.

 Pumpkin lovers will love this easy, pumpkin butter recipe made from scratch. It's delicious smeared on toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and more!

October is one if my favorite months, and not just because it’s my birthday month. I love the changing of seasons, when the leaves start turning color, wearing cozy sweaters, and of course everything that comes along with pumpkin season. If you’re a pumpkin spice fan, you’re going to love this easy recipe!

Pumpkin Butter Uses

I make this every fall and have gotten creative coming up with new ways to enjoy it. Here’s some ideas, I would love to hear how you enjoy yours!

  • Spread it on whole grain toast.
  • Swirl some into your Greek yogurt.
  • Use as a filling for crepes.
  • Spoon some into your oatmeal.
  • Add it to your smoothie.
  • Spoon some in your Overnight Oats.
  • Add a little to your morning Latte.

I love using real cinnamon sticks for this, but ground cinnamon would work in place of them.

Shelf Life

Pumpkin butter will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. It may also be frozen for 3 to 6 months.

How To Make Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin lovers will love this easy, pumpkin butter recipe made from scratch. It's like pumpkin pie in a jar, only better! Delicious smeared on toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and more!

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Pumpkin lovers will love this easy, pumpkin butter recipe made from scratch. It's like pumpkin pie in a jar, only better! Delicious smeared on toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and more!
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Pumpkin Butter

42 Cals 0.5 Protein 13 Carbs 0.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 30 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Dessert
CUISINE: American
Pumpkin lovers will love this easy, pumpkin butter recipe made from scratch. It's like pumpkin pie in a jar, only better! Delicious smeared on toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and more!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups homemade pumpkin puree, or 1 (29 ounce) can (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, to taste

Instructions

  • Combine pureed pumpkin, vanilla, apple juice, spices, cinnamon sticks and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 - 40 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently.
  • Adjust spices to your taste.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons, Calories: 42kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 0.5g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g
WW Points Plus: 1
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Pumpkin Butter Recipe

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338 comments

  1. I think I am going to try using Jamaican gingerale in place of apple juice… I just don’t have any apple juice or cider on hand and think it might fit the bill??? I will let you know!

  2. I am planning on making this and using on a butter board surrounded with apples, graham crackers etc. was wondering if it would be too sweet for something like this? 

  3. Is there a substitute for apple juice? My daughter is allergic to Apple’s:((

    • Perhaps white grape juice might work? I haven’t tried this substitution but it would be sweet enough and discolour the pumpkin butter or change the flavour much.

  4. What is the shelf life of this? What do you recommend storing it in?

  5. hi, i just bought some pumpkin butter in a sealed container off the shelf at the grocery store. Is it safe to eat from the shelf?

  6. I’ve made this 4 times now and have plans for another batch next week. So easy and really really delicious!

  7. I have successfully made this in the Instant Pot a few times now. I increased the apple cider to 1 cup and used splenda brown sugar as a substitute for the brown sugar. I also added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves. I pressure cooked for 3 minutes with natural release. Delicious in the pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe!!

  8. it’s delicious

  9. so good !! I used a real pumpkin instead of can. amazing!

  10. Can you use a brown sugar substitute? Or another type of sweetener?

  11. I’ve never tasted a better pumpkin butter. I mix it into Greek yogurt (when I’m not eating it with a spoon right out of the container). I’m considering using it on puff pastry as a tart. 

  12. What’s a substitute for apple cider/juice?

  13. Delish! To cut down on calories, I used Truvia ZERO brown sugar.

  14. Oh my goodness this was good. I think my arm sure got a workout. 

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  16. Fabulous recipe. Creamy, dense, autumnal, decadent. My only regret is that I didn’t make more! 

  17. Have you ever made this with a healthier sugar?

  18. I made this batch 3 days ago. I used 5, 1/2 pint jars. I am now down to 1 1/2 jars left. I’m now making a second batch. I added a tsp of apple pie spice just to add more seasonal flavor. This is a fabulous and full of texture and flavor.