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!
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.
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.
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
More Pumpkin Recipes You Will Love
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters
- Pumpkin Roll Cake
- Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Cookies
- Pumpkin Smoothie
- 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
- 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.