Pumpkin butter recipe makes a deliciously spiced pumpkin spread made from canned pumpkin cooked with warm spices. This fall-favorite can be used in so many ways!
Pumpkin butter is a delicious fall treat! It can be fairly pricey, but this homemade version will allow you to easily make a jar of pumpkin butter whenever you would like.
It’s a tasty spread that goes well with any number of foods. Add a spoonful to your favorite foods to add a bit of fall flavor!
This homemade pumpkin butter recipe also makes a great gift for any pumpkin lovers on your list.
What is pumpkin butter?
Pumpkin butter is a thick spread that’s made from canned pumpkin puree and fall spices. It’s a fall favorite that’s full of autumn flavors.
This delicious pumpkin butter has a consistency that’s similar to other fruit butters like apple butter.
How to make pumpkin butter
Step 1: In a large saucepan, combine the pumpkin purée, apple cider, sugar, pumpkin spice, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt.
Step 2: Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring regularly.
Step 3: Once it reaches a boil, reduce to low heat and cover the saucepan.
Step 4: Stir regularly to keep the pumpkin butter from sticking or burning, and continue to cook until thickened. This will take about 20-25 minutes.
Step 5: Remove from heat, and let it cool completely.
Step 6: Once cool, transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Pumpkin butter can be used similarly to apple butter.
- It is fantastic spread on toast, pancakes, waffles, or French toast.
- Use it to make a fall parfait and layer it on top of Greek yogurt. Top with granola.
- Serve it on biscuits or slather it on scones.
- Add some pumpkin butter to smoothies or milkshakes.
- Spoon it over oatmeal.
Pumpkin butter should be stored in an airtight container, like a mason jar, in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 2 weeks when properly stored in the fridge.
Pumpkin butter can be frozen. Store it in an airtight container in the freezer. It will keep for up to 3 months when properly stored.
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Pumpkin Butter Recipe
- Large saucepan
- 15 ounce can pumpkin purée
- 1/3 cup apple cider
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Pinch sea salt
- In a large saucepan, combine the pumpkin purée, apple cider, sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring regularly.
- Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan.
- Stir regularly to keep the pumpkin butter from sticking or burning, and continue to cook until thickened. This will take about 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and let it cool completely.
- Once cool, transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
- Pumpkin purée: Be sure to use canned pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling.
- Brown sugar: Light or dark brown sugar will work.
- Pumpkin pie spice: Store-bought or make your own pumpkin pie spice blend.
- This recipe makes approximately 2 cups of pumpkin butter. A serving is about 2 tablespoons.
- Nutrition values are estimates.
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