Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin butter tastes a lot like pumpkin pie and is ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes! This recipe is great for giving as gifts to those you love during the fall and winter!

creamy pumpkin butter in a mason jar

Whether you use canned pumpkin puree or use our Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree or Oven Roasted Pumpkin Puree, this butter recipe comes together quickly.

What is pumpkin butter used for?

It is great on  a variety of breads, waffles, pancakes, English muffins, and biscuits. You can also mix it with granola or add it to a smoothie. We also love topping our yogurt or ice cream with this recipe.

What is the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin butter?

Pumpkin butter uses pumpkin puree as a base for the butter. Then, you add apple juice or apple cider, sugar and spices to the pumpkin puree. 

What is pumpkin butter made of?

pumpkin butter ingredients
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • apple juice
  • ground ginger
  • ground cloves
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • white sugar

This butter recipe calls for apple juice. If you’ve never made your own apple juice before, it’s super simple and totally worth it in our opinion. You can also sub out the apple juice for apple cider for a little more added flavor.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Butter

ingredients for pumpkin butter in a saucepan

First, in a medium sauce pan on medium high heat, place all of the ingredients and stir to combine.

pumpkin butter in saucepan with whisk

Next, bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce heat. 

pumpkin butter on a spoon with saucepan in background

Then, allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.

pumpkin butter in jelly jars with toast on a white plate

Place in mason jars, and store in the refrigerator.

pumpkin butter spread on toast with mason jar in the background

How long does pumpkin butter last in the fridge?

Refrigerated Pumpkin butter will keep in an air tight container or mason jar for up to 3 weeks.

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Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin butter tastes a lot like pumpkin pie and is ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes! Pumpkin butter is great for giving as gifts during the fall and winter!
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin, butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree
  • ¾ c apple juice
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c white sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan of medium high heat, place all of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce heat.
  • Allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
  • Place is mason jars, and store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 11033IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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