Desserts

Pumpkin Butter

Once you see how easy it is to make Pumpkin Butter at home, you'll never go back to purchasing it from the store. This recipe comes together in just about 20 minutes and tastes amazing on just about anything and everything.

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a glass jar that is filled with homemade pumpkin butter.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Pumpkin Butter comes together in just about 20 minutes.
  • Is filled with pumpkin puree and fall spices.
  • Sweetened with coconut sugar, maple syrup and apple cider.
  • Tastes amazing on just about everything and anything.
  • There are countless ways to use this pumpkin butter this holiday season.
  • Makes for a great gift for a friend, family or loved one.
  • You only need a few simple ingredients!
  • Smearing some on toast, or drizzle it on yogurt, oatmeal or even in your morning cup of coffee!
  • Check out my Pumpkin Pie Truffles for another great quick and easy recipe to make this Fall.

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Pumpkin Butter. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use canned pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

Maple syrup gives this pumpkin butter a delicious caramel flavor, you may sub date syrup, agave or honey.

Coconut sugar contains healthy fats and is one of my favorite sugars. You may also use brown sugar or cane sugar in replace.

A touch of lemon juice helps add a bit of tang and acidity to this pumpkin butter recipe. Use fresh lemon juice for best results.

A touch of vanilla extract makes any baked good better.

You can’t have pumpkin butter without pumpkin pie spice, this is highly encouraged. If you don’t have any or can’t find it, you can use extra cinnamon instead.

I personally love using apple cider in my pumpkin butter for a much sweeter taste, if you don’t like apple, then you can use water instead. Apple juice will work as well.

all the ingredients that you need to make this pumpkin butter in small individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: Start by adding all the ingredients to a saucepan over medium to low heat and stir until well combined. Bring mixture to a slow simmer and let it sit there for roughly 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

TWO: The pumpkin butter will turn from bright orange to a deep dark brown color. Remove from heat, let cool slightly, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Tips And Tricks

Watch the pumpkin butter carefully and keep stirring occasionally so that it doesn’t burn.

Don’t let the mixture come to a full boil, only a slow simmer.

Let mixture cool to room temperature before storing.

How To Serve And Store

Serve this pumpkin butter on toast, in smoothies, on top of oatmeal or yogurt bowls, in coffee, cocktails, mocktails and so much more! The possibilities are endless. Think of using this Pumpkin Butter in replace of almond or peanut butter.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3 weeks, or freeze and enjoy up to 3 months.

Taste And Texture

This pumpkin butter is incredibly sweet with delicious pumpkin flavor and undertones of apple.

The texture is creamy and smooth, think of a spreadable jam.

a spoon dipped into the pumpkin butter to show the smooth and creamy texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree?

No, it is not recommended.

Can I use fresh, homemade pumpkin puree?

I don’t see why not!

What can I use instead of apple cider/apple juice?

Water would be the best option.

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Pumpkin Butter

Once you see how easy it is to make Pumpkin Butter at home, you'll never go back to purchasing it from the store. This recipe comes together in just about 20 minutes and tastes amazing on just about anything and everything.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
15 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can of pumpkin purée⁣
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup 
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice⁣
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider, or apple juice 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

12 servings

Directions

  1. Start by adding all the ingredients to a saucepan over medium to low heat and stir with a rubber spatula, wooden spoon, or whisk until well combined. 
  2. Bring mixture to a slow simmer, lower heat to low and stir occasionally for about 15 minutes. 
  3. The pumpkin butter will turn from bright orange to a deep dark brown color. 
  4. Remove from heat, let cool slightly, then store in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Notes

  • Watch the pumpkin butter carefully and keep stirring occasionally so that it doesn't burn.
  • Don't let the mixture come to a full boil, only a slow simmer.
  • Let mixture cool to room temperature before storing.

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