Easy Pumpkin Butter

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Get ready to elevate your fall flavors with our simple 30 minute pumpkin butter recipe. Made with basic ingredients and a hint of cozy spices, this homemade treat is perfect for spreading on toast, pancakes, or anything else you desire, bringing a taste of autumn to your table with minimal effort.

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I love pumpkin everything (see our pumpkin donut holes, pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin bread pudding, or pumpkin dump cake for just a few examples!) Many years ago I shared a pumpkin apple butter recipe as one of the first recipes I ever posted and I thought nearly 9 years later it was long overdue to post my favorite easy pumpkin butter recipe for you.

Why I love this recipe

This is a super easy 30 minute recipe using just a few pantry staples…if you have pumpkin I’m betting you have everything you’ll need.

It’s no fuss, no fancy ingredients, and makes your house smell amazing. What’s not to love??

Ingredients

pumpkin butter ingredients on marble countertop
  • pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • granulated sugar
  • apple juice
  • spices – ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon

Step by step with video

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 25-30 minutes or until thickened.

Serving suggestions

You can enjoy this pumpkin butter in so many ways!

spoonful of pumpkin butter

Slow Cooker Instructions

You can easily convert this to a slow cooker recipe but mixing all the ingredients in a slow cooker and cooking on low for 2-3 hours or until thickened. Some people prefer the slower method to simmering on the stovetop-either way it’s delicious!

Storage

Store pumpkin butter in an airtight container up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. You can freeze this pumpkin butter as well up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container (affiliate link).

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Easy Pumpkin Butter


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Description

Get ready to elevate your fall flavors with our simple pumpkin butter recipe. Made with basic ingredients and a hint of cozy spices, this homemade treat is perfect for spreading on toast, pancakes, or anything else you desire, bringing a taste of autumn to your table with minimal effort.


Ingredients

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  • 15 ounce can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground clove

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 25-30 minutes or until thickened.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Freeze up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container (affiliate link).

  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 36
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 1.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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