How to Make Pumpkin Butter

Keeping with this week’s theme, here is another great pumpkin recipe that one of our readers submitted. Pumpkin butter is a great seasonal treat that you can use on your morning toast, bagel, dinner rolls and even on fruit. Also, with this recipe you have the option of making it on the stove or in the crock pot.

Pumpkin Butter-from Kat G., Texas


  • 4 c. homemade pumpkin puree OR 1 29-ounce can of solid pack pumpkin
  • ¾ c. apple juice
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 ½ c. sugar

Combine pumpkin puree, apple juice, spices and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.

Transfer to a sterile container and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

You can double the batch and make it in the crock pot instead. It works well with no splattering or stirring. 4-6 hours on low in slow cooker makes it easy, and there is no mess.

Make your own pumpkin puree! Check out this article for a step-by-step process.


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