Delicious Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Delicious Pumpkin Butter Recipe: Pumpkin, spice, and everything nice…this pumpkin butter is what fall dreams are made of. Pumpkin butter is a fall fruit spread prepared with canned pumpkin, apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

The mixture simmers over low heat for 25 minutes to concentrate the flavor, making it taste like the richest, most exquisite pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin butter, like apple butter, is a spread with a butter-like consistency but no dairy butter. The recipe yields 2 cups, or one 16-oz jar, but you may double or treble it to create Christmas gifts.

Delicious Pumpkin Butter Recipe

  • Servings: About 2 cups
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

INGREDIENTS for Delicious Pumpkin Butter Recipe

  • 1 (15 oz) can 100% pure pumpkin
  • ½ cup apple cider or apple juice
  • ⅔ cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Heaping ⅛ teaspoon salt
Delicious Pumpkin Butter Recipe
Delicious Pumpkin Butter Recipe


  1. Combine the pumpkin, apple cider (or juice), brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt in a medium, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over med-high heat (because the mixture is so thick, it will be more like an active sputter). Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered with the lid just slightly ajar, stirring occasionally so the pumpkin butter doesn’t stick to the bottom, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely, then transfer to a jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Make-Ahead/Freezer-Friendly Instructions: Pumpkin butter will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or frozen for up to 3 months.
  3. Note: If doubling or tripling the recipe, the cook time will be a bit longer, about 30 minutes.


  • Per serving (32 servings)
  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 18
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 11 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you’re following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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