Homemade Pumpkin Butter

I know I don’t normally post on a Sunday, but we are going to make a little exception because with Thanksgiving just a few days away, I feel the need to squeeze in one last pumpkin recipe for you guys for the season. Up until last year, I actually had never had pumpkin butter, just apple butter. I was seriously missing out. After a trip to Trader Joe’s, I threw a jar in my cart and immediately dug into it when I got home and fell in love. Just hand me the dang spoon!

This pumpkin butter is basically fall in a jar: Pumpkin puree, apple cider, cinnamon and spice. It’s sweet and luscious and perfect for spreading on toast, bagels, muffins, pancakes, apple slices, you name it! I always love coming up with a nice homemade gift every year and this pumpkin butter definitely fits the bill! You can hand them out friends and family or your co-workers. It also makes for a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving. You can put in cute jars and make nice labels and ribbons to decorate.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Butter
Yield: 10-12 servings

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Making your own pumpkin butter is so simple and the perfect fall treat to enjoy on toast, waffles or pancakes! Makes for great gifts too!


  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice or cider
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Combine the pumpkin puree, apple juice, sugar, and spices in a large saucepan and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. The pumpkin butter should thicken up a bit more as it cools. Store in airtight jars or containers in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

approx. 3 tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

Homemade Pumpkin Butter