Homemade Pumpkin Butter

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


  • 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 annd 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.
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Homemade Pumpkin Butter



  1. Hey Steph- congrats on the little one! I have no idea how you can blog with a newborn, but I’m glad you can because I love following your recipes. I was looking for an idea for homemade family gifts and this looks perfect! How much does it yield? Also, how full should I fill jars if I plan to can it?

    • Doh! Sorry, should have included that info. I would say this makes about a pint. You can use any size jars you like. For gifts, I would personally do smaller jars.

  2. What a wonderful hostess gift this time of year. I would enjoy it oh so much.

  3. I can see this pumpkin butter going well with a bagel for breakfast. I love all of the flavors included and it looks so smooth.

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