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

Yield: 10-12 servings

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

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!

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


  • 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



  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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