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Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe

The best Fall treat, Pumpkin Butter, is easy to make with this simple recipe. Pumpkin purée, apple juice, pure maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice are simmered to creamy perfection in less than 30 minutes. Slather this healthy homemade spread on bread, biscuits, and crackers, or add flavor to your favorite breakfast or dessert dishes!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 48 kcal


  • 2 cups pumpkin puree homemade or canned
  • cup coconut sugar or light brown sugar
  • cup pure maple syrup agave nectar or honey
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup apple juice unsweetened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Add all ingredients except for the vanilla to a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to combine.
  2. Bring contents to a slight boil and then reduce heat to low.
  3. Simmer for 15-25 minutes, or until butter is to your desired consistency. (Make sure the ingredients are popping - this means your burner temperature is hot enough.)
  4. Turn off heat and mix in vanilla extract. Stir well until combined.

Recipe Notes


  • One serving size is 2 tablespoons of pumpkin butter.
  • This recipe makes 2 cups of pumpkin butter.
  • If you do not have apple juice, 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and ¼ cup of water may be substituted.
  • To Store: You can keep homemade pumpkin butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to 4-6 months. But do note, the texture and flavor will be slightly affected with time.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4766IU95%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.