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Homemade Pumpkin Butter

by Courtney on November 15, 2010

Over the weekend, I forgot to mention that I actually did a little work in the kitchen. ;)

I was in the mood to use pumpkin, but for the life of me, could not decide what to bake. After browsing recipes for almost a half hour, I determined that baking was not going to happen. But what WAS going to happen was something even more exciting…


Homemade Pumpkin Butter!

I was pretty annoyed with myself when I didn’t pick up a single jar of the stuff back during my trip to Trader Joe’s. And since my original pumpkin butter jar has almost kicked the bucket,


something needed to be done. FAST.

The recipe is really simple; only 6 ingredients, and you’re done in less than a half hour!


To start off, just put all of your ingredients into a medium saucepan.


Start to mix everything up so they get nice and friendly.


Once the mixture has been brought to a boil, reduce your heat to low and continue to cook, stirring frequently.


You’ll know the butter is just about ready when it starts to thicken up and separates easily away from the sides of the pot.


Pumpkin Butter

(Based on this recipe)


  • 1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves


Combine pumpkin, sugar, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened.

Serve with bread, toast, oats, muffins…or just eat it right off the spoon. ;)




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1 Di @ November 15, 2010 at 8:05 am

Mmm. Pumpkinlicious!


2 Nicole (Picky Nicky) November 15, 2010 at 8:09 am

That looks so delicious and not to mention simple! I want to make this for the holidays :) Thanks for the recipe!


3 Jen @ Jen is Green November 15, 2010 at 8:48 am

I made two batches of pumpkin butter so far this season and I LOVE IT! It tastes just as good at TJ’s. :-)


4 Alexis November 15, 2010 at 8:53 am

I saw this and went straight to make it!!! It is AMAZING!! And so very easy! I am so excited to have learnt this!

Thank you, Courtney!! :)


5 Shanna, like Banana November 15, 2010 at 10:31 am

Who knew it was this easy? I may just tackle it myself!


6 Shanna, like Banana November 15, 2010 at 10:31 am

PS Yes,shame on you for not picking up TJ’’s delish!


7 movesnmunchies November 15, 2010 at 11:45 am

this is perfect seeing as I can’t get pumpkin butter over here! I’m so excited to make this! thankss!!!!!


8 Jenna November 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

That pumpkin butter looks so simple! I need to try it soon.


9 curvaciouslyfierce November 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Yummy!!! I’m going home to try this today :)
I’ll let you know how it comes out :)


10 Alexa November 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I’ve been looking for a good pumpkin butter! I’ll definitely try this one out- looks delicious. Thanks!


11 Jasmine July 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm

I had some homemade pumpkin puree in my freezer. Whipped this up after a little defrost. Was so impressed!!! Taste delish! Thank you for this easy great recipe!


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