Pumpkin Butter from Real Pumpkins


Welcome to my kitchen! Here is a yummy little treat for you this fall season.

Pumpkin Butter

Watch my how-to clip below. 


2 whole pie pumpkins cooked down and pureed OR 3 cans of pumpkin (15oz each)

2 cups white sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar

3/4 cup apple juice

2 tsp ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

4 tsp ground cinnamon

juice from half a lemon


  1. In large pot combine all ingredients. Bring to boil, stirring frequently.
  2. Reduce heat and cover, simmering for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. If using cooked down pumpkin, make certain it is pureed until smooth (immersion blender recommended).
  4. Cool. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
  5. Use on scones, toast, and muffins. Add to pancake batter or oatmeal for a sweet pumpkin spice version of your favorite baked goods.

8 thoughts on “Pumpkin Butter from Real Pumpkins”

  1. Shannon says:

    Sounds yummy. Happy Halloween

  2. Carole Burant says:

    I’ve had apple butter but have never tasted pumpkin butter!! Looks and sounds delish.

  3. This sounds delicious, thank you for sharing

  4. Laura says:

    YUM I will have to try this. Thank you

  5. Patricia Barraclough says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I will have to add this to my collection of jams and butters to make for gifts.

  6. Magda Britz says:

    Thanx so much Heather. From South Africa

  7. Sara B says:

    I also make pumpkin butter. Yummy!
    My recipe uses a slow cooker and is much easier.

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