Pumpkin Butter

A dessert dip that's great with apples or served over toast for a festive fall breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Author Meme


  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 3/4 cup 100% apple juice
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Whisk together the pumpkin, apple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt in a medium saucepan. 
  • Bring to a low boil over medium heat. Partially cover and reduce heat to medium-low to simmer. Stir occasionally. {Be careful because the mixture bubbles and splatters a lot!}
  • Once it has reduced & thickened {takes about 30 to 35 minutes}, taste and adjust seasoning if needed. 
  • Remove from heat, and add lemon juice and vanilla extract. Let cool and serve with apple slices, on toast, etc.


*Makes 2.5 cups