Pumpkin Butter is a creamy sweet condiment flavored with vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
Perfect spread on hot biscuits, crackers, flapjacks, toast or waffles.
Scoop with corn chips and enjoy a sweet-salty snack.
Easy to make with simple ingredients.
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Delighted to share the ingredients I purchased and used to make this delicious condiment.
EDITOR’S NOTE (October 30, 2021): Text edited to make it more concise. Updated recipe and instructions.
Original version published August 5, 2018.
Surprisingly, butter is not an ingredient.
It’s called Pumpkin Butter because it sounds more appetizing than Pumpkin Spread. Discovered this interesting fact online.
This recipe is the result of my successful experiment in the kitchen.
Starting with two cans of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling), I added light brown sugar, lemon juice and simmered for a few minutes.
After removing from heat, I added vanilla extract, cinnamon (optional) and pumpkin pie spice.
Tasted a cooled sample. Sprinkled in a little granulated sugar to my liking.
The beauty of this recipe is the sugar can be adjusted to personal preference.
After whipping it up, taste a cooled sample. If you prefer more sweetness, stir in 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar.
Taste again. Repeat until satisfied with sweetness.
PUMPKIN PIE SPICE
Pumpkin Pie Spice contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
USE PUMPKIN (NOT PUMPKIN PIE FILLING)
STORE IN A LIDDED CONTAINER
Store in a zippered bag or tightly sealed container.
Keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1-1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar Plus 3 teaspoons of granulated sugar (optional).
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or use ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Combine pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling), light brown sugar, 1/3 cup granulated sugar (save 3 tablespoons of sugar), and lemon juice in a medium-sized saucepan.
- Simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes over low-medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent sticking. Mixture will turn a beautiful brownish color and will thicken.
- When mixture sticks to spoon, turn heat off. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon (optional), pumpkin pie spice (or allspice), and salt.
- Taste a "cooled" sample. If you prefer sweeter, stir in one teaspoon of sugar. Taste again. Repeat until satisfied with sweetness.
- When satisfied with taste, simmer 10 minutes.
- Cool completely before serving immediately.
- Store in a lidded container. Keep refrigerated.