Spiced Pumpkin Butter


Turn pumpkin puree into Spiced Pumpkin Butter with this delicious fall-flavored canning recipe. While you can wrap jars of this pumpkin butter recipe for gifts, make sure to save one or two for yourself to spread on toast or mix into oatmeal.

Spiced Pumpkin Butter
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Makes 4-1/2 cups


  • 4 cup Pumpkin Puree or two 15-oz. cans pumpkin

  • 1 ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • ½ cup apple juice

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Chopped hazelnuts (optional)

Pumpkin Puree

  • 2 ½ pound pie pumpkins


  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven combine all ingredients except nuts. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring frequently, 25 minutes or until thick. (If mixture spatters, reduce heat to medium-low). Remove from heat; cool.

  2. Ladle into jars or freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Cover; store in refrigerator up to 1 week or freezer up to 6 months.

  3. To serve, top with chopped nuts.

Pumpkin Puree

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut pumpkins into 5x5-inch pieces. Remove and discard seeds and strings. Arrange pieces in a single layer, skin sides up, in a foil-lined baling pan. Cover with foil. Bake about 1 hour or until tender. When cool enough to handle, scoop pulp from rind. Place pulp in food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Measure 1 cup puree to use in risotto. Transfer remaining puree to an airtight container. Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw frozen puree in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

35 Calories
9g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 35
% Daily Value *
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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