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Pumpkin butter in glass jar.

Easy Pumpkin Butter

Quick and delicious homemade pumpkin butter with spices, apple cider and orange! Make in two steps and enjoy all season long!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 34 tablespoon servings
Calories 19 kcal
Author Anna


  • 15 oz. can of 100% pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • orange zest from 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice or juice from 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider juice works too
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1.5 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, whisking often. Cool.

  3. Use right away or pour into jars and store in a fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you are not using pumpkin pie filling. The label should read "100% pumpkin puree". Dark brown sugar will add rich, deeper flavor to the butter. However, light brown sugar works too. You can add 1 tablespoon of molasses if using light brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Butter
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 19
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 1950IU39%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.