When all I could find at the store this Fall was pumpkin butter laced with high-fructose corn syrup, I decided to make my own! Here’s my homemade, easy-as-pie, Pumpkin Butter recipe.

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup apple juice*

15 oz pumpkin puree

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

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Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a small crockpot and stir to combine.

2. Cook on high for 1 hour. Turn heat to low and cook for 5-6 hours, stirring every hour or so, until the mixture has reduced by 1/3 and is dark brown.

3. Allow to cool, store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.

*You can substitute water for apple juice

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Enjoy your Homemade Pumpkin Butter:

  • Spread on toast or bagels
  • Dalloped on top of your oatmeal
  • As a dip with apple or pear slices
  • Slightly warmed and swirled over ice cream
  • As a spread with baked Brie and crackers

Enjoy!