Homemade Pumpkin Butter

This homemade pumpkin butter is packed full of homemade pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cooked down in sweet apple cider. Perfect on toast!

This homemade pumpkin butter is packed full of homemade pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cooked down in sweet apple cider. Perfect on toast!

Remember that homemade pumpkin puree I posted last week? Well here is another amazing dish you can make with that puree.  Homemade pumpkin butter. It’s sweet, full of autumn spices and utterly delicious! I enjoy eating it on fresh muffins, scones, bagels….ok, pretty much anything bread like. It’s also equally delicious eaten by the spoonful. Don’t judge me. I know I’m not the only one.

This homemade pumpkin butter is packed full of homemade pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cooked down in sweet apple cider. Perfect on toast!

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Homemade Pumpkin Butter

This homemade pumpkin butter is packed full of homemade pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cooked down in sweet apple cider. Perfect on toast!

Yield: 14 ounces

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces homemade pumpkin puree (or 1 can store bought pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (fresh ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

Source: Nutmeg Nanny

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a pot and cook on medium heat until thickened and fruit butter consistency, about 30 minutes. You want it to be spreadable but not runny. Let the butter cool and take out the whole stare anise and whole cloves.

Store in a glass canning jar in the fridge. Will keep in the fridge for a week.

45 Responses to “Homemade Pumpkin Butter”

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Looks so fabulous! I love your little tiny wooden spoon-so cute! Where did you find that?

    • admin replied: — November 1st, 2011 @ 11:15 am

      Thank you! My friend bought it for me from Pampered Chef. I think it’s called a bamboo condiment spoon. I love it too 🙂

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    hungryandfrozen — November 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I love that tiny spoon, too! Tiny things are surprisingly useful in the kitchen – my tiny whisk and tiny spatula are amongst my most used utensils. Love the intense colour of this and all the spices in it – definitely one to eat by the spoonful 🙂

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    Erica — November 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Drooool. Amazing. I would make cookies out of this. And then eat them all!

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    Reeni — November 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I need this in my life! So scrumptious. I’d be smearing it on everything too!

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    rebecca — November 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    wow this looks awesome :-)n

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    debbie — November 2, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Looks delicious and no judging here….I sometimes eat cakes right out of the pan!!!

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    Cakelaw — November 2, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Mmmm, pumpkin butter sounds fabulous – a nice change on scones, bread etc.

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    Blond Duck — November 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I’d eat it by the bowl full. So I’m not judging anyone!

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    Katerina — November 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

    This butter spread on a warm slice of bread would make my day I can tell you! yum, yum!

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    Barbara — November 2, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Oh, I’m going to make this! So simple and I love those spicy flavors. Be perfect on an English muffin in the morning. It’d be hard to keep your spoon out of it in the fridge!

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    erica — November 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I never have even thought about doing this before, but it sounds beyond delicious. I am definitely trying this out. Thanks for sharing!

    xo

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 2, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    You are indeed not the only one to eat it by the spoonful! I’ve been know to eat straight from the jar many times 😉

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    Marla — November 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I would spread this on like everything!

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    Faith — November 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Mmm, homemade pumpkin butter is amazing! I like to eat it on top of my oatmeal…and it’s also delicious added to muffin or cake batter!

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    Chiara — November 3, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Yum, look at that! I’d love to try it.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

    this looks SO good!

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    Deborah — November 3, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I wish I had some of this right now on a bagel for breakfast!!

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    Kaen — November 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Oh my…this looks insanely good. No wonder it’s being eaten by the spoonful (no judging here!!!) Such a perfect fall treat.

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    Feast on the Cheap — November 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    mmm, that sounds wonderful

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — November 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Mmmm.. I am a sucker for anything and everything that is made with pumpkin!!

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    The Elegant Eggplant — November 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    What a great idea!! Looks and sounds absolutely delish.

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    Jeanette — November 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Oh, that looks so delicious! Would love a stir of that into a bowl of oatmeal.

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    Suzanne — November 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    What a great idea and I can think of a few uses for it, like a little in my oatmeal or mixed with cream cheese for a dip for gingersnap cookies 🙂

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    Emily Malloy @Cleanliness — November 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Love it!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I’ve been contemplating some pumpkin butter, and now I think I’m convinced. This looks amazing!! I would probably eat the whole thing with a spoon, though.

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — November 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I definitely need to give this a try – especially given my sandwich this week. 🙂

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — November 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This sounds fantastic! Love the addition of star anise. I am massively addicted to it. Fall makes me want to cook with it constantly. I’m bookmarking this for next week. Thanks for a super inspirational post!

    Heather

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    Joanne — November 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    When I made pumpkin butter last, I basically devoured the entire batch singlehandedly. In one sitting. With a spoon. I think I need to revisit that sentiment.

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    Lyndsey — November 4, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I have my pumpkins sitting on my counter just waiting for the weekend where I can get a chance to whip them into puree…see, you’ve inspired me! 🙂

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    shannon — November 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

    i’ve been meaning to make pumpkin butter, but the pumpkin keeps getting stuck in other dishes 🙂 i should reorganize my priorities!

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    Sophie — November 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Your home made pumpkin butter looks divine & well flavoured too!
    Yum! 😉

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    grace — November 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    spices, glorious spices! this must smell amazing throughout the entire process, including when it’s on its way to one’s mouth. lovely!

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    A Canadian Foodie — November 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I adore butters – and have not had pumpkin butter for years and year – thank you for the reminder. I cannot wait to try it and it looks great – so do the recipes you used it in.
    🙂
    V

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    Malin — November 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Oooh nice recipe. Something for the christmas table maybe? Thanks for an inspiring blog!

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    Takeya — November 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Inspired to make pumpkin butter this weekend. Perfect on toast and paired with a cup of Pumpkin tea!

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    Aqiyl Aniys — March 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Your pumpkin butter looks delicious. I could spread some on some toasted spelt bread. Yummy.

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