Pumpkin Butter.

Remember the invitations I made for the jam and butters class? Well, pumpkin butter was one of the recipes shared and I have to say, it. is. divine. Our favorite application so far is on top of crepes with fresh whipped cream. It's like pumpkin pie. For breakfast. Does it get better? I think not. Would you like to make some too? I knew you would!

Pumpkin Butter

1 large can pumpkin
1 c. apple juice
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg

Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices + sugar in large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently.
Store in refrigerator.

For canning-water bath 10 minutes.



  1. Do you know about how long it will keep without canning? I have never canned before but would like to make some and give it to friends. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. hello jennifer!

    you should be safe keeping it in the fridge for a month or so. the butter is about the consistency of a thick applesauce, and gets runnier over time. if you go to use it and it looks too runny, just throw it out.

    have fun making it!

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

    I've read your blog for a while now and had no idea you were in the Tri-Cities. My mom is from Richland, I grew up in Vancouver (WA!).

    Oh, and Oliver reminds me so much of our youngest. So cute and chubby!!

  4. you always make the best things! i love reading your blog :)

  5. I'm a new follower...I just discovered you! Your blog is inspiring, refreshing, and cozy! Thanks!

  6. Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Yes please!

  7. that's the sweetest looking jar of delish i've ever seen.
    love, lindsay

  8. This looks divine. For a novice canner... would I simply make it and then boil it in the canning pot for ten minutes checking to make sure it is sealed? How long will it keep if you boil it? Thanks for the delish recipe!

  9. Oh yum. Sounds simple to make too...

  10. Oh man... I MUST make some of this. Thank you SO much for sharing!!

  11. Oh yum. And I love the packaging. And the picture of your little babes below? So cute.

  12. i've been making & canning apple butter all morning. saw your post, and i'm throwing some pumpkin butter on the stove, too!

    thanks for the recipe...

  13. Mmmm this sounds wonderful! I love how you packaged it too! Perfect!

    And wow--your little babe has grown!! What darling "doll" :)

  14. I am so gonna make this, today!

  15. just found your lovely blog, hello! i love love love this recipe, yum.

  16. What size jars did you use & how much does this recipe make? Thanks!!

  17. I loved this post, and immediately started looking into canning the pumpkin butter so I could make it ahead of Christmas for gifts. When I was doing research, I came across information that canning pumpkin butter is very unsafe and not recommended because of acidity. Your recommendation for refrigeration seems to be safe, but I was wondering why you said to not freeze since I don't feel safe canning it?

    Here's the link for why it is unsafe. That blogger also linked a primary source so there is some legitimacy there: http://www.foodinjars.com/2010/10/canning-101-why-pumpkin-butter-cant-be-canned/

  18. I was wondering how much this will make? It looks so delish

  19. what size can of pumpkin is "large"

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