Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Butter

I've always heard about pumpkin butter and was actually reluctant about it. I know as a pumpkin lover that sounds crazy right? I think I just couldn't get the pairing of pumpkin and butter out of my head. It's actually more comparable to apple butter and reminds me of a jam almost.

It is actually delicious and can be used for things other than putting on top of toast. If you heat a tablespoon or so of it with some skim milk until the two are combined and add that to your coffee with some pumpkin pie spice and a dallop of fat free cool-whip you can have yourself a homemade pumpkin spice latte! I will have to come up with a recipe and post it sometime here before my favorite season is long gone.

Pumpkin Butter


1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup agave syrup or honey
1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pinch of salt


Combine the pumpkin, agave nectar, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium heat, mixing until well combined. Stirring constantly, cook for about 15 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in the spices and salt, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, and transfer your pumpkin butter to a small bowl or jar. Let cool completely before covering and refrigerating. Pumpkin butter will keep for about 2 weeks in a covered air tight container in the refrigerator.


Twin Tables said...

Your recipe sounds great! I love the maple syrup! I bet yours would work in the microwave too! :)

appledapple said...

We first had pumpkin butter while living in Washington state, we loved it so much our 3rd son was nicknamed 'pumpkin butter' for most of his childhood, now being 15 he resents it a bit when I refer to it and then flashes that sheepish grin that says "okay, I can be called that so long as its not in front of any girls"!
Thanks for the recipe, I've never made it and now plan to do so just for him!

coco-pistachio said...

follow me and i'll follow you

pleaaase! ive been around since march this year and i still have no followers!
id would mean alot to me


Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

Sure, I'll follow you! :)

Some tips to get followers: syndicate your accound to your facebook (through network blog) or make post announcements on your facebook. Register your blog at and Google food blogs similar to yours and leave comments with a link to your blog. Get a twitter account for your blog. Post your recpes on food websites such as and

Hopefully some of these help :)

coco-pistachio said...

Oh my god, you are a darling!
thank you SO much!

yes, it helped alot :). loving the thought of this pumpkin butter, might try it next weekend :) xxx

HeroCakePops said...

The pumpkin butter looks mouth watering. I can't wait to test it out. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

I like the idea of making a more pumpkin-pie like butter than an appley butter. I'm definitely going to try pumpkin pie spice and vanilla instead of apple juice next time.

Danica's Daily said...

Yeah, so glad you liked my pumpkin butter recipe and it turned out for you. It is pretty delicious. My absolutely FAVORITE way to enjoy it at the moment is on pita chips with laughing cow - MMMM!

Thanks for linking up :)

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