Pumpkin butter is such a decadent fall treat! The complex flavors scream fall and the smooth creamy texture is incredible. It is full of delicious pumpkin flavor and fall spices. The best part is that you can enjoy this pumpkin butter with your coffee, overnight oats, oatmeal, pancakes, toast, waffles, muffins, and yogurt! Also, this recipe is low in calories and it can be made sugar-free.
Is Pumpkin Butter Actually Butter?
Pumpkin butter is not actually butter. It is called pumpkin butter because it has a similar texture to butter. This pumpkin butter is smooth, creamy, and packed with pumpkin flavor!
Ingredients For Pumpkin Butter
- Pumpkin Puree: You will need one can of pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling, for this recipe.
- Unsweetened Applesauce: Adds to the texture and flavor of the pumpkin butter.
- Sweetener: You can use brown sugar in this recipe or keep it sugar-free by using your sugar-free sweetener of choice.
- Salt: Just a pinch to enhance the flavors.
- Cinnamon: To flavor the pumpkin butter.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: So the pumpkin butter has fall spices.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Adds a punch of flavor to the pumpkin butter.
- Maple Extract: Adds amazing maple flavor to the pumpkin butter without adding many calories.
- Vanilla Extract: To add flavor to the pumpkin butter.
Why Use Maple Extract?
We love using maple extract in this recipe! We love the rich maple flavor it adds to the pumpkin butter. I love the flavor of maple but wanted to save on calories and didn’t want to add any sugar. Maple extract is the perfect solution! I definitely recommend giving it a go and adding maple extract to your fall pantry. However, if you don’t want to use maple extract, you can use Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup, the maple syrup of your choice, or omit it altogether.
Replacement For Pumpkin Pie Spice
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can replace it with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of ginger, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch of cloves.
How To Make Pumpkin Butter
First, add the pumpkin puree, unsweetened applesauce, brown sugar, pinch of salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, apple cider vinegar, maple extract, and vanilla extract to a saucepan. Then, combine the ingredients.
Next, place the saucepan on the stove and let the pumpkin butter simmer. After that, let it cool and enjoy!
What To Do With Pumpkin Butter
This pumpkin butter can be used in many different ways! Add it to your coffee, overnight oats, oatmeal, pancakes, toast, waffles, muffins, and yogurt. It adds delicious pumpkin flavor!
How Long Does Pumpkin Butter Last?
You can store this pumpkin butter in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Can You Freeze Pumpkin Butter?
Yes, you can freeze pumpkin butter! It will last 2-3 months in the freezer. Also, we love freezing some pumpkin butter in an ice cube tray. This way you will have individual servings of pumpkin butter whenever you want it! You can add 1-2 cubes to your coffee to make a pumpkin spice latte!
How To Cook Pumpkin Butter On The Stove
To cook pumpkin butter on the stove, let it simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes or until the desired consistency is reached. The longer the pumpkin butter simmers, the thicker it will get.
How To Make Pumpkin Butter In The Slow Cooker
You can make this delicious pumpkin butter in the slow cooker. To do so, cook it on low for 2.5-3 hours or on high for 1.5-2 hours. You will want to let the lid vent so the moisture can escape and thicken the pumpkin butter. Also, make sure to stir occasionally so the pumpkin doesn’t burn.
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- Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter
- Easy Homemade Pumpkin Bagels
- Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffin
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8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories13
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Sodium 17mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
- Sugars 1.4g
- Protein 0.2g 1%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.