Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Jacqueline Rafidi
There are just some things that make sense to have on hand in the fall months, and this 20-minute spiced pumpkin butter is one of them. There are endless ways to use it from breakfast and desserts to drinks and it adds so much of that fall pumpkin flavor we love this time of year.
This spiced pumpkin butter uses 8 ingredients to create a luscious and flavorful spread in about 20 minutes that can be used in so many ways. I like taking a shortcut with canned pumpkin, but you can also use homemade pumpkin puree.
What IS pumpkin butter?
Is pumpkin butter just butter mixed with pumpkin? Is it pumpkin spice flavored butter? How do you use it and why would I want it?
Pumpkin butter is pumpkin puree cooked down with some warm spices like cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, cloves – or a store-bought pumpkin pie spice which contains all of these spices which is what I use in this recipe. Apple cider which lends a very subtle tartness and some sweetener. As it cooks down, the flavors meld together and some of the liquid evaporates from the pumpkin puree which leaves the pumpkin butter a bit thick.
Some ways I love to use this spiced pumpkin butter
- Try a couple Tablespoons in a cake mix. Add in some chocolate chips and walnuts along with it for a special treat.
- Add it to these pumpkin butterscotch cupcakes
- In this pumpkin butter white russian
- Pumpkin apple muffins
- Pumpkin cheesecake muffins
- Stir 1/2 teaspoon into your coffee or oatmeal for a fall twist
- Spread it on bread in place of jam, along with some cream cheese
When you make this spiced pumpkin butter, comment down below and rate this recipe to let me know your thoughts! Also share a picture or tag me on Instagram @thebitewithjackie, I love seeing your remakes!
Spiced Pumpkin Butter
- 2 – 15oz cans pumpkin puree about 4 cups
- ½ cup apple cider
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in a wide pan on medium heat. Cook down for about 20 minutes stirring frequently until slightly thickened and still spreadable. This mixture thickens as it cools. Once cooled, store in an air tight Tupperware or container and use as a spread or in desserts and drinks as desired.