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  1. Spread it up!
  2. Try is as a soup!
  3. Watch how to make this pumpkin butter:
  4. Have I convinced you to make this recipe?
  5. Pumpkin Butter Recipe

I love developing recipes myself. Don’t get me wrong – it’s fun to buy items from the store, but sometimes homemade isn’t only more delicious, it’s better for you! I fell in love with pumpkin butter the first time I bought it. Since it’s made from pumpkin puree (which I literally buy so much of during the fall!) and embellished with autumnal spices, it really creates a near-perfect spread.

As a bonus, this pumpkin butter really is so versatile during the fall months. Now, don’t roll your eyes at that, just hear me out! I started spreading it on my toast, mixing it with cream cheese for spreads and dips, and adding milk for a quick and simple soup. My personal favorite way to use it is in an amazing pumpkin latte. But really, the list could go on and on!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll become addicted and start finding so many ways to use this butter! Let’s dive into detail about a few of my favorites:

Spread it up!

For a spread, mix equal parts cream cheese and pumpkin butter. Now doesn’t that just sound perfect? Here are my favorite ways to use it:

  • As a spread on my pumpkin loaf recipe!
  • Layered thick on a bagel. While a similar use as the bread above, the bagel’s texture makes it an entirely different experience.
  • As an icing on top of a delicious cake. Unconventional? Yes! Delicious? YOU BET!
Glass full of pumpkin butter sitting on gray slate table with white pumpkin in background

Try is as a soup!

If you want to use this in a main dish, try mixing it up as part of a soup! Just mix together the following ingredients, and you’ll be in pumpkin and cream heaven!

  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup to ½ cup pumpkin butter
  • 1 tablespoon cream
Glass full of pumpkin butter with knife in bowl sitting on gray slate surface with yellow and orange pumpkins in background

Now, I’ll warn you: make it once, and you will be hooked! I wish I could say sorry in advance, but it’s just not something to be sad about. Pumpkin goodness in spread form is definitely a habit to love!

Watch how to make this pumpkin butter:

YouTube video

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I hope you make this recipe and put some food on your table. Leave a comment and share a star rating so you can let others know how much you love this recipe. This helps show others that this is a recipe they, too, can make, enjoy, and love!

Glass full of pumpkin butter sitting on gray slate table with second glass full of more pumpkin butter and white and yellow pumpkins stacked in background

Pumpkin Butter

5 from 2 votes
Homemade pumpkin butter is super easy to make! Some pumpkin, honey and flavorful spices go together to create this delicious spread that can be used in so many ways!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 15 oz pumpkin purée
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (less for a more savory butter)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and place over medium heat.
    15 oz pumpkin purée, 1 tbsp honey, ¼ cup brown sugar (less for a more savory butter), ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • Bring to simmer, making sure to keep watch and continue stirring. Let simmer over low to medium heat for 12-20 minutes. The butter will start to sputter and bubble as the pumpkin thickens and the moisture cooks out.
  • Once thickened slightly, push through food mill (affiliate link) (or conical strainer (affiliate link) used in canning) to remove any lumps. This step is optional but gives a smoother butter.
  • Let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.


Serving: 1tbspCalories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1.2mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 2.7g
Course Spreads
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking

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  1. I would like to know if you can pumpkin. If you do could you show a video how.
    Thanks so much
    Keep the recipes coming!!!!