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Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Biting into this spiced butter on a hot biscuit or toast is absolutely heavenly. With a dash of whipped cream, you might think you were eating pumpkin pie! —June Barrus, Springville, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • 2. Cool. Spoon into jars. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Yield: 6 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 42 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 255450
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

"Excellent recipe. Tasty and easy. Great for a fall treat or to give as a gift. This made closer to 4 pints for us, so have another jar ready!"

lego3mom User ID: 8566526 234381
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"So good! I used lime in place of lemon and it was delicious!"

Racheldee User ID: 7639358 116887
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"This is such a lovely recipe with a wonderful blend of favors. I was wondering if the Pumpkin Butter be frozen."

MaryThompson User ID: 831135 150104
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"yum - yum - yum! So easy & fun to make... went through 1 jar in 1 day. Going to freeze 1 jar, see if that works to save some of it. ended up with 3 pint jars & a 1 cup dish. GOODNESS!"

cubalz User ID: 5602897 184376
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"According to National Center for Home Food Preservation:

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.
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We receive many questions about preserving pumpkins this time of year. Home canning is not recommended for pumpkin butter or any mashed or pureed pumpkin or winter squash, but we do have directions for canning cubed pumpkin. Pumpkin puree can be frozen or made into a spicy pumpkin leather."

nightskystar User ID: 1034705 150103
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"EXCELLENT!!! easy to make and EVERYONE loves it!!!!"

becky6926 User ID: 4024735 178011
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"How many ounces does this recipe make? Can I can it to send as gifts?"

WillowEmber2013 User ID: 7388367 132134
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"5 stars!! This is WONDERFUL!!!!"

justlearningtocookat50 User ID: 3636153 132133
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"I wonder if you do a hot bath if you could "can" this (not sure if this is the right term, so it could be shelved for more than noted in recipie???"

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