Spiced Pumpkin Butter

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"This butter can be smeared over toast, on a muffin, waffles, pancakes, and scones. The possibilities are endless. (*The serving size noted has been deemed for 36 people, but each serving is measured as 2 tablespoons.*)"

Original is 36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (25.2 g)
  • Calories 33
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 17.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 7.9 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g
  • Calcium - 14.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In 5-quart Dutch oven combine all ingredients except nuts. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring frequently, 25 minutes or until thick. (If mixture spatters, reduce heat to medium-low). Remove from heat; cool.

Step 2

Ladle into jars or freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Cover; store in refrigerator up to 1 week or freezer up to 6 months.

Step 3

To serve, top with chopped nuts.

The serving size noted has been deemed for 36 people, but each serving is measured by 2 tablespoons.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Be sure to use pure maple syrup for the best flavor.
  • The hazelnuts are optional, so feel free to leave them out or substitute with another nut.

  • Substitute almond butter for pumpkin puree - Almond butter is a great alternative to pumpkin puree as it is packed with healthy fats and protein. It also has a nutty flavor that will add an interesting depth to the recipe.
  • Substitute honey for maple syrup - Honey is a natural sweetener that has a mild, sweet taste that will complement the spices in the recipe. It is also a healthier option than maple syrup, as it contains more vitamins and minerals.

Pumpkin Spice Butter Substitute the ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg with 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice. Reduce the salt to 1/8 teaspoon. Omit the chopped hazelnuts.

Blueberry Scones - These scones are the perfect accompaniment to the Spiced Pumpkin Butter as they provide a delicious contrast of flavors. The sweetness of the blueberry scones pairs perfectly with the savory spices in the pumpkin butter.

Maple Bacon Omelette: This savory omelette is a great contrast to the sweet blueberry scones and spiced pumpkin butter. The salty bacon and maple syrup provide a delicious balance of flavors that will make your taste buds dance. Plus, it's a quick and easy breakfast option that will keep everyone happy!


Q: How much Pumpkin Butter should I serve per person?

A: Each person should be served 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin Butter. The serving size noted has been deemed for 36 people.

Q: What is the best way to store Pumpkin Butter?

A: Pumpkin Butter should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to two months.

1 Reviews


This is a wonderful butter! I got 5 half pints from the batch. I did find that for me, that the amount of lemon juice made it too acidic. And to compensate, I added more maple syrup. So I will be cutting the lemon juice in half next time. I made these to take to my family. They will love it! Thanks for sharing! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


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(11 Oct 2018)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Spiced Pumpkin Butter was first created in the 18th century by Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. He was known to be an avid gardener and was known to have grown several types of pumpkins.

Fun Fact 2: Spiced Pumpkin Butter is a popular dish in the United Kingdom, where it is traditionally served as a dessert on bonfire night, which is celebrated every November 5th. It is also served as a topping for waffles and pancakes.