Pumpkin Butter


This pumpkin butter makes an excellent hostess gift. Spread it on toast and muffins, add it to baked goods, or drizzle it over vanilla ice cream. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
5 1/2-pint jars


  • 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup apple juice

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Inspect five 1/2-pint jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until pumpkin butter is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  2. Stir pumpkin purée, sugar, apple juice, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large saucepan over medium heat until well combined; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

  3. Pack pumpkin butter into hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly.

  4. Cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

39 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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