Pumpkin Butter: the fantastic recipe for a quick, fall fruit butter

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
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Pumpkin puree
2 15-ounce cans
Brown sugar
2/3 cup
Maple syrup
1/4 cup
unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup
Lemon juice
1 tbsp
pumpkin pie spice
2 1/2 tsp
Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
a pinch

Nothing says fall has arrived like pumpkin. If you love pumpkin on everything this time of year, you need to try this easy pumpkin butter recipe. Pumpkin butter is a phenomenal way to add the taste of autumn to your favorite baked goods. Everything from muffins to pancakes tastes better with a swipe of thick, creamy pumpkin butter over it.

The best part about this effortless pumpkin butter is that it only takes 20 minutes to make! All you need is pumpkin puree, some sugar, maple syrup (another fall favorite!), spices, apple juice, and lemon juice. Pop it all on the stovetop and let it bubble and thicken up. Within 20 minutes, you'll have the best-ever pumpkin butter! It doubles up as a great holiday gift to give friends and family, so make a big batch and share with the other pumpkin lovers in your life!

Tips for the Best Pumpkin Butter

While this easy pumpkin butter will be ready in 20 minutes, if you cook it longer, it will take on a richer, deeper, more complex flavor.

While pumpkin and spices are healthy, the sugar in this recipe means you should only eat this pumpkin butter in moderation. Of course, you can always cut the sugar levels down or use sweetener instead.

If you don't have brown sugar, coconut sugar is a great substitute.

If you want a spicier, warmer pumpkin butter, feel free to add more spices.

If your pumpkin butter is too sweet, balance it out with a squeeze of lemon juice.

How to Serve Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin butter tastes amazing dolloped over toast, muffins, pancakes, scones, biscuits, waffles, or dolloped into your morning bowl of porridge.

How to Store Pumpkin Butter

Keep your pumpkin butter in a sterilized glass jar and place it in the fridge. It will last up to 2 weeks. For long-term storage, freeze pumpkin butter for up to 1 month.

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Heat all of the ingredients in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat so that it's simmering. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally.

Taste the pumpkin butter and make and adjustments, then stir and leave to cool.

Once cooled, pour the butter into a sterilized glass jar. Use immediately or store for later.

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