Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe From Scratch

Best Ever Pumpkin Butter Recipe! Move over, apple butter! Because pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in so many ways. Even though “butter” is in the name, this is a non-dairy fruit spread that brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan….

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The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

Best Ever Pumpkin Butter Recipe!

Move over, apple butter! Because pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in so many ways. Even though “butter” is in the name, this is a non-dairy fruit spread that brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. If you’ve never had it before, you need to make it this instant! You may like my pumpkin bread, pumpkin brownies, and pumpkin buns if you enjoy pumpkins or fall recipes.

Made with fresh homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever homemade pumpkin butter you’ll try! The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. It even makes a great gift if you want to make homemade goodies for your friends and family!

What is Pumpkin Butter?

Since pumpkin is a fruit, pumpkin butter is basically a fruit spread. This homemade recipe uses fresh pumpkin and seasonings to create this decadent, smearable delight. In fact, that’s why it’s referred to as butter at all, simply because it has that soft, spreadable quality.

The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan.  Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

Why You Will Love This Homemade Pumpkin Butter:

  1. It tastes absolutely amazing!
  2. And it smells heavenly when you’re making it too. 
  3. It has fresh pumpkin, which is healthy. 
  4. You only need 7 ingredients to make it. 
  5. There are SO many ways to enjoy pumpkin butter. 
  6. It’s ready in about 30 minutes.
  7. This homemade pumpkin butter recipe is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free!
  8. You will love the rich caramel-like taste from coconut sugar!
The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan.  Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

Ingredients for Spiced Pumpkin Butter:

Pumpkin Butter ingredients

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Butter from Scratch (Step-by-Step):

Pumpkin butter will be your new favorite go-to spread in your home. My family absolutely loves when I make this, and if everyone in your home loves pumpkins, they will too!

  1. Place Pan on Stove & Warm Up

    You’ll start making your pumpkin butter by warming up a pan on the stove. After it warms a bit, add your fresh pumpkin puree. Place a clean pan on the stove, allow it to warm up, and add the fresh pumpkin purée.Add pumpkin purée to a hot pan to start making pumpkin butter

  2. Add other ingredients

    Once you’ve got the pumpkin puree in your pan, you can add the coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and salt, except lemon juice. Stir it all together to combine.The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

  3. Reduce Heat

    When you’ve added everything else in there (except that lemon juice, which is coming up shortly), you can reduce the heat. Make sure you keep stirring as it simmers!

  4. Time for Lemon Juice

    It’s now time to add that lemon juice. You’ll want to stir it in, so it’s well-combined.The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

  5. Cover and Simmer

    Grab your lid for your pan and cover it up. You need to let it simmer while stirring here and there until your pumpkin butter becomes thicker. It should reduce by almost a half. 
    Generally, the entire process (from start to finish) took about 30 minutes to get that nice, rich, buttery consistency. For more context, I started with 2 cups of homemade pumpkin purée. Smaller quantities will take less time, and if you increase the recipe, it will take longer. The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

  6. Cool

    I know it’s tempting to scoop that pumpkin butter right away, but make sure you cool it completely before you do.

Pumpkin Butter Uses

  • Spread it onto your favorite crackers
  • Add it to pancakes, French toast, or waffles
  • Smear it on your toast, scones, English muffins, or other breakfast bread.
  • Drop it into your Greek yogurt
  • Use it in crepes
  • Put it in your oatmeal
  • Add it to smoothies or milkshakes
  • Put it into your coffee and Lattes. Check out this pumpkin latte!

And I’m sure once you taste it, you will find any excuse to put this homemade pumpkin butter on everything!

The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

How to Store Homemade Pumpkin Butter/Shelf Life

This homemade pumpkin butter needs to be kept in the refrigerator. A mason jar works great for this, and you can keep it for up to 2 weeks (if you don’t eat it all before then). Feel free to double or even triple it up for an enormous batch you can freeze, which will keep for three months when frozen. 

Recipe Notes/Tips 

  1. You can use canned pumpkin if you don’t want to make your pumpkin purée. Just make sure it is 100% pure pumpkin without any flavorings added. Check the can label first! Another important tip I follow when using canned pumpkins is to add two tablespoons of apple cider (NOT VINEGAR!) or apple juice. It helps to get rid of the “can” taste.
  2. Make sure NOT to cook pumpkin butter on high heat! 
  3. Ensure to stir from time to time, so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan or burn. 
  4. Add sweetener to your preference. Equally, you can opt for a no-calorie sweetener such as monkfruit.
The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

Homemade Pumpkin Butter FAQs

If you have more questions about pumpkin butter, here are the answers you need. 

What is Pumpkin Butter Made of?

This homemade pumpkin butter is made from pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, maple sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice. 

Is Pumpkin Butter Healthy? 

Yes, homemade pumpkin butter is healthy because of the ingredients, which consist of real pumpkins, natural spices, and sweeteners. Pumpkin is full of healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are good for you. It tastes like a pumpkin pie without all the other stuff that will weigh you down.

What is Pumpkin Butter Used for? 

Smear this homemade pumpkin butter on toast or crackers. Add some to Greek yogurt, top on waffles, pancakes, and French toast, or even to your oatmeal. It’s like magic! There are so many ways you can use it on so many things.

How Long does Homemade Pumpkin Butter last?

You can keep your batch of pumpkin butter in your fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

What does Pumpkin Butter Go with it?

Pumpkin butter goes with just about everything. It tastes like pumpkin pie, so if you want to add that sweet pumpkin taste to something, go for it! You’re going to love it!

The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

Substitutions/Variations:

  • When you find yourself without maple syrup, you can swap it with honey. Just know that it won’t be vegan if you make that swap.
  • You can use brown sugar if you don’t have coconut sugar.
  • Feel free to swap out the spices with pumpkin pie spice.
  • While it is best to make your own pumpkin puree (it’s easy too, I promise!), if you don’t have the time, you can use the 100% pure canned pumpkin puree instead. 

How to Make Healthier Homemade Pumpkin Butter from Scratch (Step-by-Step):

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The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes

Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe From Scratch

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. 

Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. Place Pan on Stove & Warm Up. You’ll start making your pumpkin butter by warming up a pan on the stove. After it warms a bit, add your fresh pumpkin puree. Place a clean pan on the stove, allow it to warm up, and add the fresh pumpkin purée. Add pumpkin purée to a hot pan to start making pumpkin butter 
  2. Add other ingredients. Once you’ve got the pumpkin puree in your pan, you can add the coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and salt. Stir it all together to combine. The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes
  3. Reduce Heat. When you’ve added everything else in there (except that lemon juice, which is coming up shortly), you can reduce the heat. Make sure you keep stirring!
  4. Time for Lemon Juice. It’s now time to add that lemon juice. You’ll want to stir it in, so it’s well-combined. The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes 
  5. Cover and Simmer. Grab your lid for your pan and cover it up. You need to let it simmer while stirring here and there until your pumpkin butter becomes thicker. It should reduce by almost a half. Generally, the entire process took about 30 minutes to get that nice, rich, buttery consistency. For more context, I started with 2 cups of homemade pumpkin purée. Smaller quantities will take less time, and if you increase the recipe, it will take longer. The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan. Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you’ll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you’re left with this amazing spread that’s good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes 
  6. Cool. I know it’s tempting to scoop that pumpkin butter right away, but make sure you cool it completely before you do.

Notes

You can use canned pumpkin if you don’t want to make your pumpkin purée. Just make sure it is 100% pure pumpkin without any flavorings added. Check the can label first! Another important tip I follow when using canned pumpkins is to add two tablespoons of apple cider (NOT VINEGAR!) or apple juice. It helps to get rid of the “can” taste.

Make sure NOT to cook pumpkin butter on high heat! 

Ensure to keep stirring, so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan or burn. 

Add sweetener to your preference. Equally, you can opt for a no-calorie sweetener such as monkfruit. 

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DIY Homemade Pumpkin Purée Recipe. If you have been buying canned pumpkins, you have been doing it wrong. The best and freshest pumpkin puree you will ever get is the one you make yourself.

Homemade Pumpkin Purée- light, fluffy, yellowy, unadulterated, and perfect for any pumpkin recipe.

Healthy Pumpkin Bread. The perfect treat for fall is my healthy pumpkin bread! Made with fresh pumpkin puree, it is as nutritious as it is delicious. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or even as a snack!

The perfect treat for fall is here with my healthy pumpkin bread! Made with fresh pumpkin puree, it is as nutritious as it is delicious. It’s ideal for breakfast, dessert, or even as a snack! This recipe takes healthy ingredients and turns them into a quick bread that’s got all that pumpkin-spiced flavor for fall. Plus, pumpkin is great for good heart health and is loaded with vitamins and minerals that your body needs.

Nigerian Buns with Pumpkin Purée. Nigerian buns are one of the most favorite Nigerian snacks – crunchy on the outside, pillowy and soft on the inside, flavorful, satisfying, and incredibly delicious! And this one with buns with pumpkin purée is like no other! Some people may refer to snack as donut holes.

Nigerian buns are one of the most favorite Nigerian snacks – crunchy on the outside, pillowy and soft on the inside, flavorful, satisfying, and incredibly delicious!

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The best vegan pumpkin butter is here! My homemade pumpkin butter recipe is a fall treat that can be used in many ways. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is completely vegan.  Made with fresh, homemade pumpkin puree, this is the best ever pumpkin butter you'll love. The simple ingredients come together in no time at all, and you're left with this amazing spread that's good on everything. #Pumpkin #Pumpkinbutter #pumpkinrecipes #Fruitbutter #Spread

Homemade pumpkin butter is a decadent, rich, buttery, and spreadable delight. This non-dairy fruit spread brings all that pumpkin pie flavor yet is entirely vegan. I hope you can give this recipe a try! 🙂

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10 Comments

  1. This recipe was absolutely delicious and a definite winner! Thank you so much!

  2. Oh yum! The texture of this homemade pumpkin butter looks perfect. Such a wonderful and delicious recipe perfect for fall.

  3. I’ve never tried pumpkin butter before but this is such a great idea! I have some pumpkin puree at home, going to try making this recipe this week!

  4. This looks amazing and such a treat! Thank you!