This homemade pumpkin butter recipe is so easy and delicious that you’ll probably find yourself making multiple batches between now and Christmas. The flavors are so cozy and we’ve been enjoying it on everything from english muffins, apples, pumpkin bread (yes), mixed with oatmeal and even no top of ice cream.
When we moved to the suburbs we were told that our home was on a very special block. Within 5 days of moving, we were greeted by every single neighbor with fresh muffins, champagne, sweets, 6 packs of beer, cakes, candles – the list goes on. It was pretty incredible and made us feel so welcome to the neighborhood! As a true holiday lover (I still insist that my siblings and I relive every tradition we did as children even though I’m 31 and have my own family) I knew that I wanted to drop off something special for fall. I decided to order these mini mason jars and fill them with this pumpkin butter. These custom gift tags were the perfect addition to the jars which I had made at a local stationary shop called Ashley’s. My gift tags were customized in store but if you called and mentioned this post I’m sure they could help you! I found some similar options on Minted and Etsy.
Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe
- 2 15oz cans of pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Stirring frequently to avoid burning.
Transfer to a separate container and let cool in the refrigerator before serving.
Let me know if you end up making this and what you think! We are on our second (large) mason jar and I plan on making this through Thanksgiving (would be so yummy with hot buttery biscuits!).