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Pumpkin Butter Recipe

The pumpkin is a rich winter squash versatile enough to puree, chop, bake, sauté, boil, mash, and more. 

Swap puree for oil in cookies and baked goods, stir up a creamy pumpkin soup, or sauté into a number of delicious dishes for a burst of seasonal flavor. 

Pumpkin Butter

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Recipe by Nutrition WorldCourse: CondimentCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings

    Try this trick for adding pumpkin pie flavor (without all the calories and fat from pie) to toast, smoothies, oatmeal, cookies, lattes, and more.

    Ingredients

    • 2 ½ cups

      pumpkin purée

    • ¼ cup

      brown sugar

    • 1 tablespoon

      vanilla extract

    • 1 ½ cups

      fresh apple cider

    • 1 tablespoon

      freshly grated ginger

    • ½ teaspoon

      ground nutmeg

    • 1 teaspoon

      cinnamon

    • ¼ teaspoon

      all spice

    Directions

    • In a medium sauce pan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. 

    • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until thickened. 

    • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

    Recommended Varieties

    • Jack be Little – ideal for a holiday table setting
    • Autumn Gold – great for carving & decorating
    • Sugar Treat – perfect for cooking & baking

    Nutrition Breakdown

    • Low calorie (1 cup puree = 83 calories and 1g fat)
    • Great for vision (high in Vitamin A)
    • Keeps you full longer (3g fiber per 1 cup serving)
    • Heart healthy (pumpkin seeds help reduce LDL)
    • Workout friendly (Vitamin C supports tissue repair; 1 cup puree = more potassium than a banana)
    • Overall health booster (calcium, iron, and other minerals support bone health, immunity, and nervous system function)

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