Maple Pumpkin Butter


I have a teeny tiny problem with gourmet food shops.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy them; it’s that I have a need to buy one of everything.
Salts, jams, chutney, sauces  {you get the idea}

They look SO cute on my pantry shelves.
and…this is where the problem comes in.

They look so cute, I never want to use them.
I also have this problem with fancy candles, towels, and soaps.

Because, I typically like to food shop on a budget, this problem of mine needs a solution.

For me … that is to make my own.
I was ecstatic that my apple butter turned out so well, and I thought I’d try pumpkin butter, as I am always eyeing those pretty little jars up the hill.

Because I made it myself, I’m actually not afraid to use it up:)

Problem solved.

Maple Pumpkin Butter:
4 cups of pumpkin puree
3/4 cup of apple cider
1/2 – 3/4 cup maple sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 – 1/2 tsp nutmeg

in a sauce pot combine the pumpkin and the apple cider
add in the remaining ingredients and bring to a gentle boil
reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 40 minutes
make sure to stir frequently to prevent it from burning

jar, lid, store in the fridge



  1. says

    Lol, I share the same problem! I love fancy little gourmet foods as “props” in my pictures or my kitchen. It’s becoming more cluttery than cute, so I def. need to stop haha. Maybe making and sticking my face in this amazing butter will be my solution, too!

  2. says

    Hi Heather! After recently helping to make well over 100 small jars of apple butter for my son & daughter in law’s barn wedding reception to give as favors, this pumpkin butter looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a good day, Nancy

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