Crockpot Pumpkin Butter

Spicy crockpot pumpkin butter I made using freshly roasted pumpkin.

crockpot pumpkin butter

Crockpot Pumpkin Butter Recipe

I ran into the best buy for sweet sugar pie pumpkins at Kroger this week and have gone back a few times because I keep thinking of things to make with them. I posted that I was making pumpkin butter the other day and how I had forgotten to make sure the dial was on low, I had it on Warm, it won’t do a darn thing that way. I wasted 3 hours I think before I put on my reading glasses confused because I didn’t see it cooking.

You don’t have to can this, you can refrigerate I would think up to 30 days if it lasts that long. It is very good with hot biscuit or spread on toast.

If you roast the pumpkins be sure to save the pumpkin seeds to roast as a snack.

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Crockpot Pumpkin Butter
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Serves: Makes five 6-ounce jars
Spicy crockpot pumpkin butter I made using freshly roasted pumpkin.
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh ground pumpkin or canned pumpkin purée
  • 2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice and grated rind
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  1. Crockpot directions:
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a crockpot. Let cook on low for 8 hours. Proceed with canning instructions below or refrigerate in jars for up to 30 days.
  3. Alternative method
  4. If using fresh pumpkin, mix with sugar, lemon, ginger, cinnamon and allspice in a large bowl. Let stand at room temperature 8 to 10 hours
  5. Transfer to a heavy saucepan, add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat, stirring often, for 40 to 60 minutes, to desired consistency. (With canned pumpkin, mix ingredients in heavy saucepan; bring to a boil and simmer on low about 20 minutes, to thicken.)
  6. Refrigerate or freeze, see link below in Ben's comment. Revised this recipe to remove the canning instructions 9/9/14


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  1. says

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I have pinned it and twitter. All these ingredients are healthy and it sounds delicious. What a great alternative to store bought spreads. Visiting from Real Food Friday

  2. says

    You took the recipe right out of my mouth! I have been thinking about making a pumpkin butter recipe, and I love making things in the crock pot, so it’s likely I would have made it there. Now I don’t have to! Glad I found you on Saturday Night Fever.

    • Mary Ellen says

      I will, thanks for asking me. Next time I make it I am going to add a little fresh ginger to it. It’s really good on hot biscuits.

    • Mary Ellen says

      Hey Andi, nope not kidding. Dump it in and forget it until it gets as thick as you want it. I let it go a little further just because pumpkin can be a little stringy when it’s fresh and added water back to it. Cider would be good too!

  3. Lisa says

    Although I understand you shouldn’t can pumpkin butter, the article that Ben referenced does say that it is perfectly safe to freeze.
    I’ll be freezing it if I make a batch!
    Looking forward to trying this.

  4. says

    This looks great – esp. love the fact I don’t have to can it since I haven’t tackled learning that yet :-) We used to buy it a Trader Joe’s, but we don’t have one here in AK (hopefully we will get one), so I like having this option; I have plenty of crockpots!


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