1-2-3 Pumpkin Butter

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The perfect alternative to butter or jam on fresh breads, toast, bagels, or an English muffin!

From pies and lattes to soups and lasagna, pumpkin is the star of the show all season long. You may think you have to avoid your pumpkin favorites, but this seasonal highlight is actually super healthy for you! Packed with fiber that fills you up without weighing you down, pumpkin also boasts high levels of vitamin A and other key nutrients. With just a few substitutions, this easy Pumpkin Butter packs all the flavor and health benefits of your seasonal favorites! Coconut sugar gives this recipe the sweetness you crave in a fall treat without the blood sugar spike you dread. Meanwhile, no-sugar added apple juice adds the natural sweetness of another classic fall fruit! Spread this guilt-free treat on toast in the morning or use it to top our Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes for a double dose of fall flavor!

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1-2-3 Pumpkin Butter

Enjoy this delicious and healthy seasonal butter in a variety of ways.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 40 people
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Course Condiment
Cuisine American


  • 29 ounces pumpkin purée can or solid pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice no sugar added
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Step 1: In a small saucepan, heat all ingredients except for lemon juice on medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring often.
  • Step 2: Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until thick and fragrant. Again, stirring often.
  • Step 3: Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Keto, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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