Last Updated on September 4, 2023 by ellen
This pumpkin apple butter has all the flavor of crisp apples and canned pumpkin puree. Make this pumpkin apple butter recipe today.
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Pumpkin Apple Butter Recipe
If you love apple butter, you will love this pumpkin apple butter recipe. It has a delicious fall flavor that combines pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and fresh apples.
Now that fall is here, many people make homemade apple butter. We love making it after we go apple picking.
But, you can make this easy pumpkin apple butter with apple juice and pumpkin puree. It’s an easy way to make fruit butter without having fresh fruit.
This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s lightly spiced and has a wonderful flavor. Pumpkin Apple Butter makes a wonderful hostess gift along with a loaf of homemade bread.
How to use pumpkin apple butter
Pumpkin apple butter is super yummy and fun to use! You can spread it on toast for breakfast, or dab it on a sandwich for your lunch.
If you’re having a snack, dip some crackers or apple slices in it. You can also mix it with your yogurt, or use it on pancakes or waffles.
If you’re super brave, you can even use apple pumpkin butter to top your ice cream for a special dessert. Have fun eating it!
Tools/equipment to make apple pumpkin butter
To make this delectable pumpkin apple butter, you’ll need some basic kitchen tools. Start with a medium saucepan, which will serve as the main cooking vessel for combining and reducing your ingredients.
You’ll also need a sturdy spoon for stirring, helping to ensure that the butter heats evenly and doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
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Pumpkin apple butter in the crock pot
If you’re looking for alternatives, this pumpkin butter recipe can also easily be adapted for a crock pot or slow cooker. For the crockpot, simply add your ingredients and set it to low heat for a few hours, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.
Microwave pumpkin apple butter
In a microwave, use a microwave-safe bowl and heat in intervals, stirring between each, until you achieve the desired consistency.
Remember to handle the apple pumpkin mixture with care, as the bowl may become hot. Enjoy the simplicity and versatility of this pumpkin apple butter recipe!
Apple Juice or Apple Cider
White Sugar or Brown Sugar
If you’d rather not use white sugar, you can use brown sugar, maple syrup or honey. Or, you can use stevia to keep the sugar down.
I find that the apple juice is already rather sweet, so you can cut the amount of sugar in half if you like.
Can I use pumpkin pie filling?
Yes, you can use pumpkin pie filling if you don’t have pumpkin puree. Just leave out the sugar and spices or it will be far too sweet.
Homemade pumpkin pie filling also works well.
Can I use butternut squash?
Yes, you can use butternut squash instead of pumpkin puree. Just cook it and process it with an immersion blender to make it smooth.
How to store pumpkin apple butter
Storing pumpkin apple butter is relatively straightforward. After preparing it, allow the butter to cool completely at room temperature.
Once cooled, spoon it into a clean, airtight container such as a mason jar or plastic food storage container. Make sure to secure the lid tightly to prevent exposure to air, which can cause the butter to spoil more rapidly.
For optimum freshness, it’s best to store your pumpkin apple butter in the refrigerator. It can last for up to two weeks when stored in this manner.
If you’ve made a large batch and want to store some for later, you can also freeze it. Simply place the airtight container in the freezer where it will keep for up to a year. Always remember to defrost it in the fridge before use.
How to make pumpkin apple butter
In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, place all of the ingredients and stir to combine.
Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat.
Allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
Place in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.
More favorite fall recipes
- 15 ounce can Pumpkin Puree
- 3/4 cup Apple Juice or Apple Cider
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups White Sugar or Brown Sugar
- In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, place all of the ingredients and stir to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat.
- Allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until the mixture has thickened
- Place in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.