15 Minute Microwave Pumpkin Butter
This silky, spicy pumpkin butter tastes like pumpkin pie and is ready in 15 minutes. It is a wonderful fall treat on muffins, toast, and pancakes! The recipe makes 8 cups total so you will have plenty to share as hostess and Christmas gifts (if you can part with it). For the purpose of this recipe I'm calling a serving 1 Tablespoon.
- 2 cans of pumpkin 29oz each, or 6 cups pumpkin puree - NOT canned pumpkin pie filling mix
- 2 cups packed brown sugar light or dark
- 1 cup pure maple syrup not imitation
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
This pumpkin butter recipe is for the microwave. See recipe notes for crock pot and stove top directions.
In a large microwave safe bowl combine all ingredients. Stir.
Microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring once after 5 minutes.
Decant into containers and freeze to use or gift. A jar can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.
Please note that this recipe does not contain enough sugar to meet food safety guidelines for best practices for safe water bath canning or pressure canning.
Stovetop: Combine everything in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the pumpkin butter starts to bubble reduce the heat until it is just simmering and cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently. If you want a deeper flavor and thicker butter cook for an additional 5 minutes but no more than 10 more minutes.
Crock Pot: Combine everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours until thick.
Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg