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Slices of toast on a white platter are slathered with spicy homemade pumpkin butter. You can see pie pumpkins in the background and a mason jar with additional pumpkin butter.
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 128
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


  • 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