Pumpkin Butter in a small jar, two cinnamon sticks, a knife with pumpkin butter on it and freshly baked rolls.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

This easy Pumpkin Butter recipe is made in the slow-cooker. It's similar to Trader Joe's pumpkin butter but homemade! Enjoy this delicious fall pumpkin recipe all year!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Butter, Trader Joes Pumpkin Butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 42kcal
Author Pretty Providence


  • 3.5 cups pumpkin puree (or 1 29 oz. can)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or to taste
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or to taste


  • Add all ingredients to crockpot; stir well. Turn crockpot on low and cook for about 3 hours or until it becomes thick and smooth, stirring occasionally.



For this recipe you need pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling.
This recipe yields two large jars of pumpkin butter, but if that's not enough you could easily multiply the recipe to make a bigger batch!


Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4450IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg