Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter Recipe - Slather this creamy, luscious butter on toast or muffins! It's so delicious and filled with yummy fall spices, it's a great way to get your pumpkin fix. You'll love this easy to make recipe.
Next time try this recipe for Orange Jelly, it's one of the best homemade jam recipes!
Why you'll love this recipe
If you're looking to cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy a great book with a delicious snack, you should definitely start here! Now pumpkin butter isn't actual butter... but you just night think this tastes even better!
✔️ It's rich and luscious filled with fall spices and flavors! Made in the slow cooker, this recipe couldn't get any easier!
✔️ Fall is just around the corner and that means all things pumpkin!
✔️ It would be a lovely hostess gift for the holidays as well!
You'll only need a handful of simple ingredients for this delicious recipe. For the exact measurements, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- canned pumpkin puree - don't be afraid to double this recipe, it disappears in a snap! You can also use fresh pumpkin puree.
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- all spice
This is an overview of the instructions for the crockpot pumpkin butter. For the complete directions just scroll down to the bottom!
The prep takes maybe 10 minutes (and that includes pulling out and dusting off the crockpot) and 3 to 3 ½ hours cooking time. All you need to do is stir it once an hour to avoid scorching!
- Combine the ingredients in the crockpot.
- Cook on low heat for 3 - 3 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.
- Place in a container and refrigerate or freeze.
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- This is the Crockpot I have - I've had it for years, it's durable and easy to use.
- These canning jars are super pretty and would be lovely if you're giving the crock pot pumpkin butter as a gift!
Be sure to stir it ever hour so the bottom doesn't scorch.
If you're out at the pumpkin patch and want to make your own pumpkin puree, it's not hard at all. Just be sure to get baking pumpkins! If you want to get the skinny on how it's done, you can check it out here!
Make it now for Thanksgiving or Christmas and freeze and just like that.... one spectacular side dish is done!
Pumpkin butter is made of sugar and spice and pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix).
Home canning is not recommended for pumpkin butter because of the low acidity, even if you use a water bath. However it can be easily preserved by freezing!
When it's cooled, ladle the butter into small jars and refrigerate. It will last 5-7 days in the fridge.
Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. I use small six to eight ounce containers or a small mason jar (jam jars) they are just about the right size! Refrigerate 5-7 day. This freezes nicely up to three months.
If you enjoy this recipe, here are more favorite pumpkin recipes from the blog!
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy cake mix cookie recipe filled with fall spices and pumpkin flavor.
- Pumpkin Pancakes - what's not to love here?!!! I make these several times in the fall. They are lovely for breakfast or brunch, I've even made them for dinner. These are light, fluffy pancakes!
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread - easy to make, this sweet decadent quick bread starts with a cake mix. It's easy to make and just delicious!
Instant Pot Apple Butter - This is another easy to make fruit butter, perfect for fall.
Are you wondering what to serve this on? Well the short answer is everything! 😋 Seriously though this is delicious on dinner rolls, English muffins or sliced bread.
- Slathered on pull apart cinnamon rolls, it takes them to a whole new level!
- You could stuff these homemade cream cheese danish with the delicious pumpkin butter recipe. Wouldn't that be wonderful for brunch? Now that sounds amazing!
- These Brown Sugar Stuffed Cookies would be lovely with a dollop of this easy slow cooker pumpkin butter instead of jam?!!
- You can even add it to the top of ice cream - wouldn't this be delicious over a homemade vanilla ice cream?!!!
See? Pumpkin Butter isn't just to slather on toast, though that would be lovely as well!
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Recipe
- 15-16 oz. pumpkin puree Be sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. ginger
- ½ tsp. all spice
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- Add all of the ingredients to the crockpot, mix well.
- Cover and cook on low for 3-3.5 hours. Stir once an hour to prevent scorching.
- Allow to cool. The butter will thicken as it cools.
- Store in the refrigerator or freeze to preserve.
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This recipe was originally shared on Freaky Friday Recipes. That's when a number of us bloggers get together and switch blogs to share for the day.
This go-around I was assigned Who Needs A Cape? And let me tell you, Lori and knows her way around a kitchen!
I decided since this our fall edition I definitely wanted to make something with apples or pumpkin and began pursuing her blog. I ended up on the slow cooker tab and quickly went down the rabbit hole!
Guys, there are a TON of recipes there so be sure to stop by and visit Lori's blog and check out her little slice of the internet. In addition to having an abundance of terrific recipes, she also shares DIY tips, family and travel.
When you check out her recipe for Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal, you'll know why it was so hard for me to choose! Then there is Pumpkin Bread, which is absolutely delicious with the streusel topping, yum!! Or No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls!
So hard to choose!
So after long deliberation, the recipe I decided upon..... drumroll please.... is a Crockpot Pumpkin Butter Recipe! And you will love it!
giving 5 stars for the easyness of the recipe; plus it is such a great item to put in gift baskets.
I don't do any canning anymore, so I do have plenty of them 4oz. jars. for homemade items just like this.
Thank you much for sharing this recipe.
Bowl Me Over
You're so welcome Colleen! We just love pumpkin butter and making it in the slow cooker is a game changer! And yes, it's perfect for hostess gifts and gift baskets, what a treat!! I'm glad you're enjoying the recipe!
I'm extremely excited to try this recipe. I have a couple of questions, first. How long is the shelf life? If I freeze it, what is the best way to store it? I want to make some for my coworkers as I return from maternity leave next week and want to make sure I can share all of the information with them!
Bowl Me Over
Hey Jessica - thanks so much for stopping by the blog! You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Free up to three months in a small airtight container. I use 1/2 pint containers (I put a link in the blog post under Equipment.) Small containers ensure the pumpkin butter is used timely. You can freeze it up to three months. Enjoy! And congratulations on your little one!!
If I were to double this recipe, do I need to bump up the time in the crockpot?
Bowl Me Over
Not really, I've doubled it and it really didn't take that much longer, maybe 1/2 hour at the most. Enjoy Bambi!
How much apple butter does this make
Bowl Me Over
Thanks for asking, Erika - this makes about 3 1/2 cups. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Can you water bath this to be able to store it in the pantry
Bowl Me Over
Thanks for asking Joe - I don't believe so, however it freezes well and I use that method to store it.
I'm so happy you found a seasonally delicious recipe to try from my site. Now I'm craving all things pumpkin 🙂
Bowl Me Over
Oh my gosh, it was so hard to decide! This is the BEST recipe and I so appreciate the opportunity to share it with my readers. Thank you!
What a great easy recipe for the crock pot! Love this one!
Bowl Me Over
Totally! The easiest and the BEST!!!
One of my favorite decadent treats for the fall season!
This is the perfect choice for our fall round! I can only imagine how amazing your whole house smelled while this pumpkin butter was in your crock pot. I got the goods to make it today, and I can't wait!
Jennifer A Stewart
Seeing this I can smell fall in the air and certainly in my kitchen! There is an orchard not too far from our new house and we are taking a trip there in the next two weeks and this is now on my list to make! Such a great idea for edible gift too!
I'm on board for all things PUMPKIN this time of year, and I love the idea of slathering this pumpkin butter onto a homemade biscuit. Or toast. Or a roll. (Basically, any carb.)
Such a great recipe that's easy to make! Also, thank you for the tip about not doing home canning due to low acidity.
Did you say pumpkin butter? How have I not made it already? It looks amazing and so easy to make. I think I can make a huge batch and enjoy it all day.
Bowl Me Over
You definitely need to Rini - it's just delicious and easy to make!!
I love pumpkin butter! Making it in the slow cooker is brilliant!
I can hardly wait to try this pumpkin better if only to have that amazing aroma inside of my house! Ive never thought of doing this in a crock pot... Brilliant!
This sounds INCREDIBLE! I'm going to make this next week when my in-laws are visiting just so much house smells amazing, lol!
I love pumpkin butter and this is absolutely delicious! I tried it on bagels with a little bit of cream cheese and it was the best!! My husband like his on toast.
I grew up loving apple butter and pumpkin butter sounds absolutely amazing. I can't wait to try it on some warm rolls with one of your great soup recipes!
Yum!!! I am definitely going to need to try this recipe out! Tis the season for pumpkin and I love it! You definitely picked a winner.
I have all these ingredients in my pantry right now and can't wait to make a batch TODAY!
Bowl Me Over
You'll love it Sheila, it's so good!