Make Homemade Pumpkin Butter in the Crock Pot

Learn how to make Pumpkin Butter in your Crock Pot! It has the perfect blend of fall spices! From The Love Nerds {}

I have discovered this Fall season that my husband and I are the only ones in my immediate family that like pumpkin.  With that said, it would be an understatement that I did not grow up on pumpkin anything. My first introduction to pumpkin? Seasoned and roasted pumpkin seeds, followed by the glorious pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. I don’t really do Starbucks much anymore, but I still have to go every year for one of those babies. They made me love pumpkin so much that I became the crazy woman that buys a huge can of pumpkin so I can make three different pumpkin recipes in the same day. Yup – THREE!

Plus, since my homemade apple butter was such a hit, I thought you might like to give this crock pot pumpkin butter recipe a try as well.

Learn how to make Pumpkin Butter in your Crock Pot! It has the perfect blend of fall spices! From The Love Nerds {}

One of my pumpkin day recipes was this pumpkin butter. Pumpkin butter has a fabulous dark caramelized color with a sweet and spicy flavor. The recipe can definitely be made using a whole pumpkin from scratch, but that – to be truly honest with all of you – is too hard for me. I love homemade but I have my weird, lazy limits. Roasting a whole pumpkin in my oven is just one of those limits. (Secret – my husband and I don’t even carve pumpkins; we think it is just too messy in an apartment.)


2 cups of cooked, pureed pumpkin (if you buy a pan, make sure it is NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (I did not pack the brown sugar for this recipe)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie
Learn how to make Pumpkin Butter in your Crock Pot! It has the perfect blend of fall spices! From The Love Nerds {}
1. Combine all ingredients in crock-pot and stir to mix well.
2. Cook on Low for 4 hours, stirring at least once an hour; you don’t want it to burn on the sides. The mixture will thicken as it cooks and turns a dark caramelized color.
3. After it’s done, either go through the canning process (which I have never tried) or make sure to keep cold and refrigerate.

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  1. emily says

    yum!!! I love apple butter, so I assume I would also like this!! :o) You’ve been featured today at Nap-Time Creations!!! I’ve shared it on all my social media… please feel free to reshare or tweet :o) thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! Emily

  2. Kimberly Leverett Osburn says

    Apple Butter is the only type of Jam/Jelly stuff we buy at our house. Definitely gonna have to try this one out. Thanks for sharing. <3 Kim

  3. Sarah Puleo says

    You must be reading my mind! I have had crock pot pumpkin butter on the brain- thanks for delivering it to me in a nice neat package!

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      Thanks, Heidi! Thanks for stopping by! I just went over to like your Facebook page and look forward to getting to know you through your posts.

  4. Jamie H says

    Oh yum! I love apple butter, but I’ve never even thought of making pumpkin butter… and the fact that it’s made in the crock pot makes it even more appealing! Pinning to try after we go to the pumpkin patch!

  5. TaMara_ImplausiblyBeautiful says

    This sounds yummy! I’m going to have to give it a try! I think it would be great on pancakes. Thanks for sharing!


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