Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Make this easy fall-inspired spread in one afternoon.

We are pumpkin fanatics in our house. We make pumpkin bread, pies and pumpkin themed treats for our dogs on a regular basis. Jams and jellies are favorites in our home for adding fruity goodness to our morning muffins and toast. However, there’s nothing like a good, sweet “butter” to add to the mix.

Pumpkin Butter on Croissants

Pumpkin Butter on Croissants

Pumpkin butter tastes great on warm croissants.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Fruit and veggie butters are sweet like jams and jellies, but offer a more intense flavor. Traditionally, making a fruit and veggie butter takes hours on the stove with constant monitoring—nobody has time for that! Break out your slow cooker and let it do all the hard work for you.

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Ingredients

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Ingredients

Pumpkin butter only takes a few ingredients to make.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

  • 2-15 oz cans pure pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup apple juice 
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • slow cooker
Stir the Ingredients for Pumpkin Butter

Stir the Ingredients for Pumpkin Butter

Add the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe


Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and stir well. Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 6 hours, stirring occasionally. You can substitute the pumpkin spice with just cinnamon and the apple juice with brandy for extra depth of flavor.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter in Jar

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter in Jar

Pumpkin butter is easy to make in your slow cooker.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Transfer the mixture to jars, and store in refrigerator. Let the pumpkin butter cool overnight prior to using, as it will continue to thicken and the flavor will intensify.

Serve Pumpkin Butter on Freshly Bake Croissants

Serve Pumpkin Butter on Freshly Bake Croissants

Pumpkin butter tastes yummy on freshly baked bread.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Enjoy on freshly baked croissants, toast or straight out of the jar. Add a dollop or two of the pumpkin butter to some yogurt for a delicious seasonal treat.

Store in refrigerator up to 1 week, or freezer up to 3 months.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Plant Succulents in Pumpkins for a Modern Fall Tablescape

Add fresh color and life to your fall decorations with succulents planted in tiny pumpkins.

Cheap and Chic Curtains Made From Canvas or a Drop Cloth

This simple sewing project is the perfect way to dress your windows without breaking the bank.

Quick-Growing Spring and Fall Vegetables

From seed to dinner table in one month? These quick-growing vegetables give the garden a good start and a lingering end.

Peanut Butter Dream Puffs Treats for Dogs

Learn to make these yummy-looking Dream Puffs, and your dog will be forever grateful.

Butt-Joint Techniques

Butt joints connect two pieces of wood to form a corner. Here are three simple techniques for creating a strong butt joint.

3 Ways to Use Rice That Don't Involve Cooking

Rice is more than your favorite side dish — it can make hard-to-clean items shine, and it speeds up the fruit ripening process.