Happy first (official) day of fall! As much as I enjoy summer and feel a sense of panic as it leaves us each year, I really do love fall. The crisp mornings, the bright splash of color in the trees, the pumpkin patches, the cider mills…all of these things are part of why fall is my favorite season here in Michigan – not that there’s a lot of competition from the bitterly cold and dreary winter and the chilly, damp, and slushy spring, but still!
In honor of the first day of fall, I’ve made us some apple cider pumpkin butter! This recipe could hardly be any easier to make, plus the end result is delicious and it makes your whole house smell like spiced pumpkin-y goodness.
Now, you may be wondering what to *do* with all of this apple cider pumpkin butter that you so effortlessly whipped up. Well, I’ve got some ideas for you: put it on toast, ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, crostini, turkey sandwiches, or oatmeal…and stay tuned, because I have a recipe to share with you next week that goes perfectly with this pumpkin butter!
- 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
- 1/2 cup apple cider (spiced, sparkling – any kind will do)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/16 teaspoon ground cloves
- Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir together until combined.
- Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes to make sure the bottom parts don’t burn (and just so we’re clear, by “simmer” I mean, “let sputter and gurgle and possibly spray half your stove with little flecks of pumpkin.” So worth it, though!).
- Makes about 2 cups.
Luke Jones - Health Room says
This looks awesome! Always looking for new plant based dips and butters. Thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you! And thanks for stopping by 🙂
Lu @ Super Nummy Yo! says
Yay! Been waiting for this 🙂
I hope you like it! Enjoy 🙂
Yum– this looks delicious! 😉
Thanks Isabella! I hope you get a chance to try it.
I love fruit butters. Can’t wait to try this one.
This was actually the first time I’ve made my own, but it won’t be the last. Enjoy!
Cake Lover says
I believe I have all the ingredients – looks like I’ll make it today. Thanks for the inspiration!
Yay – I love it when that happens, that I have everything on hand. Let me know how it turns out 🙂
She did make it that day and I came home to really delicious smells. It was great on crackers and toast. Thanks!!!
Awesome. Glad to hear it!
Sounds delicious! Love the photography:)
Thanks so much!
YES! I need to make pumpkin butter and have been looking for a recipe!!
How serendipitous! I’m glad you stopped by!
Rachael | Spache the Spatula says
YUM! I love pumpkin butter, and I love that you’ve added apple cider! Pinning this so hard
Thanks! My boyfriend bought a *gallon* of cider at a local cider mill, so I thought, why not use a bit in pumpkin butter? I love the subtle flavor it adds 🙂
Joanna @ Carrot or Cake says
This looks delicious! I definitely want to try it on my oatmeal. I wonder if it would work in a crock pot?
I actually have no personal experience with crock pots or slow cookers, but I’ve seen other pumpkin butter recipes that are cooked in crock pots, so I imagine it would work just fine. Let me know how it goes if you try that method!
Trips to the cider mill & u-pick are, hands down, one of the things I miss most about Michigan. But I will totally live vicariously through this apple pumpkin butter! Yay!
Oh I can imagine – those things would be hard to give up! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Ashley @ ashleymarieskitchen says
Yum! This looks amazing. Pinned 🙂
Thanks – enjoy! 🙂
YUM!! Omg this would be perfect to spread on toast for breakfast! It’s the perfect time of year for a recipe like this 🙂
Definitely! I’m about to go do that right now, in fact…
Stacey @ Bake Eat Repeat says
I’ve been seeing pumpkin butter recipes everywhere this year, after never before hearing of it! This looks really good, I’ll need to try it. Fall is my favourite season too!
I hope you get a chance to try it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂