I love being able to use my slow cooker to whip up amazing fall recipes. This Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter is so easy to make and the perfect treat to kick off fall!
Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter
I love using my slow cooker to whip up fantastic fall recipes. This Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter is easy to make and the perfect treat to kick off fall!
I’m always amazed at how quickly pumpkin season comes every year! I feel like Fall is coming early this year. Once the leaves begin to change colors, I dive into stocking up on fall baking supplies.
We came home to find the leaves changing and falling outside the house. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, especially in the Northwest. The gorgeous fall leaves covering the road and the crisp morning air are magical.
I can't wait to photograph the leaves and fill many vases around the house with them.
You have to love free natural home accents. Last year I put them all over the fireplace and in vases. I may give crafting a whirl this year, but we will see.
I am much better with a CrockPot than with a glue gun.
I love making multiple batches of this Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter and giving it to friends and family for a treat. It is so easy to make and tastes fantastic.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make this slow cooker pumpkin butter recipe! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Canned Pumpkin
- Apple Juice
- White Sugar
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
Use with toast, bagels, English muffins, on top of yogurt, biscuits, cinnamon rolls
- CrockPot: We suggest using one with a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set amount of time to help ensure your dinner cooks to perfection and you don't have to stress about cooking time.
- Storage Containers: We use lidded mason jars or these glass storage jars with hinged lids. Both look great on the dining table!
How to Make CrockPot Pumpkin Butter
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Combine all ingredients
- Cook on low
- Store it in a jar in the refrigerator or freezer
Preparation and Storage
Make-Ahead + Storage: Pumpkin butter is the perfect homemade make-ahead spread! Refrigerate your Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter in an airtight container. We like using mason jars to keep up the rustic theme.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Freeze any leftovers in an airtight, freezer-safe container and enjoy within three months.
How to Reheat: Thaw your frozen slow-cooker pumpkin butter overnight in the fridge or kitchen countertop until stirrable with a spoon or knife.
Substitutions: We sweeten this pumpkin butter with white sugar, but maple syrup is also yummy and fall-appropriate or you can use brown sugar to increase the sweetness.
Add a teaspoon ground ginger for an additional flavor profile.
Vegetarian Option + Vegan Option: Plant-based eaters rejoice; this recipe is vegetarian and vegan-friendly!
Gluten-Free: Since fruit puree is the primary ingredient, it’s also naturally gluten-free. Be sure to use white sugar labeled gluten-free if this is a dietary requirement.
Alcohol-Free Option: We don’t use alcohol in our CrockPot Pumpkin Butter, but many other recipes on the internet use bourbon if you crave a boozy, adult-only version.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: The written recipe uses one 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin to yield eight servings. Scale it up or down to your desired yield, keeping in mind that you may need to prepare multiple batches if you’re scaling up.
Make it Spicy: Pumpkin pie spice infuses this pumpkin butter with a warm fall flavor. We haven’t seen any hot versions.
Sugar-Free: This pumpkin butter contains 22 grams of sugar. An unsweetened canned pumpkin and white sugar alternative lower the sugar content.
Tips for the Best CrockPot Pumpkin Butter
- Don’t have pumpkin pie spice? We like the convenience of a spice blend, but you can also make your own with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
- A few drops of vanilla extract would be a yummy way to infuse flavor and complement the warm notes of pumpkin pie spice.
- Slow Cooker homemade pumpkin butter is a great Fall gift. We like to gift it in canning jars with a cute note.
What to Serve with CrockPot Pumpkin Butter
Sides: 3 Ingredient Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Tinta Port Wine Banana Bread, 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Beer Bread, Nutella Banana Bread, 3 Ingredient Apple Cider Bread, CrockPot Pumpkin Bread, CrockPot Bourbon Banana Bread
Main Dishes: Cinnamon Roll Waffles, French Toast Casserole, Cinnamon Toast, CopyCat Cracker Barrel Pancakes, CrockPot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, CrockPot Apple & Raisin French Toast, CrockPot Pumpkin Oatmeal, CrockPot Banana Bread Oatmeal
When to Serve
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Check out all of our recipes with canned pumpkin.
Crockpot Pumpkin Butter
- Combine all ingredients in your crock pot and stir until well combined
- Cook on low for 5 hours until the pumpkin butter is thick enough to stick to a spoon upside down
- Store in a jar in the refrigerator or freezer
- Slow cooker
Recipe originally shared on October 9, 2014. Updated August 2020