Maple Pumpkin Butter


Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes


A nice variation on apple butter; delicious on muffins, scones, and quick breads. 



pumpkin (small, roughly 3lbs )
1/4 cup
maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon
cloves, ground
1/4 teaspoon
ginger, ground
1/4 teaspoon
nutmeg, ground
1/2 teaspoon
cinnamon, ground
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract


Slice pumpkin into large chunks and remove the pulp and skin. Boil pumpkin until very tender and drain the water (about 20 minutes).

When cool enough to handle, process pumpkin in a food processor, scraping down the sides occasionally, until very smooth. Add maple syrup, spices, and vanilla. Process for an additional minute.

Return mixture to the sauce pan and cook, over low heat, until very thick and no excess liquid remains, about 45 minutes.

Store it covered in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks.