As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

I love a schmear of pumpkin butter on homemade bread! I used to buy a jar or two of pumpkin butter every fall...when I could find it, usually at a specialty grocery store or local produce stand. But a few years ago, my daughter Kristin gave me a jar of her homemade pumpkin butter. It was delicious! She assured me that it was easy, so I made some myself.

original recipe ~here~

1 14-ounce can pumpkin
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple cider
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Combine all ingredients in heavy saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes; stir approximately every 5 minutes.
Mixture will thicken as it cooks.

Store in refrigerator for up to a month.

Do you like pumpkin butter? Apple butter? Do you make it yourself?


  1. Looks like you enjoy yours on biscuits? Sounds yummy! (We don't eat enough bread around here to make it worthwhile, but it sure sounds good!

  2. I already plan to make some this weekend. I'm a little behind this year!

  3. Oh it sounds so simple but looks So delicious! I must try this! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Never had it or thought about it, but it looks and sounds good. I did make your pumpkin scones and they were a big hit! Delicious!

  5. I have never had pumpkin butter and the question is why not?! (Okay, I never heard about it before.) So is it used in the same ways that apple butter would be used?

  6. Well, I've never had pumpkin butter so I don't know. I'm guessing I would like it. Looks nice and easy to make...

  7. I've never had pumpkin butter either, Cheryl. But I can bet it's good if you like it. I love pumpkin and making it with canned pumpkin sounds like a cinch to make. ♥

  8. Hmmm - those pumpkins on my front porch might have to become butter! My parents used to mix apples and pumpkin to make apple butter. I made Pear butter with our glut of pears a while ago - why not pumpkin butter too!? Thanks for this recipe Cheryl.

  9. I always buy Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter! Yours sounds delicious! Would make a great gift!

  10. Cheryl, I don't know why I've never tried -- or made -- pumpkin butter. I love pumpkin, and apple butter, so why wouldn't I like pumpkin butter. I think maybe it's because I choose apple butter every time because I associate it with my grandma. Any food attached to memories of my grandmothers will always win out! :-) If I decide to try it, though, at least I know where to turn for a good recipe -- thanks!


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