Pumpkin butter recipe [just like Trader Joe’s!]

October 5, 2014

My absolute favorite thing to buy at Trader Joe’s is their Pumpkin Butter. Since I’ve moved, the closest store is an hour away and running out and buying a jar is no longer feasible. After doing some experimenting in the kitchen I came up with a Pumpkin Butter recipe that tastes just as good as the Trader Joe’s version!

  • 1 (29 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cloves

Combine pureed pumpkin, vanilla, apple juice, sugar and spices in a saucepan. Stir well and the bring the mixture to a boil. Lower heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened, Stirring frequently. Enjoy on toast (I like it over cream cheese), in oatmeal or as a dip for apples.

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  • Jude
    October 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks! I've been craving Trader Joe's too and it is over an hour away……this recipe sounds yummy

  • Shelly
    October 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    How long does it keep? I'm assuming you store it in the fridge, is that right?

    • Gina Michele
      October 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Yes, store it in the fridge. Since it has no preservatives I wouldn't keep it longer than 2 weeks.

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