If you’re looking for an easy slow cooker Pumpkin Butter recipe, look no further! This pumpkin butter recipe is easy to throw together, and your house will smell amazing while it’s cooking. Plus, don’t tell anyone, but this recipe uses way less sugar than most pumpkin butter recipes call for, making this a healthier version of your favorite treat!
What is Pumpkin Butter?
Pumpkin butter isn’t butter at all! It’s a pumpkin spread, with a similar consistency to apple butter (if you’ve never had that, think of pumpkin butter as a runny jam texture, for lack of better adjectives). The reason it has butter in the name is that you can use it like you would use butter.
If you’re looking for a pumpkin butter recipe with actual butter, this Pumpkin Pie Butter is exactly what you need in your life (it’s basically icing for your pancakes or toast or cinnamon rolls, and it’s the stuff dreams are made of).
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Recipe
Most pumpkin butter recipes call for tons of sugar and require you to watch it over a stovetop as it’s simmering. Honestly, I love me some sugar. Usually, if I’m making something delicious, I don’t mind having to watch it so it doesn’t burn, or letting it simmer for awhile. But the slow cooker makes this SO easy. You can have your pumpkin butter going in the background while you’re working on other stuff.
Another benefit to using the slow cooker? Your house will smell amazing for hours!
Uses for Pumpkin Butter
What should I use my pumpkin butter for, you ask? So. Many. Things.
Pumpkin butter goes great on most bread, be it toast, bagels, pancakes, French toast, waffles, or croissants.
Top your oatmeal, yogurt, or granola with a spoonful.
Add it to your pork or use as a sandwich spread.
You can even use it as a dip (it’s great for dipping apple slices).
- 1 can (29 oz) pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours, stirring periodically, until done. You may need to adjust the cooking time based on your crock pot and the thickness you desire.
- Let cool and transfer to airtight containers.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g