Anything homemade is sure to impress, but there's something especially impressive about jams and spreads. This pumpkin butter seems as if it would be really complicated but is actually extremely simple to create. In fact, it takes only minutes to toss a few ingredients into a slow cooker. We have The Idea Room to thank for this amazing, mouthwatering recipe. Here's the low-down on how to make your own perfect-for-fall homemade pumpkin butter in a slow cooker:


4 cups pumpkin puree

1 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup apple juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

pinch of sea salt


1. Toss everything into the slow cooker.

2. Cook on low for about 4-6 hours (or until thick). Tip: stir several times throughout the cooking process to avoid burning.

3. Once the pumpkin butter is finished cooking, store in mason jars or other air-tight containers, allow to cool, then keep refrigerated.

Yes, it IS actually that easy! Give it a try and we're sure you'll agree with us that it's also extremely delicious. We can't wait to hear what you think.


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