Pecan Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter 2

Yep, it’s another pumpkin post.  I’m obsessed, people.  And there are a million more pumpkin recipes to come; I can’t stop myself.  It’s like an addiction.

I might have mentioned before how much I love Williams-Sonoma and all of their cooking gadgets and (un)necessities.  And this time of year, they sell a magnificent pumpkin bread mix and jarred pecan pumpkin butter.  But at the rate that I can consume both of those items, I’d need a small loan to fund myself through the season.  Not only that, but I have this thing about making things from scratch.

You know, that thing where you tell yourself that the calories don’t count if it’s home baked versus purchased at a store or restaurant?

Mmm-hmm.  These calories soooooo don’t count.

Pumpkin Butter

Pecan Pumpkin Butter


1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
1/2 cup spiced apple cider (I had some leftover that we’d mulled in spices, but you could certainly use apple juice)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pecan pieces


Bring all ingredients to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Let cool completely, then spread on bread, over yogurt and granola, in oatmeal, or on pancakes.

Or eat with a spoon.


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  1. amy @ fearless homemaker

    mmm, this sounds awesome. it would even be great just on a simple buttermilk biscuit for breakfast. yum! + yay for all things pumpkin!

    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      Ooh, I hadn’t even thought of that, but you are right. How yummy would that be??

  2. BreAna {Sugar & Spice & All Things Iced}

    I haven’t tried pumpkin butter before. I definitely need to try it soon!! I completely agree with calories not counting in homemade foods! 😉

    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      I’m glad someone shares my way of thinking! 🙂

  3. Barbara

    THANK YOU!!! I love this stuff with Pumpkin Bread during Nov/Dec… I went online to order a jar and Williams & Sonoma are sold out! So, now I too will be making my own with fresh pumpkin… Yum! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    • Ashley

      And so much cheaper than the W&S version (although I do love theirs!!). You’ve just reminded me that I need to make this again – SOON!



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