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Pumpkin Butter - Trader Joe's Copycat Recipe

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy Trader Joe's copycat recipe for pumpkin butter is so simple to make from scratch on the stovetop! Using pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice this recipe makes a creamy homemade spread that is perfect on toast. The pumpkin butter takes under 10 minutes to make and is delicious.



1 cup Pumpkin Puree
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Sea Salt


In a saucepan over medium heat add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, pumpkin pie spice and seas salt. Stir to combine.

Heat while stirring until the sauce goes from bright orange to a dark orange and thickens a bit, about 5 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and let the pumpkin butter cool slightly.

Pour the pumpkin butter into a sealable container and let cool to room temperature.

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.


Hint: Be sure to use pumpkin puree and not canned pumpkin pie filling.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: homemade, sauce, jam, from scratch, stovetop, creamy, spiced, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree