Apple pumpkin butter is a sweet spread that is perfect on toast, waffles, muffins, pancakes, or even atop a scoop of ice cream!

This is the perfect cozy topping, with the richness of pumpkin and the freshness of crisp apples.

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A Healthier Spread

We love apple pumpkin butter as a spiced spread on baked goods.

  • made with fresh apples and canned or fresh pumpkin puree
  • can use any sweetener you choose (honey or maple syrup are favorites)
  • lower in fat and calories than butter
  • lots of flavor (and makes the house smell amazing)

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APPLES We love Granny smith apples in this recipe for the tart flavor. If you’d prefer a sweeter flavor, try Ambrosia or Galas.

PUMPKIN Canned pumpkin purée is easiest but you can use homemade pumpkin puree too!

SPICES Purchase pumpkin pie spice or mix up your own. If you have apple pie spice on hand, that works too.

SYRUP We use a combination of apple juice and maple syrup. Use 100% pure apple juice or cider, and 100% pure maple syrup for the best flavor.

boiling apples for pumpkin butter

How to Make Apple Pumpkin Butter

Apple pumpkin butter has easy-to-find ingredients and comes together in no time. It’s the perfect “something new” for toast or waffles!

  1. Simmer chopped apples with juice and syrup per recipe below.
  2. Mash apples and add remaining ingredients.
  3. Simmer.

Kitchen Tip: Don’t thicken it too much, this spread will continue to thicken as it cools.

Cool and store for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. (If giving as a gift, label with “keep refrigerated” stickers.)

Apple Pumpkin Butter ingredients in a pot

How to Store

  • Apple pumpkin butter will keep about 5 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • It will freeze for about 6 months in zippered bags with the date labeled on the bags.

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Apple Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkins and apples are simmered with pumpkin pie spice & cinnamon to create this sweet & savory Pumpkin Apple Butter!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
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  • 2 large granny smith apples
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or to taste
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree canned or fresh
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or spices below
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Peel and core apples and cut into 1" chunks.
  • Combine apples, juice, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until apples are soft.
  • Slightly mash apples and add remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer uncovered on low, stirring frequently, 25-30 minutes or until thickened.
  • Cool and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.


For Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice combine the following:
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon allspice, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Fresh pumpkin puree may need extra cook time depending on how much water is in the pumpkin.
Don't thicken it too much, this spread will continue to thicken as it cools.
Cool and store for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 39 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4149IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American
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