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Easy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

This easy pumpkin recipe requires no prep work or hands-on cooking time because this pumpkin butter is easy to make in your slow cooker.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course sweets
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 15 oz cans pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie)
  • cups unsweetened apple cider
  • ½ cups pure grade A maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh if you have it)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks (or ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Add pumpkin puree and maple syrup to slow cooker
  • Stir the pumpkin mixture together until the pumpkin is completely blended with the pure maple syrup
  • Now add apple cider, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, lemon juice, salt, and cinnamon sticks (or ground cinnamon)
  • Turn your slow cooker to low for 5-6 hours or high for 4 hours stirring every 45 minutes. You will know the pumpkin butter is done when the color has deepened and the pumpkin puree mixture has thickened.
  • Taste to see if you need to adjust seasonings adding more brown sugar or pure maple syrup for sweetness, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for flavor, lemon juice for acidity.
  • Let completly cool for up to one hour before adding to mason jars or air -tight container
  • store in the refregerator in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months
Keyword pumpkin
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