Pumpkin butter is the perfect low-carb and sugar-free spread!

Sweet and savory, this recipe is easy to make and adds a seasonal flair to all kinds of recipes.

This tasty spread goes with everything!

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Easy Pumpkin Butter

  • Low-carb and loaded with vitamin A, antioxidants, and tons of fiber, pumpkin butter adds guilt-free, Fall-infused flavor to post-workout smoothies and keto coffee.
  • Double the batch and gift homemade pumpkin butter in small jars to friends and neighbors with a batch of light and fluffy cloud bread.
  • Kids who normally don’t like pumpkin will love nutritious pumpkin butter’s light and smooth flavor and you’ll love that it’s sugar-free!
ingredients for pumpkin butter including pumpkin pie spice, ginger, pumpkin puree, apple cider vinegar, and swerve

Sweet & Savory Ingredients

Pumpkin Look for puree instead of pie filling, which has added sugar and seasonings. Use leftover pumpkin puree from pies or make your own from fresh pumpkin.

Sweetener – This recipe is sugar-free, but you could add white or brown sugar instead of the sweetener. Refer to the package label for the sweetener you are using. Low-carb and sugar-free maple syrup are also excellent switches that add even more depth of flavor!

Seasonings – Apple cider vinegar provides balance to the sweetener and shouldn’t be omitted. Buy pumpkin pie spice or make your own and adjust the individual ingredients to your liking.

Variations – Add finely chopped toasted pecans, walnuts, or coconut to pumpkin butter for a little crunch.

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How to Make Pumpkin Butter

  1. Whisk all ingredients into a saucepan (as per the recipe below).
  2. Simmer until thickened, about 25-30 minutes.

Pro Tip:

Pumpkin butter thickens as it cools, so avoid overcooking it which will dry it out.

Best Ways to Use Pumpkin Butter

  • Pumpkin butter is a very versatile recipe that adds nutrition and buttery, nutty flavor to all kinds of recipes!
  • Add a little cream and chicken broth to thin out pumpkin butter and add to a seasonal pasta dish.
  • Top pumpkin butter onto chaffles, or add a scoop to a chicken or beef stir fry, adding a depth of flavor.
  • We also love it in a rich and creamy keto Alfredo for a seasonal pumpkin sauce to serve over zoodles.
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How to Store

For best results, keep pumpkin butter in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Freeze in ice cube trays or zippered bags for up to a year.

Low Carb Fall Desserts

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Pumpkin Butter

Creamy and sweet, this low carb pumpkin butter is a treat for fall!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Author Holly


  • 28 ounces pumpkin puree canned or fresh
  • ¾ cup low carb brown sugar replacement such as Swerve
  • cup water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger


  • In a medium saucepan stir together the pumpkin puree, sweetener, water, apple cider vinegar, pumpkin pie spice, and ground ginger over medium-low heat.
  • Simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • Cool and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.


Keep pumpkin butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Freeze in a freezer safe container for up to a year.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 7721IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Course Dessert, Dressings, Dips or Sauces, Snack
Cuisine American

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Recipe adapted from Easy Pumpkin Butter


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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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