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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter is delicious on bagels, toast, and English muffins. Stir it into yogurt, oatmeal, and much more! 

Pumpkin butter is so great to give as gifts. Especially if you love to jar as much as I do! Your friends and family will thank you for it! 





I love Pumpkin butter on my bagel with cream cheese, trust me, it’s so good!

Throw everything in the slow cooker and be amazed by the delicious smell!

Every Christmas, my good friend gives us a delicious jar of pumpkin butter that her farm makes.

I treasure every drop of deliciousness! Now I can make it any time of the year! 

Open the cans of pumpkin and pour them into the slow cooker.

Let’s prolong the flavors of fall with this delicious Pumpkin Butter!

Next add both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger.

It’s super tasty with wonderful pumpkin and spices.

It’s unbelievably easy to make, requires only a few simple ingredients, and can be canned or frozen and saved for when you need a pumpkin fix on a chilly day. 

I will be serving this perfect Pumpkin Butter on Thanksgiving Day with crescent rolls!

It’s the best way to enjoy pumpkin all year long!

Tools that you will need:

Slow Cooker

Mason Jars


More Pumpkin Recipes:

Easy Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake Muffins

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pound Cake with a Maple Glaze

Mom’s Best Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter


  • 2 Cans of 15 ounce Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Apple Juice
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ tsp of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp of ground clove
  • 2 tsp of fresh squeezed lemons


  1. Open the cans of pumpkin and pour into the slow cooker.
  2. Next add both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger.
  3. Pour the apple juice and stir.
  4. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 5-6 hours, stirring every 90 mins or so.
  5. Once, it’s done add lemon juice and turn off heat.  
  6. Scoop and serve or add to jar and store in the refrigerator.

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Nettie Moore is the cook, baker, photographer, and designer behind Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog. Nettie is a self-trained cook and baker. She loves creating easy recipes that don’t call for a lot of unknown ingredients. Nettie’s Blueberry Skillet Cake has been featured in Taste Of Home Magazine and her Peach Raspberry Pie has won awards! She was born and raised in Southern California and now calls New England her home, where she lives with her husband and two children. 

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Jen McNew

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

I can’t wait to try this. How long do you this this will keep? I may want to add it to my christmas gift baskets. Would you recommend processing in a water bath to increase its ability to last?


Wednesday 7th of June 2023

Hi Jen,

I love giving this as gifts! Just spoon the pumpkin butter into half pint canning jars or food storage containers and store in freezer for up to one year.

The USDA doesn't recommend canning pumpkin butter even though many home cooks have been canning homemade pumpkin butter for years and putting it up in jars. I have processed my jars for 45 minutes in a hot water bath and keep them in the freezer just to be safe.

If you aren't canning then just store in the freezer or refrigerator.

This is a link for more info:



Monday 8th of June 2020

Thank you Tina, I hope that you enjoy this recipe! Thank you for stopping by! Nettie


Monday 8th of June 2020

It's so delicious Tamra! Thank you for stopping by! Nettie

Tina Louise

Monday 9th of December 2019

I have never tried pumpkin butter. This sounds good.

Tamra Phelps

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Every Christmas, I make my Grandma's stack cake with apple butter made in the slow-cooker. It has such a great, deep flavor. I bet pumpkin butter would be the same.

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