Pumpkin Butter

Yield: 4-6 Cups

6 Cups Pumpkin Puree

1 Apple Peeled, Cored, and Grated

1½ Cups Apple Cider

½ Cup Bourbon

2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

¾ Cups Dark Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Turbinado Sugar

1/2 Cup Vermont Maple Sugar

2 Tablespoons Seville Orange Peel

1 ½ Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice  

                          OR Ground Mulling Spices

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Tellicherry Peppercorns

There’s nothing better in the fall than making a trip to the pumpkin patch – or even better, harvesting the pumpkins you’ve grown yourself – and then making pumpkin butter from the bounty of  your harvest. Obviously, we use our pumpkin butter on toast and scones, but we take it even further by using it in cakes, sauces, and even our Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash.


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven and roast, stirring occasionally for 3-4 hours until thickened.  

Let cool completely, then divide into 1-2 cup portions. Freeze what you aren’t going to use immediately.  

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
Click on images below to learn more about seasonings in this recipe
Vermont Maple
Made by boiling pure maple
syrup until only granules
remain, our Vermont Maple Sugar is a must-have for every Home Chef. It's great in sweet and savory recipes alike. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide! 
Seville Orange
Used by Scandinavian chefs
as a seasoning for game and
poultry dishes, sauces, wines and liqueurs, our Seville Orange Peel is a must-have for any adventurous Home Chef. Use as the Scandinavians do, and add it to breads, cakes, cookies, too. 
Seville Orange Peel from MorningStar Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie Spice
We've gone the extra mile in
creating this blend for Home
Chefs. It is sure to turn your
pumpkin pies into something extraordinary. But don't stop with pies! Use this with all your pumpkin creations, from muffins, breads and cakes, to cheesecakes, puddings and more. 
Pumpkin Pie Spice from MorningStar Kitchen
Mulling Spices
When chilly nights arrive,
there's nothing quite like a
cup of hot mulled cider, tea,
or wine - enjoyed by a blazing fire.
Our Mulling Spice is the perfect blend of ingredients to satisfy your cravings. Steep for 30-45 minutes, strain, and enjoy. 
Mulling Spices from MorningStar Kitchen
Vanilla Bean
Sea Salt

Sweet, yet salty, our Vanilla

Bean Sea Salt makes a rich

and flavorful addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Try a little on chicken, vegetables, or salads. Use it as a finishing salt to create an extra layer of flavor in breads, pastries – even cocktails!

Vanilla Bean Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
At MorningStar Kitchen we love to get creative with ingredients like our Pumpkin Butter by using it unexpectedly in other recipes - even main courses.
For ideas on using fruit
and nut butters creatively, check out some of our other
recipes, like our 
Cranberry Stuffed
Acorn Squash
No Home Chef's kitchen is
complete without Tellicherry
peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen
Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe by MorningStar Kitchen