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This pumpkin spice butter is ready in 5 minutes with just 7 ingredients. It’s like a whipped pumpkin pie spread; the perfect compound butter for fall!
This whipped pumpkin spice butter spread is a must on your fall table. It’s a creamy compound butter brimming with the comforting flavors of pumpkin pie. 😋
Transform basic pantry ingredients into the best autumn condiment for bread and more.
You can even make your pumpkin spiced butter without an electric stand mixer!
What Is Pumpkin Butter?
Pumpkin butter is like pumpkin pie in creamy butter form. It’s a fall-ready compound butter made with warm spices, pumpkin puree, and, of course, butter.
The result is a versatile condiment with a delicious creamy consistency, mouthwatering aroma, and all the familiar flavors of a pumpkin pie.
The perfect spread for your fall feasts, pumpkin spice butter proves that autumn is not just the season for baking. It’s also the season to whip up a compound butter filled with pumpkin spice and everything nice.
Slather it on sliced bread, top it on pancakes, or give it away as gifts for your guests this Thanksgiving.
And if you have some leftover ingredients from this pumpkin spiced butter recipe, you can also make another yummy and versatile pumpkin spice condiment: our easy pumpkin spice syrup!
Why You’ll Love This Whipped Pumpkin Spice Butter Spread Recipe
- Quick And Easy: Don’t worry; you won’t break a sweat and churn this butter recipe like you’re in the Middle Ages. This spiced pumpkin butter is done in 5 minutes, and it can be whipped with a stand mixer or by hand. It also uses common ingredients that are likely already in your pantry!
- Full Of Autumn Flavors: Imagine comforting fall flavors whipped into a creamy, fluffy spread! This pumpkin spice butter is like a pumpkin pie filling that you can slather on just about anything. 🤤
- Versatile Condiment: Pumpkin pie spice butter can be a spread, topping, dip, condiment, or even a gift! While it’s a guaranteed hit with bread, you can also pair this autumn compound butter with different sweet and savory delights.
What Does Pumpkin Butter Taste Like?
Pumpkin spice butter is essentially pumpkin pie transformed into a spread.
The sweetness of brown sugar complements the subtle pumpkin flavor from the puree, while the classic combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger makes the compound butter deliciously spiced.
Imagine all of these flavors in a smooth and fluffy whipped butter that’s so satisfying to spread.
This autumn in a jar is just begging to be smothered on your favorite bread, cookies, or pancakes! And I just barely scratched the surface of what you can do and pair with pumpkin spice butter.
Scroll to the bottom because I won’t gatekeep where you can enjoy this velvety, pumpkin-filled goodness. 👇
Ingredients For Pumpkin Spice Butter
- Unsalted butter – I haven’t tried this recipe with a vegan substitute, so let’s stick with good old unsalted dairy butter for this whipped delight.
- Pumpkin puree – Look, I like my recipes easy and convenient, and with that being said, canned pumpkin puree is perfect for our spiced pumpkin butter recipe. You can also use homemade pumpkin puree but expect the color to not look as vibrant, and the texture might not be as thick.
- Light brown sugar – To sweeten our pumpkin spiced butter. I’ve also listed two alternatives below.
- Ground cinnamon – My favorite spice in this pumpkin pie spice butter. No pumpkin pie flavor is complete without cinnamon.
- Ground nutmeg– This is another, dare I say, must-have when it comes to the spices for our pumpkin pie-inspired compound butter. Plus, don’t you agree that nutmeg just makes the kitchen smell like Christmas? It’s definitely a welcomed bonus when whipping up this 5-minute spread!
- Ground cloves – This aromatic spice pairs well with the natural sweetness of the pumpkin puree.
- Ground ginger – You can also use pumpkin pie spice if you don’t want to buy multiple spices.
Tools Needed To Prepare Pumpkin Spiced Butter
- Stand mixer for mixing the spread
- Bowls for the ingredients
- Jar for storing the pumpkin spice butter
Ingredient Additions & Substitutions For Spiced Pumpkin Butter
Brown sugar substitute
If you don’t want to use sugar, you can sweeten your pumpkin spiced butter with honey instead! I think maple syrup will also be delicious for this compound butter recipe since it goes well with pumpkin.
Vanilla bean paste
You can also stir in some vanilla bean paste to your pumpkin spice butter. Vanilla is always a wonderful match for spiced pumpkin treats.
Instead of using salted butter, stirring in some sea salt in the pumpkin pie spice butter will give you salty melt-in-the-mouth bits to complement the spiced sweetness of the condiment.
How to Make Pumpkin Butter
- 1 lb unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, room temperature
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground ginger
Tools you need:
STEP 1: Gather the ingredients for your pumpkin spice butter.
STEP 2: Beat butter and pumpkin puree using the stand mixer’s paddle attachment for 30 seconds on low speed. Then, increase to medium speed and mix for another 20 seconds until smooth.
STEP 3: Add the brown sugar and mix.
STEP 4: Add the spices and mix.
STEP 5: Store your whipped pumpkin spice butter in an airtight jar or roll it into a log. (Check the recipe notes for this.) Enjoy!
What To Serve With Pumpkin Spice Butter
Spread pumpkin spice butter on your favorite bread, pancakes, waffles, cookies, and other baked fall goodies!
This autumn compound butter is not just a one-hit-wonder that only goes well with pancakes and sliced bread. You can also serve it with other delicious meals, perfect for your Thanksgiving feast!
Try it with roasted chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, or other desserts like pies and sundaes.
Tips About Making Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter
- You can shape this pumpkin spice butter into a log for slicing! Just place the whipped butter in the center of a parchment paper, fold one end of the paper over the butter, and push back on the butter with a bowl scraper while using your other hand to hold the paper down.
- Roll the spiced pumpkin butter away from you to form a cylinder, then twist off the edges of the parchment paper to wrap the butter tightly. Now that you have your spiced pumpkin butter log, just firm it up in the fridge, and it’s ready to be sliced and devoured. 😋
- If you don’t have an electric mixer, you can use a silicone spatula to whip your butter and pumpkin puree until smooth. This should take a minute or two, so you shouldn’t worry about tiring your arm muscles out. 😉
How To Store Pumpkin Spice Butter
- Fridge: You can transfer your whipped pumpkin spice butter to an airtight jar or container and store it in the fridge for at least 3 weeks.
- Freezer: If you want to freeze your pumpkin spiced butter for longer storage, I suggest shaping it into a log. After wrapping it in parchment paper, wrap it again in plastic wrap and store it in a freezer-safe bag for several months.
- Serving: You can allow your spiced pumpkin butter to come to room temperature an hour before serving if it’s from the fridge. If frozen, thaw it in the fridge.
What to Do with Pumpkin Butter
So, what can you do with pumpkin butter? Try it with our pumpkin bread and get in full-fledged pumpkin mode this fall. 🎃
However, pumpkin butter is more than just a spread for bread.
You can also use it on savory dishes to elevate them!
Try it with turnovers, crusted pork chops, hummus, pasta sauces, baked sweet potatoes, and salads!
What to Put Pumpkin Butter on
And while pumpkin spice butter is best slathered on toast, sliced bread, and pancakes, the sky is the limit on where you can use it.
For example, you can put pumpkin butter on your batters for cheesecakes and brownies. You can also add it to your cinnamon rolls and bagels for the perfect autumn breakfast!
And if you enjoy butter and coffee, you will like the pairing of spiced pumpkin butter and latte. ☕
Is Pumpkin Spread the Same as Pumpkin Butter?
In a way, pumpkin butter is the same as pumpkin spread because it’s creamy and perfectly spreadable.
However, it’s likely that you’ll also find pumpkin spreads in the market with additional ingredients compared to the simpler pumpkin butter.
FAQ About Pumpkin Butter
Where to buy pumpkin butter?
Can you can pumpkin butter?
The National Center for Home Food Preservation does not recommend canning pumpkin butter at home. I suggest that you just store your pumpkin butter in a jar and refrigerate it instead.
Can you freeze pumpkin butter?
How long does pumpkin butter last?
Pumpkin butter can last between to 3 to 6 months, depending on the preparation and storage.
- Gather the ingredients for your pumpkin spice butter.
- Beat butter and pumpkin puree using the stand mixer's paddle attachment for 30 seconds on low speed. Then, increase to medium speed and mix for another 20 seconds until smooth.
- Add the brown sugar and mix.
- Add the spices and mix.
- Store your whipped pumpkin spice butter in an airtight jar or roll it into a log. (Check the recipe notes for this.) Enjoy!
- To roll the butter into a log, scoop out the whipped butter and place it in the center of a parchment paper. Fold one end of the parchment paper over the whipped butter and push back on the butter with a bowl scraper, using your other hand to hold the paper down.
- Roll the butter away from you into a cylindrical shape. Then, hold the edges of the paper and twist them in opposite directions to tighten the wrapper of your butter log. Chill your pumpkin spice butter until firm.
- Don't have a stand mixer? No problem! You can just whip the pumpkin puree and butter with a silicone spatula for a minute or two.
* This recipe was originally published on 11/2013 by Jaclyn. Notes and photos were updated on 10/2023.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6193Total Fat: 369gSaturated Fat: 230gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 120gCholesterol: 975mgSodium: 279mgCarbohydrates: 756gFiber: 14gSugar: 725gProtein: 10g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.
Fall is not just for baking. It’s also the best time to fall in love with the art of making compound butter at home!
With this 5-minute pumpkin spice butter recipe, you can take everything you love in a pumpkin pie and put it in a creamy whipped spread with just a few simple ingredients.
This compound butter might be the makeover your favorite bread needs this fall.
But more than a spread, this spiced pumpkin butter is also ready for Thanksgiving because you can use it in savory dishes like salads, pork chops, pasta, and sweet potatoes.
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