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Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter takes less than 15 minutes to make and is a delicious fall recipe that combines fresh pumpkin, apple juice, molasses and spices. It is perfect served on toast, biscuits and even over granola.

upclose of pumpkin butter

To me, Fall just screams everything pumpkin. From freshly cooked pumpkin crepes in the morning to an afternoon bourbon pumpkin cake cocktail in the evening, you cannot do Fall with pumpkin.

pumpkin butter in a bowl

That is why you need to add this pumpkin butter to your recipe box. It is the perfect combination of sweet and savory with just enough of a spice to it. It’s truly the comfort food we need for fall.

The thing I love most about this recipe (aside from the taste) is that it is super easy to make! You just need 7 ingredients and an Instant Pot to make it!

pumpkin butter in a bowl on a table

What is pumpkin butter?

Pumpkin butter is a spread that is made using a combination of fresh pumpkin, apple juice, and a few spices to give it a bold and savory flavor. It’s a seasonal favorite you’ll often find sold in-stores but once you learn to make it at home, you’ll never want the store bought stuff again!

What you’ll need:

  • Pumpkin, peeled and diced (you can use mini pumpkins)
  • Apple juice
  • Molasses
  • Sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Instant Pot
  • Immersion Blender (regular blender will work too)

Note: You can use ⅓ Cup brown sugar instead of using molasses and white sugar.

cut up pumpkin in a bowl

How To Make Pumpkin Butter In The Instant Pot

  1. Wash, peel and dice your fresh pumpkin.
  2. Next, place the pumpkin, apple juice, molasses, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and valve and set on high pressure for 12 minutes.
  3. With the help of an immersion blender or potato masher, combine everything together.
  4. Seal in an airtight container and store in the fridge or enjoy right away.
pumpkin and spices in Instant Pot

How to Make Pumpkin Butter In The Slow Cooker:

  1. Wash, peel and dice your fresh pumpkin.
  2. Next, place the pumpkin, apple juice, molasses, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt into the slow cooker and set on low for 6 hours. Cook, stirring every 2 hours until the pumpkin is soft.
  3. With the help of an immersion blender or potato masher, combine everything together.
  4. Seal in an airtight container and store in the fridge or enjoy right away.
upclose of pumpkin butter in bowl

How to Freeze Pumpkin Butter:

You can keep freshly made pumpkin butter in the fridge for 2-3 weeks as long as you keep in an airtight container.

If you wish to keep it fresher longer, you can freeze pumpkin butter by sticking it in an airtight, freezer baggie or freezer safe container. It will last up to 12 months frozen.

When you want to unthaw, remove and stick in the fridge to unthaw slowly. You can also set it on the counter to unthaw and then stick it in the fridge.

bowl of pumpkin butter on table

How to Warm Pumpkin Butter In The Microwave:

Sometimes I like to heat up my pumpkin butter until it is warm (it also makes the house smell divine). You can do this by sticking it in a microwave safe container and microwave in 10 second increments. Stir in between (for a total of about 20 seconds). Be careful to not burn it.

You can then spread it on toast, crackers or even just eat it by the spoonful.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter

Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter takes less than 15 minutes to make and is a delicious fall recipe that combines fresh pumpkin, apple juice, molasses and spices. It is perfect served on toast, biscuits and even over granola.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • ½ Cup apple juice
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and dice your fresh pumpkin.
  2. Next, place the pumpkin, apple juice, molasses, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and valve and set on high pressure for 12 minutes.
  3. With the help of an immersion blender or potato masher, combine everything together.
  4. Seal in an airtight container and store in the fridge or enjoy right away.

Notes

This pumpkin butter is freezer friendly! So you can make a large batch and keep it frozen to have on hand at all times.

You can use ⅓ cup brown sugar instead of using molasses and white sugar.

This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups which is about 12 servings at 2 tablespoons each.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: Makes About 12 Servings (2 Tablespoons Each) Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consultant with a registered dietitian for dietary advice.

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