I love pumpkin butter, but don't love the all-day factor, for making it. I took the method I used to make my 5 minute stove-top jam, and make a pumpkin-apple jam (or you can call it, butter) in under half an hour! 


This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled! Enjoy on ice cream, toast, sandwiches … you name it!

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup brown sugar (you can add more, if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon bourbon (I used Jim Beam Black, Double Aged)

In a sauce pan, whisk together pumpkin, juice, brown sugar (you can add more if you want it sweeter) and spices. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Ready to eat now; or remove from heat and allow to cool completely, then add the bourbon (Add 2 Tablespoons if you double the recipe; about 1 if you make a small batch). The alcohol just allows the mixture to not spoil quickly, but can be omitted. Pour into jars then refrigerate.

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