Instant Pot pumpkin butter is the perfect fall and winter spread! We love it on biscuits, pancakes, and more. The Instant Pot makes it easy to both cook a pumpkin, and then turn the puree into delicious, sweet pumpkin butter!
This is day three of “week of the pumpkin” on the blog…I hope your pumpkin endurance is running out yet, because this recipe is both delicious and VERY easy!
Every year we make apple butter after going apple picking. We enjoy some right away, and then freeze the rest to enjoy throughout the year. This year, we never made it apple picking, so instead of apple butter on our biscuits this morning, we had pumpkin butter. A yummy twist on a family favorite.
(I’m still grieving a little, though, that we never made it to an orchard).
The process really is quite simple and only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. All you need to do is reduce the pumpkin puree and heat it with syrup and spices. I used the Sauté feature on my Instant Pot, but you could also use a pot on the stove.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter
I haven’t tried making pumpkin butter with canned pumpkin, because making fresh pumpkin puree has been so simple. I’m not sure how it would work, actually, but if you try this recipe with canned pumpkin, come back and let us know how it goes in the comments.
I use maple syrup to sweeten this pumpkin butter, but you could substitute a different natural sweetener if you prefer. I think even mixing in applesauce would work well! Usually when I make apple butter, I do not add any sweetener because the apples get so sweet on their own when they are cooked down. The pumpkin butter, though, benefits from just a little added sweetener since pumpkin is not naturally as sweet as apples.
How to cook a whole pumpkin in your Instant Pot (so easy!):
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- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2–1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- Cook and prepare your pumpkin puree in the Instant Pot.
- Combine 2 cups of pumpkin puree, the maple syrup, and spices in the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. Turn the Instant Pot on to Saute.
- Heat the pumpkin mixture on Saute, stirring frequently, until it is thickened and reduced by half. This will take about fifteen minutes.
- Transfer the pumpkin butter to a jar and keep in the fridge, or freeze until later.
This pumpkin butter is great on pancakes, bagels, toast…you get the picture.
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