5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

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This 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter is absolutely addicting and a fall pumpkin recipe staple for us because it makes the perfect ingredient for fall baked goods, main dish recipes and even morning toast! 

This 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter is absolutely addicting and a fall pumpkin recipe staple for us because it makes the perfect ingredient for fall baked goods, main dish recipes and even morning toast! | THE LOVE NERDS

TASTY SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN BUTTER THAT ONLY REQUIRES 5 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS!

My husband, Liam and I are the only ones in my immediate family that like pumpkin. It would be an understatement that I did not grow up on pumpkin anything. My first introduction to pumpkin? Seasoned and roasted pumpkin seeds in middle school, followed by the glorious pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. They made me love pumpkin so much that I became the crazy woman that buys huge cans of pumpkin so I can make a ton of pumpkin recipes all fall long – and often times, all year long!

This 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter is absolutely addicting and a fall pumpkin recipe staple for us because it makes the perfect ingredient for fall baked goods, main dish recipes and even morning toast! | THE LOVE NERDS

My homemade apple butter has always been such a hit with my family and with all of you that I thought making a slow cooker pumpkin butter recipe might go over well, too! The best part is that this recipe is even simpler and faster to make then my apple butter recipe because I start with easy canned pumpkin puree. However, you can always start with fresh pumpkin if you desire and cook it down like you do with apples. That is way too much work for me, though!

Pumpkin butter has a fabulous dark caramelized color with a sweet and spicy flavor. It’s thick, flavorful and makes the house smell amazing!

This 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter is absolutely addicting and a fall pumpkin recipe staple for us because it makes the perfect ingredient for fall baked goods, main dish recipes and even morning toast! | THE LOVE NERDS

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN BUTTER:

Making pumpkin butter is one of the simplest slow cooker recipes! You add everything into the slow cooker, stir well and then just let it cook. Stir occasionally to check in on how it’s cooking and ensure it doesn’t scorch on the sides. Easy peasy!

When done, you can add to mason jars and refrigerate for at least a month or you can go through the canning process to make it last longer. We never manage to keep it around for long since we use it so often for breakfast and recipes.

This 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter is absolutely addicting and a fall pumpkin recipe staple for us because it makes the perfect ingredient for fall baked goods, main dish recipes and even morning toast! | THE LOVE NERDS #pumpkinrecipe

OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE USING PUMPKIN BUTTER:

LET’S WHIP UP THIS TASTY FALL SPREAD – 5 INGREDIENT PUMPKIN BUTTER!

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins
 

This 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter is absolutely addicting and a fall pumpkin recipe staple for us because it makes the perfect ingredient for fall baked goods, main dish recipes and even morning toast! 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Author: Maggie @ The Love Nerds
Ingredients
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin (make sure it's not canned pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1-3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, start smaller and add more to your desired taste
  • ADD SMALL AMOUNTS OF WATER OR APPLE CIDER SLOWLY IF TOO THICK FOR YOU
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in crock-pot and stir to mix well.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours, stirring at least once an hour to avoid any burning on the sides. The mixture will thicken as it cooks and turns a dark caramelized color.

    If the spread is thicker than you desire, add small amounts of water or apple cider to the crock pot slowly until you reach desired consistency. 

  3. After it's done, refrigerate in sealed container or go through canning process. 

Comments

  1. Well, now I have an excuse to go to the store and buy more things pumpkin related!! The man has said I buy too much pumpkin, and I say, “Sacrilege! There is no such thing!” Thanks for the recipe!

  2. yum!!! I love apple butter, so I assume I would also like this!! :o) You’ve been featured today at Nap-Time Creations!!! I’ve shared it on all my social media… please feel free to reshare or tweet :o) thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! Emily

  3. Apple Butter is the only type of Jam/Jelly stuff we buy at our house. Definitely gonna have to try this one out. Thanks for sharing. <3 Kim

  4. You must be reading my mind! I have had crock pot pumpkin butter on the brain- thanks for delivering it to me in a nice neat package!

    • Thanks, Heidi! Thanks for stopping by! I just went over to like your Facebook page and look forward to getting to know you through your posts.

  5. Oh yum! I love apple butter, but I’ve never even thought of making pumpkin butter… and the fact that it’s made in the crock pot makes it even more appealing! Pinning to try after we go to the pumpkin patch!

  6. This sounds yummy! I’m going to have to give it a try! I think it would be great on pancakes. Thanks for sharing!

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