Apple Pumpkin Butter Toast

Apple Pumpkin Butter

  • Author: Lauren Kenson
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 pints 1x
  • Category: Sweets, Sauces, Spreads
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Easy real food recipe for Apple Pumpkin Butter! Slowly simmered on the stove top until thick, sweet, and steeped in warm fall spices. We love it spread on toast or stirred into yogurt.



  • 2 c canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ c maple syrup
  • c light brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of salt


  1. COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS & SIMMER: Combine all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pot, mix until well combined. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a low boil. When bubbles begin to form and sputter, stir and turn down heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 50 – 60 minutes, stir often. Let cool and then transfer to a tightly lidded jar to refrigerate for a week or more.


I find that using a splatter screen (also called splatter guard) placed loosely on top of the pot is helpful to prevent sputtering. The mixture will be very hot. To avoid getting burned, use an oven-mitt while stirring with a long-handled spatula or whisk.


  • Serving Size: 1 tbs