Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Warp-Speed because you make it in the microwave - no all-day cooking for this spicy-sweet spread! My kids like to put it on their toast, and pretend they're having pumpkin pie for breakfast! It does taste like pumpkin pie filling, and makes a wonderful hostess gift. Make sure your recipient puts this right into the refrigerator! NOTE: Don't try to "home can" this. It's hard to get the dense-textured pumpkin hot enough in the center to assure it has processed properly, and from what I've seen, the USDA recommends against it. Just make a small batch up when you want to give someone a treat! Microwave times are approximate, as ovens vary.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine everything except the canned pumpkin in a microwaveable one quart bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, then stir.
  4. Mix in the pumpkin well, and microwave on high 5 minutes longer.
  5. It should be bubbly.
  6. Put into clean, sterilized jars for gift-giving, or into other clean, airtight containers for home use.
  7. Let cool slightly, then refrigerate.
  8. This will keep several weeks in refrigerator or can be frozen for longer storage.
  9. This cannot be kept in your pantry- must be refrigerated or frozen.


Most Helpful

wow! just made this - only a third. i used 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 3 tablespoons of splenda, 2 tbs water, and 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. then i microwaved all of that for 2 minutes and its perfect! thanks!!!

chungry1 October 22, 2008

This is my FAVORITE recipe for pumpkin butter. I started making this last year when I decided to cut back on my beloved (high fat and calorie) peanut butter. I spread this nice and THICK on a piece of toast and eat it for breakfast every morning, and I never get tired of it. I make mine slightly spicier than the recipe by rounding the little teaspoonsful instead of scraping them flat. Delicious stuff.

Erin R. October 09, 2008

Made this as a gift and got lots of raves. Very fast and easy. I had some pumpkin pie spice open so I used 1 1/2 tsp of that plus the cloves.

WindLass November 11, 2006

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