Pumpkin-Apple Butter
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Pumpkin-Apple Butter

This version of pumpkin butter is lightened up with the addition of apples and raisins instead of some of the sugar.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: pumpkin butter
Servings: 25
Calories: 41kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup apple juice or cider
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin or other winter squash
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup natural apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or other liquid sweetener such as maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar or other sweetener to taste
  • pinch salt optional


  • Put the raisins in a medium-sized saucepan, and pour the apple juice over them. Heat on low until raisins plump up, adding water if they get dry. When they are plump, puree the raisins in the juice. (You may need to add a little water to do this; I used a hand blender and blended the pumpkin along with the raisins.)
  • Return the pureed raisins to the pan and add all remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about an hour. Makes about 3 cups.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.5g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Sodium: 1.8mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 7.9g