Pumpkin Apple Butter | Mostly Homemade Mom

Pumpkin Apple Butter

October 17, 2013
Chopped apple, pumpkin, apple juice, brown sugar, and spices simmer on the stove top to create this spread perfect for crackers or toast! 

What is it about fall that makes you feel so energized with getting in the kitchen and trying some new things? It can't be just me, people! I feel like other times of the year I'm really unmotivated to get in the kitchen, I just kind of want dinner to be done and on the table and move on with my life. Ha!

But this season, I don't know. It just magically turns me into a pinning fool of yummy dinners and treats I NEED to try. Don't get me started on all the cute/easy/adorable/etc. home decor I have come across, though. Last year I made a orange and black "boo" mini pennant banner for my entertainment center. 

Festive? Totally. Kid friendly? Try again. Took the thing down and laid it on the couch so I could find a container to keep it in with the rest of my holiday decorations. Somehow in the span of 5 minutes (less than that, really) the last "O" went missing and chocolate milk was splattered on the other letters. 

I can't totally blame the kids, either. I just don't have the overall energy to go out and find the stuff to make cute home decor. Food, though? Obviously, food motivates me. :)

This Pumpkin Apple Butter is a two-in-one recipe. You get a delicious dessert spread that combines the season's two best flavors. Put the rest into a jelly jar and you also have an amazing gift that any friend or family would love to have. 

Pumpkin Apple Butter
from Very Best Baking

15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 large apple, peeled and diced small
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Place all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Stir to combine well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for about 1 hour. Check to see if apples are soft, cook an additional 30 minutes if needed. Transfer to a small food processor and blend until smooth (I leave some chunks). Serve with crackers or with toast and butter. 

Seriously, you could sell this stuff it's that good! No wonder why they charge so much for it in the stores. :)

Here are some more of my favorite fall recipes:

Autumn Cheesecake Dip

Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies

I'm sharing this as part of our October's Recipe Round-Up. Want more Pumpkin Recipes???
   Kleinworth & Co.,Recipe Round-Up, recipe sharing, monthly recipe sharing blog round-up, blog party
  Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Copycat Recipe from Let's Dish Pumpkin Pie Martini from One Martini at a Time Slow Cooker Gingered Pumpkin Butter from Kleinworth & Co. Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip from In the Moment With Pumpkin Power Balls from Random-osity French Onion Soup in a Baked Pumpkin from Joyful Healthy Eats Harry Potter Inspired Drinks from Little by Little Pumpkin Apple Butter from Mostly-Homemade Mom Roasted Pumpkin Soup from Nap-Time Creations Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing from More Than Simple Living
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21 comments on "Pumpkin Apple Butter"
  1. Looks great!!!!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for joining me. I love having you participate.

  2. I love pumpkin recipes! These look great!! =)

  3. Thanks so much Gina! Great minds think alike on this one, haha! :)

  4. Thanks so much, Melissa!

  5. Love the combination of pumpkin and apples!

  6. My plan this winter is to make a lot of different apple butters. I'll have to add this one to my list to try.

  7. Nothing better than apple butter, unless of course you add pumpkin too it. Genius! A must try, pinning!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  8. Thanks so much for hosting another great party! I love the pumpkin and apple butter! YUM! I hope you have a FUN rest of your week! :)

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

  9. wow, pumpkin butter! Ihaven't eaten or made that yet.... I've seen a few recipes around though and they all look great, so I might have to give it a go :o) Great work on the recipe for this month. All the ideas were so great. I just love pumpkin!! I would love for you to come check out my soup if you haven't already :o) EMily@nap-timecreations

  10. I HAVE to try this! It sounds like such a great gift idea and so yummy!

  11. Hi Kelly,

    I just love your Pumpkin Apple Butter combination, can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Excellent! Can I sub apple juice for another juice maybe?

    I can't wait to do this!

  13. do you can the pumpkin apple butter? If not how long will it keep? Thank you can't wait to try it

  14. Sue, I'm sure you could can this but I've never canned anything before so I'm not the one to ask - ha! I just stored this in the fridge, I would say it would keep for a few months if it lasts that long. :)

  15. Hmm... apple cider maybe? If not, I think just water would be fine. Taste it when it's done to see if you need to add a bit more sugar.

  16. This sounds delicious. I am sure it will be delicious smeared on toast or pancakes.

  17. I can just imagine how amazing your house must have smelled making this recipe! Looks delicious!

  18. This post just makes me happy! I LOVE Fall! Pinned!

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  20. Great collection of fall recipes! Thanks!