Nancy's Pumpkin Butter Recipe -
Nancy's Pumpkin Butter Recipe
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Nancy's Pumpkin Butter

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"A smooth, easy to make spread that's great on hot rolls."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    12 hrs 40 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat margarine for 30 seconds, or until creamy. Gradually blend in the pumpkin, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Cover and chill overnight. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes for easier spreading.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2006

OK,this really is quite good and is served in a restaurant here in Holland,MI. What you have to do is mix the softened butter and pumpkin together. Yes, it's curdled. Now put it in the microwave to soften the butter (this only takes a few seconds), and then take a fork and whip it. If the curdling is not gone after whipping, put it back in the microwave and whip again. Now, add your spices. Beat and then put in the frig to harden. You can always take it out to reach room temp if you prefer...and add ground pecans to it, too.More spices if you prefer.I used brown sugar instead of XXX sugar and only enough to lighly sweeten.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 05, 2004

I didn't like the way this mixed up. It didn't seem smooth enough. It tasted okay, but the look and texture left a lot to be desired.


13 Ratings

Oct 08, 2008

It's very bland as written. No flavour. So, after tasting it I needed to double the spices and I added 1 Tsp of pumpkin pie spice and also used 1/2 C. of sugar total. It doesn't look very nice either. The margarine separated and it gave a curdle look. Look at my pic as it's very noticable. Apperance and taste is not very appetizing.

Oct 25, 2003

Tastey! Used up some leftover canned pumpkin along with Country Crock margarine and it tasted yummy. The only down side was that it does not look very appetizing, looks similar to hummus. However, I will make this again to spread on toast and bagels !

Nov 07, 2004

The taste of this butter is okay but it does not look appetizing. It seemed to curdle. My coworkers wouldn't even try it due to the appearance.

Feb 24, 2007

I was disappointed by this recipe. I was expecting a more flavourful and sweeter "honey butter" type spread but this didn't seem to have much of a taste at all unfortunately.

Nov 09, 2005

We really enjoyed this butter on toast, muffins, English muffins, pancakes, ...

Nov 02, 2005

Simple to make, yummy on fresh bread or pumpkin muffins. Could use some more spices.


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  • Calories
  • 61 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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