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Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Butter

Adapted from Citronlimette and The Hungry Belgian

Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Butter ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #recipe

It’s starting to feel like autumn here finally … some years I’m kicking and screaming, not wanting to let go of summer, but this year, for some reason, I’m welcoming fall with open arms. The evening chill feels good, I’m happy to pull out my “keep my feet warm” socks and boots and set aside my flip flops, I’m content with the kids going back to school and the crunch of fallen leaves under my feet. And of course, I’m SO ready for all the wonderful fall foods: soup, homemade bread and apple and PUMPKIN everything.

So when I ran across a container of frozen pumpkin in my freezer and saw the beautiful pumpkin butter recipes from Citronlimette and The Hungry Belgian, I couldn’t help but create my own twist on it. I love the flavors of maple and amaretto with pumpkin, so I decided to try that in my pumpkin butter. I took a little jar to work along with some little slices of bread and had my friends sample it. They all liked it and gave me lots of suggestions for how to use it.

And of course I have some ideas of my own … 🙂

Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: A bit more than a quart of pumpkin butter

Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Butter


  • 30 oz. cooked pumpkin (or a 29-oz can)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup amaretto
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom


  1. Mix together all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until bubbly, then reduce heat to low/medium low and cook for about an hour or so (or until it thickens to a spreadable consistency), stirring several times.
  2. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.


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Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Butter ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #recipe

This recipe was shared at Tuesday’s TableTotally Tasty TuesdayThursday’s TreasuresThursday’s Favorite Things, Weekend Potluck, What to Do WeekendsSpooktacular Halloween Roundup and the Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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8 Responses

  1. Ann, your recipe looks amazingly good! I need to try it! Thanks Ann!

    September 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks for being my inspiration Marie! You’re awesome 🙂

      September 17, 2013 at 6:29 pm

  2. Oh my this sounds good! What a great combination of ingredients. Thank you for sharing your Maple Amaretto Pumpkin Butter with the Hearth and Soul hop.

    September 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

    • Ann

      Thanks April! I’m so glad you like it … thanks for hosting the fun bloghop 🙂

      September 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

  3. This sounds so delicious! And you’ve reminded me that I have some frozen pumpkin in my freezer to use up, so now I know what I’m going to make with it 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe, I love the addition of amaretto.

    I found your blog via the Hearth & Soul Blog Hop this week.

    September 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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  5. Wow. Awesome. THanks for the recipe. Have a great week////

    September 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  6. YUM! Looks delicious 🙂

    November 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm