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Deliciously Orange Pumpkin Butter

Almost as popular as apple butter, this pumpkin butter can be used on everything from pancakes, English muffins, breakfast muffins, toast or as a dip for fresh fruit for the kiddoes. Any way you decide to use this lively flavored "butter", be sure to add a small bowl of it to your well-laden Holiday table this year.


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 (29-ounce)can pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Deliciously Orange Pumpkin Butter Directions

  1. Add orange juice and marmalade to a medium saucepan and whisk well. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, continuing to whisk a couple times. When boiling, remove from heat to cool slightly.
  2. Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until as smooth as possible.
  3. Transfer back into original saucepan with remainder of ingredients and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Place lid on askew and reduce heat to low. Simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened slightly. Remove from heat to cool before transferring to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until completely chilled.