While pumpkin spice is certainly all the rage, we like actual pumpkin, too! The real thing cannot be beat in our opinion, especially when its tastiness is concentrated into our Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter. Since the temperatures in Maine have finally begun to dip, we thought it was about time to share our Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter recipe with you.
You can use pumpkin butter as a sundae topping like I did (served with gluten-free ginger snaps seems extra festive), stirred into your morning coffee (!), as a topping for plain yogurt or oatmeal, or of course as a spread on toast. My son uses it as a dip for apple slices.
This recipe makes A LOT of pumpkin butter. Feel free to divide the recipe in half. I like to make a big batch and use it for gifts (it makes a perfect hostess gift for Thanksgiving, as well as a thoughtful teacher gift).