pumpkin butter on white background with mini pumpkins
pumpkin butter in container with mini pumpkins

Pumpkin Butter is a seasonal treat that I used to love and look forward to every year. Being AIP, store bought Pumpkin Butter is out of the question because it’s usually made with refined white sugar. This Pumpkin Butter recipe is homemade but low maintenance because it’s made in the slow cooker. It also uses apples and honey to sweeten it, naturally. 

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My son loves all things fruit and this spread is no exception. I keep trying to give him slices of apple to dip but he ends up just licking the Pumpkin Butter right off the apple. He will eat this Pumpkin Butter by the spoonful! I’m glad our family can participate in this fun fall treat. I’m also glad that it’s just a little bit healthier than what you would find in the stores.

close up of pumpkin butter on white background

Growing up I used to top a bagel or slice of toast with my Pumpkin Butter. If you can tolerate nuts (AIP Reintroduction) then you may be able to find some gluten free bread or bagels. If you are strict AIP, this tastes great with apples, plantain or cassava chips or crackers.

If you’re looking for Apple Butter, check out my slow cooker recipe here. It’s equally as easy and delicious as thePumpkin Butter recipe.

apple slice dipped in pumpkin butter with pumpkin in background

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Simply AIP is a monthly box that includes taste-tested, carefully curated AIP-friendly items. Their mission is to help make life simpler for other women living with an autoimmune condition so that they can focus on healing.

The boxes include:

  • Grab-and-go snacks that you can eat on the run
  • Sweet treats that help you resist the sugar cravings
  • AIP pantry staples with recipes that save you time in thekitchen
  • Self-care enhancers to further your healing journey

It’s a great way to be introduced to new AIP safe snacks on a monthly basis. I also love the idea of food being delivered to my door without the hassle of having to read every item and check each ingredient.

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This giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States who have reached the age of majority at the time of the contest in the state in which they reside. No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway will run from Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 12:01am to end on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 11:59pm. Winner is chosen at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to respond. If not, a new winner will be chosen. Winner’s name will be displayed on Rafflecopter widget. Email address will never be given out to any third party or anyone for that matter.

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apple slice in container of pumpkin butter

Pumpkin Butter

This Pumpkin Butter recipe is just like your favorite store brought brand but made with only 6 ingredients. That means it’s a much healthier fall treat. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), and paleo diets.

  • Author: Beth
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 1/2 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups


1 1/2 (15 ounces) cans or 2 1/2 cups Pumpkin Purée (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 cup Honey

2 cups Apple, diced (about 1 large apple, no peeling necessary)

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/4 teaspoon Salt


Place all ingredients and stir until well combined.

Cook on high for 4 hours.

To prevent scorching, sticking and burning, stir every 90 minutes.

Transfer to bowl to cool completely before covering (make sure it’s airtight) and store in refrigerator.


You’ll need a slow cooker to make this recipe.

pumpkin butter on white background with mini pumpkins

If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

20 replies
  1. Angelica
    Angelica says:

    Oh my gosh, can’t wait to make this! Prior to AIP I used to can apple butter and give it away for the holidays. I honestly haven’t tried To recreate it since, this recipe is the perfect excuse! Would love to smother my cassava flour biscuits with it. Apple and pumpkin go so well together! My fave AIP snack is plantain chips with sardines or salmon.

  2. Linda Szymoniak
    Linda Szymoniak says:

    This is new for me so I haven’t really tried anything to have a favorite. Hopefully I’ll win the box and have that chance!

  3. Cassandra
    Cassandra says:

    I have been on AIP for about 5 months and I don’t eat many snacks, but so enjoy plantain chips and Epic bars when I am away and when we travelled last month. I would so love to win the box and find some more options. Also going to make this pumpkin butter. New to your site and can’t wait to look around and try out recipes!

    • Beth
      Beth says:

      Hi Cassandra, welcome to the community! I’m love plantain chips as well. The ones from sprouts are my favorite. I’m so glad you found my site. I hope you like the recipes. Please come back and leave me comments about the ones you try!


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