This recipe for quick & easy homemade Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter uses a few really simple ingredients (like pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and maple syrup) to make a delicious topping for desserts of breakfasts. Close copycat of the Trader Joe’s version!
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Yay for new Instant Pot recipes! It’s been a few months since I stretched my pressure cooker legs. I’ve been working hard to have a complete freezer clean-out over the past month or so, which has meant no freezer meal prepping (for now). I’m hoping to get back into the game in a month or so.
For now, I’ve got a fun fall recipe that is just as tasty as it is easy. Growing up, I was a huge fan of apple butter. If it could be served for breakfast, I would probably be willing to put some apple butter on it – it really does go with everything. So, imagine my delight when we found a jar of pumpkin butter on a recent Trader Joe’s trip. It’s incredible! Pumpkin butter is a pumpkin spread that tastes more like pumpkin pie than pumpkin puree. It has all of those favorite spices you love, a sweet note, and a really rich pumpkin flavor that’s almost concentrated.
So I absolutely had to recreate this recipe at home a couple of weeks ago. As it turns out, it is so easy to make a homemade version! I think this copycat recipe is incredibly close to what we found at the store. It’s so simple to whip up too – if you have 5 minutes and a few very common ingredients, you can make this in any pressure cooker (like the Instant Pot – this is my model).
Here’s your recipe!
- 15oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- ¼ cup apple juice
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp cloves
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Mix all ingredients in your pressure cooker.
- Set Instant Pot for manual, 5 minutes. Once the cook cycle is over, release pressure after 5 minutes. Stir well (including mixture cooked to bottom of the pan; it should mix in well).
- Can be served immediately; best if cooled in the fridge overnight to allow flavors to mix.
Hope you enjoy this one, guys! You can find my other Instant Pot recipes here.
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