Apple-Pumpkin “Butter”


Pumpkin butter

I get so excited when think about fall cooking!  Pumpkin is one of the first things that comes to mind when we think of fall flavors, and I try to add this lovely, healthy ingredient in anywhere I can! My Apple-Pumpkin “Butter” is in fact butter-less, yet it’s also rich and delicious! 

Yes, there’s a bit of honey (a bit is fine – I promise), and it’s mixed with a fruit and a vegetable!  Did I mention how yummy it is?  This “butter” is not only great on bread for breakfast, you can also spread it on a sandwich with turkey for lunch.  It’ll be the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving sandwich made from your leftovers!


  • 2/3 cup roughly chopped, peeled apple
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt


Makes approximately 2/3 cup

Add 1/4 cup water to the apple in a small, covered pot.  Cook over low heat until the apple is soft, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the apple, and on a cutting board or in a small bowl, use a small fork to mash it into a puree. Then return it to the pot and add the pumpkin, cinnamon, and honey.  Mix and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so.  Season to taste with salt.

An additional note:

It’s a great idea to make a few times the recipe to have on hand — it keeps for a few weeks in the refrigerator.