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Prep time: 10 min.

Cook time: 15 min.

Yield: almost 2 cups

This homemade pumpkin butter is perfumed with sweet spices. You can use store bought for your Pumpkin Challah, but it’s so easy to make and well worth it in flavor.


  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Place all ingredients, except vanilla, in a small pot. Cook on low flame for 14 minutes, stirring as necessary to avoid spluttering and scorching, until thickened.  Add vanilla, stir and continue cooking for about a minute. Adjust flavor and let cool thoroughly before storing in refrigerator.

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