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Can you recommend a brand of Pumpkin butter?

Radha2009 Jan 4, 2013 01:07 PM

I have just discovered pumpkin butter (not pumpkin seed butter) on the internet. I am in love with pumpkin and would love to try it.
There are so many different brands.
Have you tried it and if so which brand do you recommend?


  1. HillJ Jan 5, 2013 06:39 AM

    If you'd rather not wait until next season to purchase a commercial brand (and the two mentioned I've enjoyed swirled in plain Greek yogurt) then make your own. It's incredibly easy.

    1. thelittlemiller Jan 5, 2013 05:58 AM

      I received some Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter as a gift and it was good - not nearly as sweet as I would have expected, with a fair amount of spice to it.

      In the fall I regularly buy Clearbrook Farms' pumpkin butter (available at my Whole Foods, not sure if it's regional). It's often on sale at my WF, but quite good, IMO. It's got a nice, pure, pumpkin-y flavor.

      Personally, I'm not a huge fan of TJ's pumpkin butter. A bit sweet for me. I do, however, like their Cranberry Apple Butter and Fig Butter.



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      1. re: thelittlemiller
        Radha2009 Jan 5, 2013 06:17 AM

        Thanks. This is very helpful.
        William Sonoma also has a pecan maple Pumpkin butter but it is seasonal.
        So I have got to wait until next fall in order to try it.

      2. j
        j. marie Jan 4, 2013 07:10 PM

        I recently picked up a jar of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter and thought it was very good. Very pumpkin-y, not overly sweet, and with a nice blend of spices.

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        1. re: j. marie
          orthorunner Jan 4, 2013 07:30 PM

          I too was pleasantly surprised with Trader Joe's pumpkin butter. While it is definitely more sweet and jammy than most apple or pear butter, it had a more complex flavor than expected with the spicing. (some clove/allspice type flavors)

          1. re: orthorunner
            Radha2009 Jan 5, 2013 05:29 AM

            Thanks. I called TJ few days ago and they told me that Pumpkin butter was seasonal.
            Some brands have it available all year round.

            1. re: Radha2009
              j. marie Jan 5, 2013 09:48 AM

              Some TJ stores may still have some. I found mine right before New Year's at the Edgewater, NJ store, so it's possible that one of the NYC stores still has some in stock. I don't know if it's possible to call the individual stores and find out.

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