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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?


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    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.

    2. 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.

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        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.

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