Made with just 5 ingredients, this Whipped Pumpkin Butter is a fantastic condiment and a great way to take muffins, pancakes, and cornbread up another level.
A little slather of this on a piece of brown sugar cornbread is amazing!
Easy Pumpkin Whipped Butter Recipe
Are you ready to take all your fall baked goods to the next level? In this easy pumpkin whipped butter, we turn regular salted butter into sweet, creamy, and fluffy pumpkin pie flavored butter. It’s rich, sweet, and is just fantastic spread on pumpkin biscuits and pumpkin pancakes.
This whipped pumpkin butter is great for gift-giving too! You can easily transfer it to a cute little jar with a ribbon or bow, add a nice note, and you have the perfect edible gift for friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Homemade edible gifts are wonderful when you’re not quite sure what to give or just want to make someone’s day a little sweeter.
All you need is 5 ingredients to make this pumpkin whipped butter:
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Butter – Make sure it’s room temperature for smooth blending. I used salted butter. If you use unsalted butter, you’ll need to add a pinch of salt to the recipe.
- Pumpkin pie filling – Adds the pumpkin flavor and contributes to the creamy texture once blended.
- Maple syrup – For sweetness and that fall maple flavor. Use pure maple syrup for best results.
- Vanilla – Just a touch for added flavor.
- Pumpkin pie spice – A bit of warm flavor to balance out the sweetness. Use our pumpkin pie spice recipe or buy it at the store.
How to Make Whipped Butter
Making whipped butter is super easy in just a couple steps.
(Don’t miss the printable recipe card below for all the details.)
- Beat butter. Beat the softened butter until light and fluffy.
- Add remaining ingredients. Add in the rest of the ingredients and beat until combined. Continue whipping until soft and creamy, being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Use as desired. Spoon into a ramekin or glass jars. Use as desired.
Tips for Success
If this is your first time making whipped butter, here are a couple things to keep in mind.
- Salted vs Unsalted butter. Both salted and unsalted butter can be used. I wrote this recipe for salted butter but I’ve used both. If you use unsalted butter, add in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt a little at a time as salt is a must for bringing out the best flavor.
- Use softened butter. Before whipping, bring the butter to room temperature. It shouldn’t be cold and hard as a rock but not melted either. Room temperature butter whips up super nice and creamy!
You can use whipped butter on anything you would use regular butter on, when you want to give a sweet pumpkin or maple flavor. A few of my favorite ways to enjoy this pumpkin whipped butter include:
- Spread on a slice of cinnamon swirl bread
- Smeared on pumpkin pancakes
- On homemade cornbread
- On a baked sweet potato
- Melted on Fall Roasted Vegetables
Whipped butter also makes a great gift, so sometimes I’ll just put it in a cute little jar with a ribbon and gift to my friends and family – though I always save at least one jar for the house!
- At room temperature. You can keep your whipped butter at room temperature for up to 2 days, as long as it’s covered and out of direct sunlight.
- In the fridge. It will also last for up to 10 days in the fridge. Enjoy it chilled or bring to room temperature before using.
- In the freezer. Or you can even freeze it for up to 2 months, just make sure it’s in a freezer-safe container. Thaw in the fridge.
More Flavored Butter Recipes:
Whipped Pumpkin Butter
- 8 ounces (1 cup) butter , softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup pumpkin pie filling
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- For serving: so good on spice muffins, pumpkin pancakes, cornbread, or on top of a baked sweet potato!
- Place the butter in a mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add in all the other ingredients and beat until combined and smooth.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat again until perfectly thick and fluffy, 1 to 2 more minutes.
- Use as desired. Enjoy on pancakes, toast, or muffins. Also great for gifting in jars with a little ribbon.