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Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter in a jar with a small spoon close up.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter

Tamara Andersen
Creamy Instant Pot Spiced Pumpkin Butter tickles your tongue with the traditional warm spices and a burst of flavor from the double-ginger duo of fresh minced ginger and ginger beer!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Pressure Release and Purée 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Other
Cuisine American
Servings 5 cups
Calories 35 kcal


  • 1 small pumpkin see notes, halved and interior scraped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted if necessary
  • cup maple syrup
  • cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 fresh cinnamon sticks *see notes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon tsp cloves
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 12 oz ginger beer *see notes


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees (375 convection). Brush cut sides of pumpkin with the oil. Roast until tender when pierced with a fork (about 30-40 minutes).
  • Scoop the flesh from the pumpkin skin into the pressure cooker using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pressure cooker.
  • Cook 10 minutes under pressure.
  • Do a natural release for 10 minutes (meaning allow it to sit undisturbed). Release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove cinnamon sticks.
  • Using an immersion blender, puree the pumpkin butter until very smooth.
  • Store in jars or zip bags in the refrigerator (1-2 weeks) or freeze for later use. Enjoy on toast, pancakes, etc. or add to a fall cocktail for a special treat!


I use a sugar pumpkin (typically 4-5 pounds) that easily yields about 6 cups. Precision isn't super important, but you want about 5-6 cups.
Removing the skin is the most difficult part of breaking down a pumpkin. I leave the skin intact, scrape the seeds and hairy stuff from the interior, brush with coconut oil, and roast.
If your cinnamon sticks don't smell intensely of cinnamon, they're not fresh. Add 1 or 2 extra.
Ginger beer is available in alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. Ginger ale isn't really a great substitute if you love the flavor of ginger as it is more subtle. Ginger beer (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions) are gluten-free, but be sure to check the label. For more info...
Calorie count is taken from commercial pumpkin butter, and is approximate only.
Try mixing in with yogurt, topping granola, on pancakes and French toast, etc.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 35kcal
Keyword fresh pumpkin butter, homemade condiments, homemade pumpkin butter recipe, Instant Pot pumpkin butter, roasted pumpkin butter, spiced pumpkin butter
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