Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Butter

One of the things I see a lot of when October rolls around is recipes for pumpkin butter.  After a few years of seeing the recipes, but never actually trying it,  I decided to give it a shot.  You will find many of the traditional ingredients in this recipe that you find in many other pumpkin butter recipes but in the spirit of the belief that “chocolate makes everything better”, I add a bit of dark chocolate for a twist.  The result is a butter with all the tastes of fall that also happens to be perfect for breakfast or dessert.

I want to thank everyone for participating in the Le Creuset Giveaway last week. And thank you for all of your kind words about the anniversary. While I wish I had an “in” with Le Creuset so I could give each of you one of the French ovens unfortunately I could only choose one winner. I’ve contacted the winner via email and once I have confirmed that the email address is valid and I am able to ship to them, I’ll post the winner on the giveaway post.

I really do appreciate each and every one of you and while you might not win the giveaway, this dark chocolate pumpkin butter might help you feel a bit better.

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Makes 2 cups Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract



Combine all ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a slight boil. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until butter thickens.


Allow to cool to room temperature, spread on toast, crackers or use as a dip for fruit. Store any leftovers in a covered container for up to a week.



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  • Reply
    Karen Albro
    October 25, 2011 at 9:45 am

    This looks good!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    October 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Oh… this sounds perfect for the fall. Ok, it sounds perfect for anytime because I’m with you, chocolate makes everything taste better!

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    Tattoo Momma
    October 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Had never thought of but it sounds like a nice fall morning treat for the Momma.

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