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Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Butter

Traditional pumpkin butter gets a twist from dark chocolate. Perfect for breakfast OR dessert.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Desserts, Easy Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings



  • 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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Keywords: Breakfast, comfort food, dessert, fall, pumpkin, pumpkin butter, pumpkin puree, sweet