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Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter | 21 Day Fix | Weight Watchers

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter | 21 Day Fix | Weight Watchers

Welcome, pumpkin lovers! If you’re here, it’s because you’re probably looking for a healthier version of pumpkin butter – most likely, you’re looking for a recipe you can enjoy on the 21 Day Fix or Weight Watchers. Most pumpkin butters are loaded with sugar, and I think you’ll enjoy today’s lighter version as an alternative. Plus, you can make this in your slow cooker! This Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter recipe is the perfect way to stay on-track with healthy eating and still feel like you’re indulging in a treat.

What is pumpkin butter?

Pumpkin butter doesn’t have any butter in it. Rather, it’s a spread made from pumpkin that can be used in place of butter for things like toast, or pancakes (see below for even more uses). If you’ve never made or had pumpkin butter before, it’s closer to jam than butter in its consistency. If you’ve ever had apple butter before, this is very similar.

What can pumpkin butter be used for?

There are so many ways to eat pumpkin butter! Use it as a topping for toast, pancakes (like these pumpkin protein pancakes), French toast, or waffles. Use it as a dip for fruit (apples go well with it). It’s also a great mix-in for yogurt or oatmeal. Add a spoonful (or two!) to a baked sweet potato (yum) or even spoon over protein (pork would be a good match).

Another idea is to use as a sandwich spread. This would be fantastic with some cranberries and turkey on some whole wheat bread!

It’s also a fun gift idea. Make small batches and wrap them up in cute mason jars and gift to friends and family for the holidays, or just as appreciation gift.

Can I have Pumpkin Butter on the 21 Day Fix? What is the container count?

Sometimes. It depends on the pumpkin butter! Many recipes, and most store-bought versions, are loaded with sugar. This recipe is sweetened with maple syrup and apple juice, both of which are approved on the Fix. The serving size I’m suggesting is 1/4 cup. That maple syrup works out to 1 1/2 teaspoons per serving, and the apple juice just a small amount more. 100% apple juice is a treat swap on the Fix. Pumpkin puree, as you probably know, is a purple.

Because of the maple syrup and apple juice, I am calling this a treat swap. 

Can I have Pumpkin Butter on Weight Watchers?

Yes, you can have pumpkin butter on Weight Watchers. You would need to calculate the points based on the recipe. Some of the recipes are really high in points because of the sugar. This recipe uses maple syrup as a sweetener, which is also high in points! However, a serving size is 1/4 cup – and that works out to only 2 points per serving, across all plans.

Making Pumpkin Butter in the Crock Pot

This recipe calls for a combination of pumpkin puree, apple juice, lemon, maple syrup, pumpkin pies spice, and salt. The ready beauty of this recipe is that you can let all the ingredients meld in your crock pot. Your house will smell amazing! You’ll want to stir it periodically as its cooking. For a thinner texture, leave it in longer. For a thicker texture, take it out early. You’ll want to eyeball it and turn off the slow cooker when it feels ready.

This recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have any, you can make your own (it’s easy!) with this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter | 21 Day Fix | Weight Watchers

Created By Carrie
This Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter recipe is a lower-sugar version of traditional pumpkin butter recipes. It's perfect for the 21 Day Fix and Weight Watchers. You'll love making this in your slow cooker - there are so many ways to eat it!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 53 kcal


  • 29 oz pumpkin puree {large can)
  • 3/4 c 100% apple juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and stit until combined. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. You may need to adjust the cooking time for the thickness you want, so keep an eye on it.
  • Cool slightly before moving to airtight glass containers. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.


One serving size is 1/4 cup.
21 Day Fix Container Counts: purple treat swap
Weight Watchers Points
Purple plan: 2 points
Green plan: 2 points
Blue plan: 2 points
Have you made this recipe? Take a picture and share on Instagram or Facebook and tag @carrieelleblog! 


Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 41mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 7997IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 21 Day Fix, appetizer, party, pumpkin, side dish, Weight Watchers, ww
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I bought a pumpkin butter at a road-side stand in GA (sugar free) and I’m very excited to use it, but I want to make sure I stay within my WW points. So far I’m seeing it as a replacement for regular butter, which is great, so I think the first thing I’ll make are pancakes!! I already have a WW recipe that I made and froze in individual freezer bags, so these will be a hit I’m sure!!! Next, I will definitely make it home made 🙂

This recipe seems to be a showstopper. ;-))

Is this pumpkin butter freezeable or can I store it by waterbath canning?
How long will it last in the fridge?
I use homemade pumpkin puree, because I can´t get the canned stuff here.

Thank you for the recipe and greetz from germany, where pumpkin butter is absolutely unknown.


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