Muirhead Pumpkin Pecan Butter

Posted By Jura on December 12, 2008

SPICE UP YOUR BAGEL! The best pumpkin butter on the market!  Really!  Available at the Williams-Sonoma store and online at  On the website you’ll find other delicious butters, dressings, and sauces.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Made With Muirhead Butter

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Made With Muirhead Butter

Muirhead of Ringoes, New Jersey, a producer of specialty foods makes a prize-winning Pecan Pumpkin Butter that melts in your mouth and bursts into unbelievably fabulous flavor!  

Is this pumpkin or something from another planet?  The texture of the butter is very nice with just barely some pieces of pecans interspersed through the butter – not huge chunks of pecans, just some grains that meld into the butter.  It is a perfect spread on bagels, toast, pancakes and as a filling for pies. 

The butter is all natural: just pumpkin, pecans, lemon juice, spices, and sugar.  No fillers.   Recipes for pumpkin pie are included on the lid of the jar.  The pumpkin pies listed “look” delicious.  This butter is a very good filling for the pie, but you will need 2 jars of the butter for them. 

Ringoes' Star

Ringoes' Star

Fruit butter is a very American invention, whereas marmalade and jam have been made in Europe for hundreds of years. The butter is made from cooked fruits (or vegetables) which are heated and sieved to a fine pulp, then cooked on high heat again to a consistency of soft butter.  Pumpkin is especially good for this process because the pumpkin meat cooks into a consistency that is perfect for butter. This is one reason that pumpkin pie became an American staple with the pilgrims.

So – go ahead – try it on your toast or bagel and you’ll be back at the store for more! Bon Appetit!

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One Response to “Muirhead Pumpkin Pecan Butter”

  1. Thanks Jura, especially for all the history and context. Another great user review! ;)

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