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Pumpkin Butter Candle 🎃 it is SO cute and good. You can just add butter and call it a day BUT I wanted to use the pumpkin meat to not waste and it was epic! I know that it can be intimidating to make, but trust me just follow the steps and you will have your beautiful pumpkin butter candle. If you liked this recipe, check out my Bone Marrow Butter Candle!

Why You’ll Love Pumpkin Butter Candle

Besides being absolutely GORGEOUS, it is delicious, creative and easy to make. If you want to wow your guests at your next get together or dinner party, you have to make this beauty. Serve it with toasted bread on the side and you are ready to go.

pumpkin butter candle

How To Prepare Pumpkin Butter Candle

🎃 First, cut the top off your pumpkin and hollow out as much as you can. Save the seeds to roast too.

🥘 Secondly, preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes. Add 2 tbsp butter, the garlic and sage leaf. Sauté on medium for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.

🌶 Then, add in the pumpkin meat, sauté for 8-9 minutes until soft. Add in the spices, peppers and maple syrup. Cool together 3-4 more minutes. Let it cool.

🧈 Process the room temperature butter with the pumpkin until smooth.

❄️ Lastly, fill your pumpkin with the butter, add in your wick and let sit in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or freezer for 15 minutes.

🧡 Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

  1. There aren’t really substitutions for this recipe, but you can take out the pumpkin meat if you are not a fan.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Use a food grade wick, like hemp so it doesn’t affect the taste. To turn it off just place the pumpkin over it like you would a regular candle!

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Common Questions

What can I use instead of pumpkin meat?

You can use bone marrow, or just leave the pumpkin meat out.

Where do you get food grade wicks?

I get my food grade wick from Amazon.

Pumpkin Butter Candle

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Freezing Time 15 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Pumpkin Butter Candle 🎃 it is SO cute and good. You can just add butter and call it a day BUT I wanted to use the pumpkin meat to not waste and it was epic! I know that it can be intimidating to make, but trust me just follow the steps and you will have your beautiful pumpkin butter candle.

Ingredients 

  • 10-12 oz unsalted butter, depending on your pumpkin size
  • 1 pumpkin, mini
  • 1 sage leaf, large
  • 1 garlic clove, large, smashed
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • salt, just a pinch
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers

Directions 

  • First, cut the top off your pumpkin and hollow out as much as you can. Save the seeds to roast too.
  • Secondly, preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes. Add 2 tbsp butter, the garlic and sage leaf. Sauté on medium for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Then, add in the pumpkin meat, sauté for 8-9 minutes until soft. Add in the spices, peppers and maple syrup. Cool together 3-4 more minutes. Let it cool.
  • Process the room temperature butter with the pumpkin until smooth.
  • Lastly, fill your pumpkin with the butter, add in your wick and let sit in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 58g, Saturated Fat: 37g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 152mg, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 1193mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 30791IU, Vitamin C: 31mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Butter
Cuisine: American

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