Gifts from the Kitchen, Holiday Butters & Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip


Some elves dropped by and helped make some quick and easy flavored butters for you to enjoy or to give as a gift, plus a sweet and savory Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip.

pumpkin pecan dip

We really enjoyed this dip on Thanksgiving and it’s super simple to make.   The bacon is optional, but everything’s better with bacon right?  It really compliments the pumpkin, but this dip is equally good without it.


Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 8 oz Butter Pecan Spread* [Williams Sonoma]
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 oz. low fat cream cheese softened
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled [optional]
  • *make your own Butter Pecan Spread or Maple Pecan Butter by combining
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 T maple syrup [Butter Pecan recommended]
  • 1 T brown sugar


  • Combine and enjoy with crackers, pretzels or crudities. Flip crackers by Nabisco are really good!  Can be made ahead
Keyword butter pecan pumpkin dip, fall dip, Thanksgiving, turkey dip

Flavored butters are such a treat to have, and they are so simple to make.  Try this Maple Pecan Butter on your breakfast pancakes or french toast for a real treat~

maple pecan butter

Softened butter, chopped pecans and good maple syrup…

maple pecan butter


Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, condiment
Cuisine American


  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup [Michele’s Butter Pecan recommended]
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • Place butter into a shallow bowl and add pecans and syrup.  Mash well with a fork to combine.
Keyword flavored butter, maple pecan butter, Thanksgiving

Cranberry butter is so colorful for the holiday season.  Just take a little of your favorite homemade cranberry sauce [not the canned kind] and mix it with some softened unsalted butter.  Add walnuts if you want some crunch.

cranberry butter


Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, condiment
Cuisine American


  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 T homemade cranberry sauce [or good quality jarred not canned]
  • 1/8 cup chopped walnuts [optional]


  • Mash together with a fork.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings [sugar, salt, more cranberry]  if necessary.
  • Add walnuts if desired. Makes 1/2 cup
Keyword Cranberry butter, flavored butter, holiday butter, Thanksgiving
cranberry sauce butter

I hope you enjoy jazzing up your butter and this pumpkin pecan dip!


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4 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Holiday Butters & Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip”
  1. The butters and dip sound great Jenna and I love your festive turkey presentation:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Your compound butters sound wonderful Jenna! Love your adorable pretzel turkey dip! I bet it was gobbled up 🙂

  3. Jenna, your butters and dips are wonderful and so pretty. Each one of them are great but the Maple Pecan Butter is amazing – I can just imagine this on pancakes and toast – yum!! Your photos are gorgeous too.
    Terri henkels

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