Fall Recipes, Sweets, Vegan Food

5-Ingredient Pumpkin Sauce



This 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Sauce is going to be your best fall hack. Requiring just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make, I know you will love it! Its silky, pourable, spreadable, sweet and perfectly spiced with warming pumpkin pie spice. I can think of 100 ways to use this, but I’ll list a few favourites below!

How to use this pumpkin sauce:

  • Drizzled on Pumpkin Pie Vegan French Toast
  • Warmed up, poured over vanilla ice-cream
  • Spread thickly on homemade bread
  • As the base for a pumpkin spice latte
  • Added to pancake batter for easy pumpkin pancakes

I mean, the list could go on. You can use this as a pumpkin base for so many things… cookies, cake, frosting, etc. I recommend matching a batch of this now and then you’ll have it for alllll the fall things in October! It also lasts a while in the fridge and makes a cute homemade gift for someone special! It tastes heavenly and honestly makes your whole kitchen smell like fall. I can’t think of anything better!

What you’ll need:

Like I said, this recipe only requires 5 ingredients, so here’s what you’ll need!

  1. canned pumpkin puree
  2. water
  3. sugar (white and brown both work)
  4. pumpkin pie spice
  5. vanilla extract

That’s it! All you do is add it all to a pot, stir until the sugar and pumpkin dissolves in the water, then simmer on a low-medium heat until it thickens sightly and turns a deep amber colour, and you’re good to go! Let it cool and add it to an airtight jar or container to use for the many fall recipes to come.

If you make this 5-ingredient pumpkin sauce, make sure to leave a rating and review, and snap a quick pic to share on instagram (don’t forget to tag me @itslivb so I can see it!)

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5-Ingredient Pumpkin Sauce

  • Author: Liv B
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 1 3/4 cups 1x


A silky, pourable, spreadable pumpkin sauce that has endless uses! Stir some into coffee, add to French toast batter, drizzle over a stack of pancakes or spread on toast.



  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add all ingredients to a pot on medium heat. Whisk vigorously until combined and dissolved in the water.
  2. Bring to a light simmer, then reduce heat to low and cover. Dont let it simmer too high or it will burn to the bottom. Simmer low about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened and dark amber in colour.
  3. Let cool slightly before adding to a jar or airtight container. Store in the fridge.


  1. We live far from a Trader Joe’s where we originally got a pumpkin spread like this that we had loved so we were so excited to find this! Liv is our go-to for desserts in particular!!

  2. What about storing it? Does it need to be refrigerated? Would love to give this as a gift, but not sure if it needs to be refrigerated before and after gift giving?

    • yes, it does need to be refrigerated! Unless you are super experienced with sanitizing and canning, maybe you can do it properly to not be refrigerated, but I am not haha!!

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