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Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Frosting

This Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Frosting makes the perfect frosting for all of your Fall baked desserts! It's even delicious on crackers and right from a spoon.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 127kcal
Author Jenny
Cost 5


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter divided
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 pound bag powdered sugar plus 2 cups


  • Place 2 sticks of butter into a small saucepan over medium low heat. Once butter is melted, swirl pan occasionally checking color. Once butter is browned, it will smell nutty and be a deep golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool completely to room temperature.
  • Place remaining stick of softened butter into stand mixer, beating until creamy. Slowly beat in browned butter until combined. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and slowly add powdered sugar until thick and desired consistency. You can add tablespoons of milk to thin if desired.
  • Store in an airtight container until ready to frost.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg