CRANBERRY BUTTER — Fresh cranberries, honey, cinnamon and orange zest are mixed with softened butter to make this delightful spread for bread, rolls, biscuits and more.
Over the summer, I tried a recipe for strawberry butter. I was pretty much in strawberry heaven. So when I came across a recipe for Cranberry Butter, I had high hopes. I was not disappointed.
In fact, I could be in serious trouble if I keep making butters that are good enough to eat by the spoonful.
So easy and quite tasty!! It is so lovely looking. I am going to make jars of this, and some Cinnamon Swirl Bread to give away to neighbors and clients at Christmas!! ~ Rachel
We love spreading this cranberry butter over toast, and especially English muffins, because all that sweet and tart buttery goodness melts right into the nooks and crannies.
It’s also delicious on muffins, pancakes or waffles. And I think I mentioned that it’s pretty tasty straight from the spoon!
You do want to keep this butter refrigerated, but it’s best served at room temperature, so remember to set it out on the counter at least 30 minutes before you plan to use it.
I find it works well to store it in small containers, such as four ounce Mason jars. Then you can bring a small amount to room temperature and you don’t have to worry about taking the whole batch in and out of the refrigerator.
It goes without saying that this is the perfect way to use up those leftover fresh cranberries that always seem to be hanging around during holiday cooking and baking season.
This Cranberry Butter also makes a fabulous (not to mention quick and easy) neighbor gift for the holidays. That is, if you can resist eating it all yourself!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Cranberry Butter
- Produce: fresh cranberries, oranges
Fresh cranberries, honey, cinnamon and orange zest are mixed with softened butter to make this delightful spread.
- 1 pound (2 cups) butter, softened
- 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Zest of one medium orange
- Using an electric mixer, whip butter until light and fluffy. Mix in remaining ingredients until everything is well combined.
- Store in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g
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Prudy | butter, basil, and breadcrumbs
Beautifully brilliant. I’m making this for me, and I’m making it to share. Love this… <3
Stephanie @ PlainChicken
I LOVE flavored butters. This would be perfect for Thanksgiving.
Ohhhhhhh – now doesn’t that look good. Will definitely have to make this- the family will love it.
this is gorgeous, my daughter loves anything pink and would gobble this up!
I’ve always wanted to try to make a flavored butter. this one sounds great!
this flavored butter looks a lot like a flavored butter cream frosting. it has the same ingredients as a buttercream would…butter, flavor of some sort, powdered sugar.
Ally @ Om Nom Ally
This looks so scrumptious 😀 I really wish we had fresh cranberries here in Australia, I would make this in a heartbeat!
Thanks Ally! I wish you had fresh cranberries too!
How many jars does this make?
Janel, it made 4-5 of the small jars you see in the picture.
How long does it keep in the fridge after you make it? Did you seal the ball jars?
So easy and quite tasty!! It is so lovely looking. I am going to make jars of this, and some Cinnamon Swirl Bread to give away to neighbors and clients at Christmas!! Thank you for the recipe! Now I can’t wait until strawberries are in season again so I can try that Strawberry Butter recipe… 🙂