Cranberry Honey Butter
Cranberry Honey Butter is made from whipped butter sweetened with honey and cranberries and is packed with fall flavors. It’s perfect served on all kinds of bread! And is an absolutely gorgeous addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts!
Now that Halloween is over can I admit that it my least favorite holiday. I’m not creative when it comes to thinking of costumes. I don’t like to spend money buying store bought costumes, I don’t love wasting time sewing costumes that never seem to turn out the way they look in my head. Then when I finally conjure something up for my poor children to wear I’m supposed to take them around and encourage them to ask for candy that we don’t need. What? Let’s just say I’m not a fan!
Thanksgiving on the other hand, I love this holiday. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It’s an excuse to eat way too much delicious food. And it gives me a chance to reiterate the importance of being grateful. Family, gratitude, and food…I can get behind this so much easier than getting behind costumes and give me more candy.
This year my friends Meghan from Cake ‘n Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. This is like a virtual potluck with twenty bloggers bringing Thanksgiving recipes to share. I decided to bring my Cranberry Honey Butter to the party. It’s one of those dishes that anyone can make, regardless of skill level in the kitchen and people always rant and rave about it. Whether you are making rolls for Thanksgiving, or just bringing the butter and jam, you need to bring Cranberry Honey Butter along! I mean let’s face it, rolls just aren’t the same without being slathered in cranberry honey butter!
Cranberry Honey Butter – Instructions
Whip butter until it’s light and fluffy, about two minutes.
Add canned cranberry sauce, or homemade cranberry sauce if you have it.
Be as creative as you want and add other flavor enhancers if you want. Orange zest and orange extract, vanilla extract, and cinnamon are all delicious.
Whip everything together for about 2-3 minutes. It will look a separated at first. Keep going and it will come together.
Cranberry Honey Butter – how to use it
Cranberry Honey Butter will store in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Take it out of the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature before serving.
My family uses it in place of butter and jam.
One of my favorite things about using it for Thanksgiving, or other meals for that matter, is I don’t have to have butter and jam since it’s all together. It’s one less thing to fit on an already crowded table.
- ½ c. butter, room temperature
- ¼ c. honey
- ¼ c. cranberry sauce
- OPTIONAL ADD INS (I recommend choosing one of the following to enhance the flavor)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp orange extract, and 1 tsp orange zest
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Whip butter until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add honey, cranberry sauce, and add in of your choice.
- Continue to whip until completely mixed, light, and fluffy.
Check out these recipes other bloggers shared at our Blogsgiving party!
Ginger Pumpkin Beer Shandy by Feast + West
glühwein/mulled wine by Tag&Tibby
White Chocolate Pumpkin Martini by The Culinary Compass
Apple Ginger Punch by The Little Epicurean
Cheesy brussels sprouts dip by Living Well Kitchen
Sun Dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Spread by Life’s Ambrosia
Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts by Cake ‘n Knife
Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Ginger Soup by The Secret Ingredient Is
Brussels Sprout Salad with Farro and Walnuts by Sugar Dish Me
Sheet Pan Carrot Soup by Macheesmo
Kale + butternut squash mac and cheese by Family Food on the Table
Twice Baked Parmesan Butternut Squash by A Mind Full Mom
Twice The Onion Green Bean Casserole by Melanie Makes
Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole by Dash of Herbs
Easy Corn Casserole by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Cranberry Honey Butter by Little Dairy on the Prairie
Butternut Squash Lasagna by Hello Little Home
Beer-Brined Stuffed Turkey Loin by Beer Girl Cooks
Roasted Mushroom Pot Pie by The Cookie Writer
Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge by Around My Family Table
Carrot Cake by bell’alimento
Praline Pumpkin Upside Down Cake by The Speckled Palate
Roasted Banana Pecan Cheesecake by Lady Behind The Curtain
Chai-Spiced Apple Crumble Blondies by The Crumby Cupcake
Pecan Pie Crumble Bars by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Pecan Pie Milkshake by Brunch-n-Bites