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Cranberry Butter #TasteCreations

Welcome to December's Taste Creations! We are sharing cranberry delights with you this month and I am eager to get started. I am sharing Cranberry Butter, which I am very excited about since it started with my homemade cranberry sauce.

To make my cranberry sauce, I boil a bag of cranberries with a cup of sugar and two tablespoons of water, and a pinch of salt, for 15 minutes. I love listening to cranberries pop, so this is one of my holiday pleasures!  The sauce will seem thin when you are finished but it thickens up when it cools. You can do some fancy stuff with it, like add 2 T brandy instead of the water, or 2 T orange juice.  Some people like cinnamon in theirs, and I know at least one person who puts salt and pepper in it. Mine is just the simple version.

Now to make the butter.

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Cranberry Butter

Cranberry Butter

A delicious and easy way to use the leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. Delicious on toast, biscuits, and pancakes, or anything else that you want to give a little cranberry pizazz.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M


  • 1/4 prepared cranberry sauce
  • 8 oz softened butter


How to cook Cranberry Butter

  1. Whip the butter in a mixing bowl until butter is smooth.
  2. Add cranberry sauce and whip until combined.
  3. Place into a small bowl and refrigerate until set.
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Check out the other recipes for cranberries that are being shared today!

Lauren from Mom Home Guide made Cranberry Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Rosemary from An Italian in my Kitchen made Almond Cranberry Cake

Nikki from Tikkido made Soft Cranberry Cookies.

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  1. Yum! I love to add cranberry butter to my biscuits and scones. I just wish cranberries were available all year! :)

  2. This looks amazing! I love cranberries, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this butter. I'm excited to try these other cranberry recipes as well.

  3. Such a smart way to use up the leftover cranberry sauce. I bet this is such a flavorful butter!

  4. I'm intrigued! Cranberry butter, it sounds like it would taste good, but I've never heard of it before now. (Rena)

  5. oh wow this is such a great way to incorporate two of the big things we always have left over on after thanksgiving ha! YUM!

  6. I was just explaining to my cousin on Thanksgiving what is and how to make compound butter. I have a bag of cranberries and an orange in my fridge to make sauce so I will definitely put some of the sauce aside to make your cranberry butter. Yum

  7. I love fresh cranberry sauce, but haven't tried cranberry butter. I think I will love it!

  8. I never thought to make a sweet butter like this, but I love butter and I love cranberry, so this combo is right up my alley! I cannot wait to try it on my biscuits soon!

  9. That would be delicious on just about everything! Biscuits, toast, crackers - I could find a bunch of ways to use it.

  10. Chef Dennis2:15 AM

    This Cranberry Butter looks really scrumptious! I will definitely make this for my wife and kids. I'm sure they'll love this

  11. I had cranberry sauce before, but I don't think I've ever had cranberry butter. Will try that. Bet it's good too.


  12. I love cranberries, but I don't ever recall cooking with them. This butter sounds amazing though and the other featured cranberry recipes look delicious as well.

  13. I've never actually heard of cranberry butter before. Nice to see it's so simple to make. I will definitely be trying this out soon.

  14. Cranberry butter - genius! I love all things cranberry and love butter but never thought to compare them!

  15. I never heard of cranberry butter before. What a unique and inventive recipe! It looks perfect on a warm bun.

  16. This is a great idea for the holidays! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  17. My mouth is watering as I read this. I love the idea of cranberry butter. Perfect colors for the holiday season.

  18. I want to slather this cranberry butter all over every vaguely bread like product around! YUM!

  19. I will definitely make this! I love cranberry flavor, and love making recipes using fresh cranberry!

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