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Cranberry Butter

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Cranberry butter is easy to make.

Today starts another one of my favorite weeks – Cranberry Week! I have five delicious recipes using cranberry, in different forms, on tap for the week. Up first is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make, cranberry butter. Once again, while looking through one of the many folders my Mom had of recipes, I found this one hand written on a piece of notebook paper. There are only 4 ingredients, all of which I had on hand. I keep dried cranberries in my pantry because I use them a lot. I especially like to toss a few into my salad. One of my family’s favorite recipes using dried cranberries is Apple Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze.

If you’re hosting a brunch gathering offering cranberry butter is a thoughtful touch. I often like to have a selection of butters and cream cheese varieties for guests to use on toast, muffins, bagels, pancakes or waffles. As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life so that’s why I like to make more than one butter for guest. My whipped pumpkin spice honey butter is another nice choice. Cranberry and lime are a nice flavor combination and this cranberry butter would be delicious on my Key lime muffins with Key lime glaze.

If your butter is at room temperature you can easily mix in the cranberries and honey. I like adding a bit of salt just to bring out the flavors. Additional chopped cranberries on the top of the butter not only look pretty but let people know it’s cranberry butter. Store butter in the refrigerator but take out so it softens prior to use.

Be sure to check out today’s cranberry week recipes below.

Cranberry Butter

Cranberry Butter

Yield: ½ cup
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Cranberry butter comes together easily and is perfect on muffins, bagels, and more.


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Whip up cranberry butter for your next holiday brunch.


See all the other cranberry creations being shared as we kick off Cranberry week today – follow #cranberryweek to see all the delicious recipes:


Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

This is the perfect sweet spread for people who love buttered bread with jam. Now they need just your creative spread for almost the same taste experience...and it's even table sugar free!

Cindy Gordon

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

I love this idea! Especially this time of the year! I can't wait to try this!


Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

I make this exact butter every year for our Thanksgiving table! So perfect for the fall!

Heidy L. McCallum

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Yes, yes, and YES!! This cranberry butter would go perfectly on my morning bagels. I love cranberries! You have my full attention here. Pinning for later.


Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

I love flavored butters. This cranberry version is perfect for Fall entertaining!

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