Fresh Cranberry Butter Recipe with Orange and Vanilla

I am so excited to see fresh cranberries back in the grocery store. I ran out of the ones I put in the freezer about 4 months ago and have been craving them ever since! This fresh cranberry butter recipe is perfect on holiday rolls or on your morning bagel. It is incredibly easy to make and almost as tasty as my blackberry honey butter. Don’t you just love the combination of orange and cranberries?

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When you see fresh cranberries in the grocery store this fall, buy lots of them. Especially buy lots of them as soon as they go on clearance after the holidays. The freeze incredibly well and all you have to do is toss the whole bag right in the freezer. No washing, no cooking, nothing. Just freeze. Then, when you want to make cranberry recipes in April, you will have plenty of them for this fresh cranberry butter recipe!

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You really don’t need too many special tools or ingredients to make this fresh cranberry butter recipe. You will need to get a microplane zester. It takes only a few minutes to remove all the zest from an orange when you use one of those handy tools. The only other thing you might want is vanilla bean paste. Personally, I much prefer it over plain vanilla but either will work just fine. However, the vanilla bean paste actually has little flecks of vanilla bean in it which gives it a nicer visual appeal. Here is the very simple recipe that will make your breakfast table stand out this holiday season!

Fresh Cranberry Butter Recipe with Orange and Vanilla

Fresh Cranberry Butter Recipe with Orange and Vanilla

Yields 1 cup

Fresh Cranberry Butter Recipe with Orange and Vanilla

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened to room temperature
  • 4 to 5 TBSP honey
  • 3/4 cup cranberries, chopped
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  1. Beat butter on high until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat until mixed
  3. Spoon into jars with lids and refrigerate up to 2 weeks. Make sure to remove and let stand at room temp for an hour or so before you need to use it.
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Nutrition

Calories

2068 cal

Fat

184 g

Carbs

115 g

Protein

4 g
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. Desiree Lopez says:
    I absolutely adore orange and cranberry flavors together. I would love to make this butter recipe and try it on a cranberry bagel. That seems like the perfect way to start a morning off deliciously!
  2. Fall means some of my favorite flavors are in season and Cranberry tops the list. I agree this would be great on a toasted bagel.
  3. What a delicious way to top fresh biscuits or a warm slice of homemade bread. I bet this flavor combination is fantastic!
  4. I bet this is amazing! I love cranberries so I'm going to try this!
  5. Oh. My. YUM!! What an absolutely delicious and clever recipe. My family is vegan and I know I can make this with our vegan spread. This is a definite addition to our Thanksgiving table.

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