Quick Cranberry Butter Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Cranberry Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Quick Cranberry Butter

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"This festive spread is perfect for holiday or everyday use."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Stir boiling water and cranberries together in a bowl; steep for 5 minutes. Drain and chop cranberries.
  2. Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy; add confectioners' sugar and cranberries. Mix well.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • For a stiffer spread, cover and chill until needed.

Reviews More Reviews

Nov 30, 2013

Delicious! I made this for Thanksgiving, but didn't have a pretty container to serve it out of. I put the butter in my decorator kit and used the biggest tip to make individual servings. There is a great balance of tart and sweet to this butter that was wonderful on warm dinner rolls. Quick and easy to make - and would be great on a scone. Thanks Booksie B for sharing your recipe. I'm making up another batch just to have at our house.

Dec 23, 2013

This is a wonderful toast spread. Make sure you really cream the butter first, then add the sugar and cream again, before you add the chopped hydrated cranberries. Make sure the cranberries are cooled, too. I've made this hurriedly and regretted it. The warm cranberries made the butter separate and not look good. When done carefully, this is pretty and scrumptious enough for gift giving with a loaf of fresh bread.


7 Ratings

Sep 22, 2013

This was fantastic; the slightly tart cranberries provided a nice balance to the sweet flavors. I served it at brunch with scones and muffins and received a lot of compliments. Thanks for sharing Booksie B, I will use this recipe often!

Dec 05, 2014

This is very tasty. I thought it was going to taste like icing with the powdered sugar, but it really just tastes like a flavored butter. I used leftover orange cranberry sauce. It worked well and I highly recommend. I just made 2 servings to try it first. Going to test it tommorrow on a toasted cranberry oatmeal bagel. ty

Jan 19, 2014

Everyone loved this! We used it on French bread at a dinner party and everyone on loved it. The left over we used it on pancakes the next day and it was great. Thanks.

Apr 16, 2015

When I saw this recipe I immediately sent it to my mom - we're both cranberry lovers. Her comment:"It is great! After it has been mixed for a day the flavour is really noticeable. Thanks for the recipe - it is a keeper." She said it's very easy to make and has been putting it on dutch rusk (kind of like dry toast, for those that are unfamiliar with rusk), and says it's wonderful. Forget just making this in the holiday season - any time is good!

Jan 04, 2015

I like this recipe, but added an extra tablespoon of cranberries and a teaspoon of orange zest


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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