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Easy Whipped Cranberry Butter – Using Leftover Cranberry Sauce

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This Easy Whipped Cranberry Butter is so delicious and like the title says – EASY.  We all need those types of recipes especially at this time of the year.  I’m the only cranberry sauce eater in my house, so there’s always leftover cranberry sauce.  This is a simple way to use those leftovers up.

I love to spread it on freshly baked biscuits.  See more ideas and my favorite biscuit recipe below. 

Now is the time to start a Pinterest Board for the holidays.

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This is easily made also with canned cranberry sauce, but I like the kind with the berries for added flavor.  Are you a jellied or berry kind of person?  Even if you aren’t a cranberry sauce lover, I encourage you try this Easy Whipped Cranberry Butter, at least once.

The thing about flavored butters is they are so simple and normally just need a few ingredients, and you probably even already have these on hand.  They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or frozen for two months. 

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What you need to make this Easy Whipped Cranberry Butter

  • Salted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 orange
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Chopped Pecans – optional

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So Easy to Make this Whipped Cranberry Butter

After your butter is at room temperature, you can have this “whipped” up in about five minutes. 

  • 1 Cup Salted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 2/3 Cup Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans

Directions:

  • Place butter in mixing bowl.  I love using my stand mixer, but a hand mixer would work for this small batch.
  • Whip for about 2 – 3 minutes, or until you can tell it’s become a bit lighter and fluffier.
  • Add the orange zest and cranberry sauce.
  • Mix until it’s all incorporated.  The longer you mix, your cranberries will become smoother.
  • Stir in chopped pecans if you desire.

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Keep refrigerated.  Bring to room temperature, about 30 minutes, before serving. 

If frozen, place your container in the refrigerator overnight.

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Using Your Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Many make their own Cranberry Sauce, such as this Pear & Cranberry Sauce, so go ahead and use what you have.  If you have your favorite flavors, just think how adding it to butter makes it even better.

This is also one of those pretty butters which can impress your guests, but don’t tell them how easy it was.  Oh, go ahead and share this recipe.  Even have a small mason jar full of this with the recipe attached as a small hostess gift.

How to Eat Easy Whipped Butter with Cranberries

whipped cranberry butter my home and travels on biscuits

This Easy Whipped Cranberry Butter has a sweet but tangy taste. 

It’s unlimited on what to use it on but a few of my favorites:

Fresh hot biscuits – THIS RECIPE requiring 2 ingredients

Toast

Muffins – THIS SIMPLE RECIPE is a great one

On pancakes – add a little holiday flair to them

Spread on turkey sandwiches

On baked sweet potatoes

A few tips and hints:

Use real, salted butter.  I haven’t tried it with unsalted or other non-dairy types so I’m not sure how the taste would differ.  It’s worth a try though for you.

My favorite is Land O Lakes. 

If you have unsalted butter, add ½ teaspoon of salt, if desired.

For a smooth butter, use jellied cranberry sauce. 

Using your own chunky cranberry sauce, use a food processor or blender and pulse til you have the consistency you like.

Store in refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container.

Freeze in smaller portions to use later. 

Many people bring bagels into the office, so why not bring a bowl of this easy whipped cranberry butter to share.

I like the added crunch of chopped pecans.

Let me know if you try this and how you loved it.

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Easy Whipped Cranberry Butter - Using Leftover Cranberry Sauce

whipped cranberry butter my home and travels on biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. orange zest, optional
  • 2/3 Cup Cranberry Sauce
  • ¼ Cup chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

Place butter in mixing bowl.  I love using my stand mixer, but a hand mixer would work for this small batch.

Whip for about 2 – 3 minutes, or until you can tell it’s become a bit lighter and fluffier.

Add the orange zest and cranberry sauce.

Mix until it’s all incorporated. 

The longer you mix, your cranberries will becomes moother.

Stir in chopped pecans if you desire.

Refrigerate.

Notes

Bring to roomtemperature, about 30 minutes, before serving. 

If frozen, place your container in the refrigerator overnight.

Use real, salted butter.  I haven’t tried it with unsalted or other non-dairy types so I’m not sure how the taste would differ.  It’s worth a try though for you.

My favorite is Land OLakes. 

If you have unsalted butter, add ½ teaspoon of salt, if desired.

For a smooth butter, use jellied cranberry sauce. 

Using your own chunky cranberry sauce, use a food processor or blender and pulse til you have the consistency you like.

Store in refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container.

Freeze in smaller portions to use later. 

I like the added crunch of chopped pecans.

Many people bring bagels into the office, so why not bring a bowl of this cranberry butter to share.





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Happy Travels, 

Rosemary

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