This festive spread is perfect for holiday or everyday use.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir boiling water and cranberries together in a bowl; steep for 5 minutes. Drain and chop cranberries.

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  • Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy; add confectioners' sugar and cranberries. Mix well.

Cook's Note:

For a stiffer spread, cover and chill until needed.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 4.5g 2% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 82.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2018
I really wanted to like this but it was nothing special. Herbed butters are much more flavorful. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2013
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2014
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2016
The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly but something was not right. I used the dried cranberries you can buy from the store. Since that didn't work the second attempt I used whole fresh cranberries and followed the same directions. I used a mini food processor type gadget to chop the cranberries which worked well. I did not use as much sugar because I did not want it too sweet. (I figured I could add more sugar after I tasted it.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2017
You might want to double this recipe. Very good!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2018
A great Holiday spread! I didn't add any sugar because the I doubled up on the cranberries and they had enough sweetness already. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2018
I really wanted to like this but it was nothing special. Herbed butters are much more flavorful. Read More