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Cranberry Butter

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Grab an extra bag of cranberries this week and make this incredibly simple and ridiculously delicious Cranberry Butter. It’s great to have on hand, especially when you need an quick and easy breakfast treat—or midday snack!–after a long day of cooking. It also makes the perfect hostess gift. We’re bringing back this old favorite so you can make a batch or two, or six!

 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

 
Need a quick, edible, last-minute gift? Have a few extra cranberries lying around? You’ve got to try this Cranberry Butter, a recipe from MissyDew (the woman who also blessed us with That’s the Best Frosting I’ve Ever Had). I swear it’s magical. Even more magical than butter is on its own.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

You only need four things: fresh cranberries, honey, an orange, and a pound of softened butter. Because you probably haven’t used enough butter this month.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

First give the cranberries a chop.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

Stick them in a bowl with the butter.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

Add the honey.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

Get out your trusty zester and get all the zest you can off that orange. Don’t have a zester? It’s probably not too late to ask Santa for one. Although you might want to spell out “Microplane” for him, just so he can get it right. He’s getting old, you know.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

There. Everything’s in the bowl. That took, what, 5 minutes?

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

Give it a good stir.

(Or more realistically, stir until you realize your butter isn’t as soft as you thought. Dump it into a larger bowl, buzz it with an electric mixer, and return it to the smaller, prettier bowl like nothing happened.)

Now, please don’t make the mistake that I made. Once I made this, I was dying to schmear it on something, but I realized, with actual horror, that I didn’t have a single thing to spread it on in my house. We were even out of bread that day. I almost put it on a tortilla because I was desperate, but I did the same thing that any of you might have done—I put a big glob of it on my finger and popped it in my mouth. Talk about a burst of sweet, citrus-y, buttery goodness.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

When I came to my senses and actually bought some bread, I discovered this Cranberry Butter will turn even the humblest piece of toast into an $8 piece of room service toast at a four-star hotel. You could also put it on pancakes, waffles, muffins, scones, chubby baby cheeks, and even popcorn,.

C’mon, I know I’m not the only one who has cannablistic tendencies toward cute babies.

By the way, I’ve had it melted over popcorn. It’s divine.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member MissyDew.

 
 
 
This spread would be great on so many baked goods here at Tasty Kitchen, but here are a few that caught my eye. And may keep me from eating the whole bowl with my fingers.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cranberry Butter. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate.Clockwise from top left: Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins from HowSweetEats, Gingerbread Waffles from emily {onelovelylife}, White Chocolate Cranberry Scones from crobbins (there is a slew of cranberry scone recipes on TK!), Carrot Cake Pancakes from multiplydelicious, and Double Ginger Scones from angpritch.

 
 
 
Thanks MissyDew for a fantastic recipe!

 
 

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Cranberry Butter

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I love this during the holidays. I first received some as a gift in a jar and enjoyed every bit of it, especially on toast or on homemade rolls or lefse. Make some for yourself and some to share with others.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Butter, Softened To Room Temperature
  • ½ cups Chopped Fresh Cranberries
  • ½ cups Honey
  • 1 whole Orange (just The Zest)

Preparation Instructions

Such an easy recipe, it’s easy to adjust the ingredients to your personal taste. Want more orange flavor? Zest another orange! Want it less sweet? Reduce the amount of honey. Make it your own!

Combine softened butter, chopped fresh cranberries, honey to taste (about 1/2 cup) and the ZEST ONLY of one orange. Mix until well blended.

You’ll need to store this in the refrigerator.

 
 
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Be sure to check out Natalie’s own beautiful food blog, Perrys’ Plate, where you can see her growing collection of lovely recipes. There’s always something new to see there. Go visit now!

 
 

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Looks Delicious! Peanut Butter and Honey Trail Mix Bars

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It is easy this time of year to slip into some not-so-healthy food choices. As the holidays approach, the abundance of sweet treats and more occasions upon which to eat them can get the better of us. We see this with the recipe submissions here on Tasty Kitchen these days. Pumpkin baked goods everywhere! And let’s not even mention the Halloween candy we’ve been noshing on the last few days, except to say we need to get it out of the house as soon as possible.

Even though the time for Thanksgiving desserts and Christmas cookies is just around the corner, we can keep some healthy snacks on hand to keep ourselves honest. These Peanut Butter and Honey Trail Mix Bars from TK member Katrina, have all the good stuff—ahem, chocolate—to satisfy that craving for sweetness without the guilt. They’re nutty and sweet and perfect as an afternoon snack or even breakfast on the go.

Hope you enjoy!

 

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Looks Delicious! Loaded Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Loaded Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, submitted by TK member Karrie of Tasty Ever After)

There’s a crispness in the air lately! Fall is in full swing. In fact, it’s almost time to turn back the clocks, at which time we’ll really want to hibernate in the evening and eat warm, comforting things! It might be all soup, all the time around here for awhile.

We’re especially smitten with nice, hearty seasonal soups like this Loaded Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup from TK member Karrie. It’s mostly veggie, but feels plenty satisfying when topped with pancetta and pepper jack. A little sour cream and green onion, and it’s perfect!

We hope you enjoy! And if you have a favorite soup of the moment, tell us in the comments. We’re all ears!

 

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Looks Delicious! Turkey Chorizo Hatch Chili

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Chili season is in full force, folks. It’s classic weekend football-watching food or an easy, satisfying weeknight meal. I am always excited to find a new chili recipe to try. It gives me an excuse to make chili more often! A good white chicken chili is a nice change from the more common chili con carne, and veggie chili offers a tasty, healthy alternative, too.

This Turkey Chorizo Hatch Chili from TK member Lauren is going straight into my chili lineup. It’s a hearty but healthy recipe with Mexican flavors and delicious, slightly spicy chorizo, one of my favorite ingredients. If you can’t find turkey chorizo at your store, feel free to use regular chorizo. Just make sure you are buying Mexican chorizo. Spanish chorizo has quite a different flavor. If you can’t find chorizo at all, you can always make your own! Here’s a recipe for Homemade Mexican-style Chorizo from Tasty Kitchen member Rebecca. Just use ground turkey instead of ground pork, and you’re ready to go!

Hope you enjoy this flavorful chili. If you have a clever way to change up chili or a favorite recipe, share it in the comments!

 

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Looks Delicious! Butternut Squash Lentil Soup

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It’s that time of year when my soup pot starts getting a workout. Just about every cool fall day, what sounds the absolute best is a hearty, comforting bowl of soup. It’s so easy to get it simmering and then put a quick salad together and throw some bread in the oven. I have also […]

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