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Cranberry Honey Butter

If you are traveling to a friend's or loved one's for the holidays, bring them something even better than a bottle of wine—this easy to whip up treat! —Arisa Cupp, Sherwood, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In a small bowl, beat all ingredients until blended. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Try these variations on dried cranberries with orange zest: dried cherries with lime zest, and dried blueberries with lemon zest.
  • If you replace the honey with maple syrup, this pairs perfectly with a stack of fluffy pancakes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 tablespoon: 75 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


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    • Foxycook
      Nov 23, 2020

      In prepping for Thanksgiving I made the butter a few days ahead of schedule. It was so easy to to prepare. I tried a tablespoon on fresh bread before having to put it away until TG. It is really good. I do however think it is too much orange rind. The orange over powered the other flavors. I will make it again, but I will use only 1 teaspoon of the rind. Since I used salted butter, I omitted the salt.

    • kaly_ab
      Nov 30, 2019

      Absolutely beautiful! I can see this being a year round butter in my kitchen.

    • bicktasw
      Nov 29, 2019

      My Nephew-in-Law makes homemade sourdough bread every year for the holidays ... when I saw this recipe I just had to try it! I followed the recipe exactly ..... and it was amazing!! The perfect compliment to Brandon's beautiful homemade bread! The cranberries add that special holiday touch. I will be making this again very soon for our Christmas meal as well as every holiday meal from now on .....

    • annrms
      Nov 21, 2019

      Delicious! I used 1/8 cup combo of regular and hot honey. I had a little left after packaging in decorative containers so I used it in my butternut/rutabaga mash. Wow!!!

    • ColGee
      Oct 13, 2019

      No comment left

    • pwirpio
      Mar 16, 2018

      Does anyone know if 24 servings is like a pat of butter? Or does this recipe make like 2 small jars as [email protected] Thanks

    • Susan
      Dec 11, 2017

      Haven't done this recipe yet....looks yummy and easy! Thanks.

    • Linda
      Nov 17, 2017

      I made this in 2016. It was a hit! Everyone wanted the recipe.I bought small jars from the local walmart. On the Isle with the canning supplies.

    • Kelly
      Nov 13, 2017

      This sounds amazing. I need to know if the recipe calls for salted or non salted butter!

    • rena 55
      Jun 3, 2017

      Flavored butters make any muffin or bread special. This is one has a great flavor. But I agree with another review to make ahead and let the flavors meld together.