Monday, November 17, 2008

Cranberry Butter

Okay, friends, if I become the size of a house, please point me back to this post and show me where I started going wrong. :) I am totally addicted to one of my favorite fall foods -- cranberry butter! MMM. I got this idea from Martha Stewart 3 or 4 years ago to use some of your extra cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving and make cranberry butter with it. That has developed from being a great left-overs-from-Thanksgiving idea to the REASON I make cranberry sauce as soon as November hits. Take equal parts softened butter and cool cranberry sauce (made from whole cranberries, not that "shaped like a can" kind) and beat them using a paddle attachment (I use my Kitchen Aid) until the butter is pink and chunky. WOW!

It's amazing on biscuits, warm rolls, toast, plain bread -- you know, all the health foods. :) It's a week and 4 days until Thanksgiving, and I might be able to last, with the help of a few rolls and cranberry butter.


Anonymous said...

o my garsh Gretchen! haha... That sounds so good right now. I was meaning to ask you how you make your cranberry sauce? I am sooooooooo making some..! p.s. I love butter.


sara's art house said...

That does sound very good and so pretty too.

Dayna Greeson said...

That sounds soo very yummy - I can't wait until Thanksgiving either. Aside from the great food and family time, I personally have much to be thankful for.


Gretchen said...

Anna -- follow the directions on the bag. I think it's 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar and a bag of cranberries. Just boil them together and you get sauce! It's like magic! You will think -- no, that is berries floating in sugar water -- and then suddenly it starts turning into sauce. I love butter, too.

Sarah -- I know, pink food is pretty!

Dayna -- I'm SALIVATING waiting for that holiday! I'm so excited I get to have 2 this year!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Yum! Can't wait! I was just thinking of your cranberry butter today.


Brenna said...

Oh yum! I must try this soon!

James and Christen said...

James and I both started dreaming of the butter as we read your post. I remember when you made some for us!!! I couldn't get enough of it! Do you know that we DON'T HAVE CRANBERRIES HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very jealous! :)

Gretchen said...

Oh, Christen, that's terrible! I'm so sorry to rub it in. If you were just up at the Baranabas house I would run a tub of it up to you. :) How about I eat more to make up for you not eating any? Haha!

Karen said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, I have to try looks just DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!