I love cranberries! I am always looking for new recipes to make with cranberries during the holiday season. This cranberry butter is really easy to make and would make a great holiday gift.
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Crock Pot Cranberry Butter Recipe
2 12-oz. bags fresh cranberries
2 c. sugar
2 whole cinnamon sticks
1 c. water or apple juice
Wash and sort through cranberries to make sure they are all good.
Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high until cranberries are soft, about 2-3 hours.
Remove cinnamon sticks from cranberry mixture.
Puree cranberry mixture with an immersion blender or food processor. If you don’t already have an immersion blender, I really recommend getting one.
They are indispensable in the kitchen, you can order one from Amazon for a little less than $30. I use mine all the time.
It is a hand held blender that you can use right in your pan when you are cooking. That is very handy, especially when you are dealing with hot foods.
It is difficult to remove hot foods from your pan to puree them in a food processor or blender. You blend them right in the pan!
However, if you don’t have an immersion blender, you can also use a blender or food processor. Just be careful when you are pouring the hot cranberries so that they don’t splatter on you.
If the cranberry mixture is too runny at this point, keep cooking it in the crock pot until it cooks down some more.
At this point you can either serve it as-is, or if you want to remove the little bits of cranberry skin still remaining in the puree, then you need to press the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or a food mill.
This will give you a perfectly smooth cranberry butter, although I don’t mind a few bits and pieces of cranberries in mine.
Pour cranberry butter into mason jars or other serving containers and refrigerate until ready to serve.
This recipe makes a little more than 2 cups of cranberry butter, depending on how long you cook down the cranberries.
Note that this recipe has not been tested for long term storage, so please do not can it in a boiling water canner, it must be stored in the refrigerator.
This cranberry butter makes a great holiday gift for friends or family or it would make a colorful addition to your holiday table.
The taste is heavenly. It is great on toast, and would also taste wonderful on holiday french toast. My son even loves it on peanut butter sandwiches.
This is a fun holiday treat that I think I just may make a new holiday tradition.
- Crock Pot Pear Butter
- Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies
- Crock Pot Oatmeal
- Cranberry Pear Jam
- Cranberry Nut Bread
- Crock Pot Apple Butter
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Like this recipe? Try my recipes for crock pot apple butter and crock pot pear butter. You might also like this recipe for cranberry pear jam.
15 Comments on "Crock Pot Cranberry Butter"
Uhm, this is supposed to be butter recipe. Compound butter has one vital ingredient, butter. I adore cranberries. And add an excellent unsalted butter, two things i dearly love. And the accompaniment of freshly baked breadm, or even better…wait for it.. Straight from the oven, croissants! Did i overlook it? Am i having a stroke? I am so confused. Any reply will be greatly appreciated.
Love this! I doubled and then pressured canned so that I could give as gifts. Used half apple cider and half cranberry juice to cut down on the sweetness. Came out amazing!
Can you use apple cider instead of juice?
Yes, you could use apple cider in the place of the apple juice!
I actually put mine in the instant pot for 20 minutes. Perfection!
Just tried this tonight and it is delicious! Thanks!
I see we can use Stevia instead of sugar but how much Stevia?
Hi! For this recipe you don’t need to use a certain amount of stevia or sugar. Just add the stevia until you are happy with the flavor of it.
How many days does this last in the refrigerator?
It will last for a couple of weeks, maybe a month before it starts to get moldy.
How many jars does this make?
If I remember correctly this recipe made about 2 pints of cranberry butter.
Thinking of a diabetic family member…do you think this would work with Stivia instead of sugar?
Hi! Yes I do think that you could use stevia in place of the sugar in this recipe.