Friday, November 30, 2012

Cranberry Butter

This is a breeze to make and a fun treat to spread on muffins, freshly baked bread and/or pancakes.  You could also roll this into a log, chill it, and place on a plate with crackers for a nice holiday presentation.

Yield: About 2 cups

1 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 8 ounce package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange zest

Not much to it!  In the bowl of a mixer, food processor or blender, combine cranberries, butter and cream cheese. Mix until a smooth whipped texture is achieved. Add remaining ingredients and taste, adding any additional desired sugar or cranberries - fresh cranberries can be quite sour, so you may need more or less sugar, depending on the ripeness of the cranberries.

I served this on Sour Cream Mini Muffins and it was delicious. Enjoy!

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