This incredibly delicious, tart & sweet whipped cranberry butter is so easy and so perfect for any Fall or Winter meal. Serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas with rolls, turkey and more!

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Why You’ll Love Cranberry Butter

  • Quick and easy to make!
  • Only three ingredients!
  • So much delicious cranberry flavor, and melted buttery goodness in any recipe you choose to use it in.
  • Can be spread on all kinds of things like crackers, bread and used on meats and other savory items for a buttery sweet twist!

This Cranberry Butter is my first share of the week, for our cranberry week event.

If you look below you can see the other cranberry recipes that I shared this week and for other past events.

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What can I use Cranberry Butter For?

This butter goes so well with so many things. It can be added in recipes, or added when butter is called for in a recipe to create a totally unique flavor. The following items are different ways that we have used this butter.

  • Rolls
  • Toast
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • Turkey at Thanksgiving (spread a little over the top of a slice!)
  • Meat
  • Sauces
  • Seafood (used it with shrimp for a sweet and savory meal – delish!)
  • So much more! 
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Tips & Tricks for Making Cranberry Butter

This recipe is so stinkin’ simple. Three ingredients + water. Five minutes. You’re ready to go. But here are a few tips and tricks to help out.

  • Make sure your sticks of butter are at room temperature. Allow at least 30 minutes for them to reach a soft stage.
  • I have not made this recipe with frozen cranberries. Can it be done? Probably. I’d only worry about added moisture. I use fresh.
  • The amount of sugar that the recipe calls for can vary really more on taste. My cranberries were tart, but they were also pretty sweet so I didn’t use much sugar at all. You can adjust. Start low and add as you go.
  • I like to refrigerate my cranberry butter for about a half hour before 
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Cranberry Butter

Nicole Cook
This incredibly delicious, tart & sweet whipped cranberry butter is so easy and so perfect for any Fall or Winter meal. Serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas with rolls, turkey and more!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate (optional) 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Condiments Sauces and Dips
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 112 kcal


  • 1 cups fresh cranberries room temperature
  • ¼ cups cold water
  • 1 cups butter softened
  • ¼ cups powdered sugar more or less to taste


  • In a blender, puree the cranberries and water for about 2 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides if needed. If you need to add a little more water to really get a good puree, add a tablespoon at a time.
  • Add the sugar and blend again for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the room temperature butter and blend for 1-2 minutes or until everything is well combined and the butter is a more "whipped texture".
  • You can serve immediately, but I like to refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.
  • Keeps for up to one week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 358IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.02mg
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