Cranberry Orange Butter

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Recipe: #37535

October 22, 2021

"A great holiday flavored butter that would taste great over grilled chicken or turkey breast. Spread onto slices of pumpkin, lemon bread or Cheddar cheese scones. Make tea sandwiches by spreading onto slices of bread and topping with thin slices of turkey and provolone cheese."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (17.9 g)
  • Calories 105.4
  • Total Fat - 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.5 mg
  • Sodium - 101.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g
  • Calcium - 5.2 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine all ingredients for desired flavor butter in bowl.

Step 2

Beat at medium speed until well mixed.

Step 3

Refrigerate until firm.

Step 4

Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid up to 2 weeks, or freeze.

Step 5

NOTE: cook time is really chill time.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Look for cranberries that are firm and plump, with a vibrant red color.
  • When zesting oranges, make sure to only use the outer orange layer and avoid the white pith, which can be bitter.

  • Substitute honey for sugar - This substitution will reduce the amount of sugar used in the recipe, making it a healthier option for those who are watching their sugar intake.
  • Substitute dried cranberries for fresh cranberries - This substitution will make the recipe easier to make, as dried cranberries are more readily available and don't need to be chopped.

Lemon-Garlic Butter Combine all ingredients, except for the orange juice, in a bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to the mixture. Refrigerate until firm. Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid up to 2 weeks, or freeze.

Cranberry Orange Grilled Chicken: A delicious and flavorful dish that combines the sweetness of orange and the tartness of cranberries. The Cranberry Orange Butter adds an extra layer of flavor to the grilled chicken, making it a perfect holiday meal.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon are a great side dish to complement the Cranberry Orange Grilled Chicken. The sweetness of the Brussels sprouts is nicely balanced with the smoky flavor of the bacon, creating a delicious combination of flavors that will bring out the best in the grilled chicken.


Q: How long can I store Cranberry Orange Butter?

A: Cranberry Orange Butter can be stored refrigerated in a container with a tight-fitting lid for up to 2 weeks, or frozen for longer storage.

Q: Can I use frozen cranberries for Cranberry Orange Butter?

A: Yes, you can use frozen cranberries for Cranberry Orange Butter. Just make sure to thaw them before using.

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Fun facts:

The combination of cranberry and orange flavors has been popular in the United States since the early 1900s. It was first popularized by the famous chef Fannie Farmer, who wrote about the flavor combination in her 1896 cookbook.

Cranberry Orange Butter is a popular holiday treat for many celebrities. It is a favorite of Oprah Winfrey, who has served it at Thanksgiving dinners for her family and friends.