Recipe: Cranberry Butter

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Sweeten your holiday menu with this quick, easy, and delicious cranberry butter recipe. This butter is delightful as an accompaniment to roasted meats, but it can also enhance hors d’oeuvres. (Try spreading some on top of a crostini and adding a little goat cheese.)

cranberry butter recipeIngredients:

2 1/lbs cranberries

2/cup apple juice

1 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup honey

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

1. In a large stainless steel or enamel kettle, combine cranberries and juice and cook until cranberries have popped and are soft, about 20 minutes.

2. Puree cranberries in a food processor. Place cranberry puree back into kettle and add maple syrup, honey and cinnamon. Cook until thick, about 10 minutes.

3. Spoon into hot, scalded half pint jars, leaving ½-inch head space, wipe rim and seal. Process in water bath for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Check seals to make sure lid has inverted.

Yields 6 half-pints.

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