Slow-Cooker Holiday Cranberry Butter Recipe

This flavorful spread is delicious on warm, artisan breads and easy to serve up when holiday guests drop by.

Cranberry Butter Spread

Cranberry Butter

This flavorful spread is delicious on warm, artisanal breads and easy to serve up when guests drop by unexpectedly. Holiday Hint: Tie on a pretty ribbon and BOOM - perfect hostess gift!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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Ingredients

Yield: 1 medium jar

  • (2) 12-ounce bag cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • zest of 1 orange

Instructions

1: Place all ingredients into a slow cooker on high for approximately two hours.

2: After two hours, remove the cinnamon stick and puree the mixture in a food processor or blender.

3: Strain the mixture through a sieve, pushing the cranberries through with a spoon and discarding any solids.

4: Put the mixture back into the slow cooker for another two hours (or until thickened).

5: Once thickened, place in clean, airtight jars and refrigerate. Consume within a month.

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