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Whipped Cranberry Butter

Wondering what to do with leftover cranberry sauce? Make this easy Whipped Cranberry Butter recipe! It’s a delicious accompaniment to toast or biscuits and is a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving!

Overhead view of a bowl of whipped cranberry butter next to two biscuits. Additional biscuits are on a white plate.

Creating This Cranberry Butter Recipe

I promised when I shared my recipe for Cranberry Orange Relish that I’d share some leftover cranberry sauce uses after Thanksgiving. I already showed you how to make these cute Mini Cranberry Tarts.

Whipped Cranberry Butter is another delicious way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. I love it spread on hot toast or Buttermilk Biscuits fresh from the oven.

Whipped Cranberry Butter is one of those recipes that looks and tastes impressive, but it is a snap to prepare. It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes and you’ve got a sweet, tangy, butter spread to accompany your Holiday table.

Ingredients for Cranberry Butter

To make this whipped cranberry butter recipe, you’ll need just two basic ingredients: cranberry sauce and salted butter (I recommend Kerrygold)

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make Whipped Cranberry Butter

In just 5 minutes, you can have homemade cranberry butter on the table, ready to be slathered on top of bagels, toast, biscuits, and more!

Here’s an overview of how the recipe is made:

  1. Add butter to a medium sized bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add the cranberry sauce and beat until incorporated into the butter and the mixture is light and airy.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

How Long Does Cranberry Butter Last?

If stored in the fridge in an airtight container, leftover cranberry butter will last up to 7 days.

Can I Use Non-Dairy Butter?

Possibly, but I can’t say for sure since I’ve only tested this whipped butter recipe with real butter.

Tips for Making Cranberry Butter

  • If you want the mixture to remain spreadable after refrigeration, you will have to incorporate some oil into the mixture.
  • Alternatively, just bring the butter to room temperature after refrigeration before you serve.
  • If you only have unsalted butter on hand, feel free to use it. Just make sure to add a healthy pinch of salt to the cranberry butter to balance out the flavors.

More Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes:

Be sure to check out my Guide to Thanksgiving Leftovers! You’ll find a great selection of recipes that can be made using your leftover Thanksgiving turkey, ham, and cranberry sauce.

These Mini Cranberry Tarts will help you use up any leftover cranberry sauce from your Thanksgiving meal. They’re the perfect fall appetizer and take just 30 minutes to make!

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches are a great way to use up leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, and rolls!

Stir some leftover Cranberry Sauce or Cranberry Relish into real Maple Syrup to make Cranberry Orange Maple Syrup. This tastes great on homemade waffles!

Stir some leftover cranberry sauce into plain yogurt for some Cranberry Yogurt! You can layer it in a glass with granola for a special breakfast treat!

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whipped cranberry butter recipe

Whipped Cranberry Butter

Yield: 1 2/3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Whipped Cranberry Butter is a great way to use leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add butter to a medium sized bowl.
  2. Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add the cranberry sauce and beat until incorporated into the butter and the mixture is light and airy.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  6. Tastes delicious on Buttermilk Biscuits.

Notes

If you want the mixture to remain spreadable after refrigeration, you will have to incorporate some oil into the mixture. (see: Incredible Spreadable Butter Recipe).

Alternatively, just bring the butter to room temperature after refrigeration before you serve.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size about 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 167Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 41mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 0g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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carolyn

Saturday 29th of August 2015

I always test recipes a few months before the holidays, this coming week I'll try your whipped cranberry butter w/ roasted chicken.

Becca B

Wednesday 21st of November 2012

Season tilapia with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Sautee in a pan with olive oil. Cook fish on both sides. Once cooked and opaque in color, remove from the pan and add in BUTTER, chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Scrape up the bits from the bottom of the pan and cook the butter down to make a delicious lemon butter garlic sauce. Top with fresh chopped parsley and enjoy!

Dorothea

Sunday 18th of November 2012

One of my favorite butter recipes is for a savory Garlic Butter for seasoned and grilled steak: Add 2 cloves of fresh, minced garlic and 1 Tablespoon of fresh minced parsley to 1 stick of salted butter. Mix all ingredients together until creamy and thoroughly mixed. Use immediately, or store in the refrigerator.

kat

Saturday 25th of August 2012

OMG that looks super delicious!!! I want to put that on everything!!! Thanks so much for the recipe! I am very excited to try! :)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates

Sunday 27th of November 2011

I love cranberry and I love butter so - yum!! What a great combo - I've got to try this!

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