Eat: Cranberry Butter
This Christmas season, I want to be a good neighbor. Every Christmas since we have moved to where we live now (2 and a bit years ago), I have wanted to give my neighbors something for Christmas. Nothing too big or expensive, but just a small way to show that we appreciate them as neighbors and to show that we are a Christian family. I always thought it would be a good ministry opportunity.
But I’ve never gotten around to it.
This year, I’m doing it. And I’m starting with this butter.
It’s a cranberry, honey, orange butter.
It was super easy to make, and it’s yummy on toast or whatever.
I almost baked up a biscuit just so I could have some of this butter on it, but I restrained myself.
I plan to give these little jars with a small loaf of homemade bread with a note saying we will be praying for them. I’m thinking about this bread, but my hubby thinks a nice challah like this would be good. My question is, it is weird to give out traditionally Jewish bread as a Christmas gift in which you are trying to portray that you are Christians? Let me know what you think.
adapted from Tasty Kitchen
makes about 6 half pints of butter
1 pound of butter (four sticks) softened
1 cup of fresh cranberries
1/3 cup honey (add more if you want a sweeter butter)
zest of one orange
Combine all of these ingredients in a food processor. (Alternatively, you can chop up the cranberries by hand and mix it by hand in a bowl. I have a food processor, and I ain’t afraid to use it, so that’s what I did.)
Process until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
Fill jars and enjoy!