Are you looking for a way to take your fall breads and rolls to the next level? We have found your answer! MiMi and I were tossing around ideas as to what would make the perfect fall butter for our Thanksgiving rolls. We looked at a bunch of different recipes and none of them quite met our needs. We wanted something easy to make with flavors that screamed fall. We wanted it to be a little sweet, but not so sweet that it turned the roll into dessert rather than a side. Boy did we ever find a great solution! This butter will be right at home spread on a homemade roll (that recipe is coming Monday!) and nestled between your turkey and your cranberry sauce.
We started off by chopping some dried cranberries and soaking them in orange juice. That plumped them up a bit and made them extra flavorful. A little honey and butter and a minute or two under the mixer and it was ready to go! I suggest spreading it on a warm roll so it melts in a bit, but it is great at room temperature as well. I cannot wait to share the roll recipe too. You simply must come back on Monday to get the full experience.
Orange Cranberry Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries
3 T honey
2 T orange juice
- Chop the cranberries and soak in orange juice for at least 5 minutes (though longer would be even better.)
- Cream together the butter and honey. Mix in cranberries.
- That's it!
You can serve it spreadable like this or make it into a log wrapped in saran wrap and refrigerate until hard and serve as slices. I like the spreadable version a little better, though the slices would look really pretty on your Thanksgiving table!