Raspberries are almost in season again so why not try some homemade raspberry butter this year?
When raspberries are in season, there is certainly an abundance of them and finding things to do with them can be challenging.
One of my favorite ways to use them is in raspberry vinegar, but this year, I decided to stretch my wings and find new ways to make use of them.
Ideas For Using Raspberry Butter
Raspberry butter sounded good – and had numerous uses from spreading it on homemade bread or muffins, to raspberry pork chops or as a glaze on a pork tenderloin.
I am sure there are other wonderful ways to use this delighfully sweet and savory butter as well.
Here is the recipe – do make some and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Raspberry butter adds a deliciousness to meats or even breads. It is easy to make and only requires four ingredients, one of which is raspberries!
- Pre-measure the butter and set it aside to soften.
- Wash and drain the raspberries.
- I put enough in the 1/3 cup that they were sticking slightly higher than the edge of the cup. I also combined red and black raspberries simply because that was what I had.
- Put the butter, raspberries, confectioners sugar and lemon juice into a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor you could do this by hand, use a mixer or blender.
- Turn it on and allow the ingredients to blend.
- Once you are satisfied with how the butter looks, turn the food processor off.
- Scoop the finshed raspberry butter out, put it into a container. I chose a glass dish with a lid, but any container, even plastic wrap works.
- Put the raspberry butter into the refrigerator and allow to harden.
- You will want to remove the butter from the refigerator a few minutes before you use it to allow it to soften at room temperature.
- Other fruits that work well when combined with butter include strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries.
- You can top the butter with edible flowers, such as nasturtiums or mint leaves before serving.
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The Difference Between Fruit Butters And Jams Or Jellies
The one major difference is this style of fruit butters do not contain pectin.
There are literally four ingredients – the fruit, confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and the butter.
Of course you can always add herbs or spices to the fruit butter if you wish.
This is not the same as the fruit butters you can and this is not meant to be canned or preserved long term.
How Long Does Fruit Butter Last?
In the refrigerator, fruit butter can last up to ten days.
In the freezer, it is good for three months.
Homemade butter is good for up to six months when frozen, but adding fresh fruit to the butter changes that.