Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How to Make Strawberry Butter

I was recently watching The Chew and saw this recipe for Popovers with Strawberry Honey. I really was intrigued by the strawberry honey butter recipe and decided to give it a try. I made mine non-dairy by using Earth Balance. This recipe would be the perfect use for strawberries that are not so perfect.

What you will need:   (printable recipe)
24 organic strawberries
1 stick of softened Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks (left on counter for several hours)
1 tb. of honey
food processor or chopper
small sauce pan
medium bowl
hand mixer

First, rinse your strawberries, hull them, and give them a rough chop.

Place them in your food chopper and process into small bits. 

 Place the processed strawberries in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce and let simmer for 10 minutes until thick. Measure out a ¼ cup of puree and set aside to cool - the rest will be reserved for another use or making more butter.

This is how much 24 strawberries made. You could do the math and half the recipe, but then you won't have any to put on your other desserts or to make other yummy treats with.

Place the softened Earth Balance in the bowl and start mixing.

After a couple of seconds, add the strawberry puree and process.

When the puree has been incorporated into the butter, add 1 tablespoon of honey.

The butter is ready when the puree and honey have been incorporated.

Place into a small mason jar - fits perfect in a ½ pint jar, and use as desired.

Here you see it on an almond macaroon - so yummy!

So it's that easy to make Strawberry Butter. I bet this would work great with thawed, frozen strawberries as well as using other fruit you desire. This would make great hostess or Christmas gifts. The butter tastes sooo buttery and sweet at the same time - use it on biscuits, banana bread, or my fave - pumpkin bread. As for the leftover puree? Add some honey to it and you can use that like the butter, put it over ice cream or make another dessert with it. Your options are sweet!!

Thanks for reading!

Comments or questions are always welcomed. I would love to hear what you think of this post or any of my other posts. Thanks!

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