Cranberry Butter

Yield: 4-6 Cups

4 lbs. fresh cranberries, cleaned and sorted

4 1/2 Cups Organic Cane Sugar

4 Cups water

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

1 Tablespoon Mulling Spices, Ground

1/2 Teaspoon Hawaiian Alaea Salt

Pinch Ground Pink Peppercorns

While cranberries are not grown in our local area, we always look forward to the day in November when the fresh berries arrive at our local market and we can start to create our special recipes to enjoy in the months ahead. And like our Apple Butter, this is one of our Signature recipes that we use as a condiment throughout the year.


Combine all ingredients in large saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until cranberries begin to “pop” open and foam forms on top of mixture.  Skim off foam and process mixture through a food mill.


Return to pan and cook over low heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching, for 1-2 hours until thickened and reduced by about 1/3.  To test for doneness, insert spoon into mixture.  Cranberry butter is done when it coats the back of the spoon without running off.


Let cool completely, then divide into 1 cup portions. Freeze what you aren’t going to use immediately. It makes a great treat months later when fresh cranberries have become a distant culinary memory.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Mulling Spices
When chilly nights arrive,
there's nothing quite like a
cup of hot mulled cider, tea, or
wine - enjoyed by a blazing fire. Our Mulling Spice is the perfect blend of ingredients to satisfy your cravings. Steep for 30-45 minutes, strain, and enjoy. 
Mulling Spices from MorningStar Kitchen
Hawaiian Alaea
Sea Salt
Harvested from Hawaii's
clay-lined salt ponds, this salt is ideal for Home Chefs who want to distinguish themselves. It locks in the moisture and flavor of grilled and roasted meats; and its robust earthy and sweet flavors make it perfect for brines, rubs, marinades, and more. 
Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Pink Peppercorns
While they have a fresh,
peppery flavor, pink
peppercorns are not pepper.
They are the fruit of a Brazilian tree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle. 
Pink Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen
At MorningStar Kitchen we LOVE making fruit butters! Served with fresh
muffins or biscuits, they add life to any meal from breakfast to dinner.
If  you want a simple, yet beautiful, way to add freshness and flavor to your next meal
 check out some of our other
fruit butter recipes, like 
Pumpkin Butter