Introduction: Strawberry Butter

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Strawberry butter is an amazing way to take advantage of all the summer strawberries - plus, no cooking required! It's super quick to make and it's so wonderful on warm bread or rolls.

I always looked forward to having strawberry butter when I was growing up. It's one of the best sweets there is. :D

Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks - softened!)
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
You'll also need a hand mixer and a sieve. 

Try to get the juiciest, most strawberry-smelling strawberries you can find. Greenhouse/unripe strawberries just do not do this dish justice.

I do not recommend using normal sugar for this recipe - it can turn the butter into a grainy mess.

Step 2: Prep + Mix

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It took me almost 5 large strawberries to get 1/2 cup of diced strawberries. I cut off any parts of the strawberries that were green or white.

Once the strawberries are prepped, put your butter into a bowl and mix it until creamy. Then pour 1/4 cup of powdered sugar into a sieve and shake it into the butter. Add the chopped strawberries and then mix well!

I like to keep mixing into the strawberries break down a little more and the butter turns nice and pink. Make sure you're scraping the sides down from time to time!

Step 3: Storing + Servingi

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I normally like to put this straight into the fridge after I make it, and pull it out a few minutes before I serve it so it softens a little. It's always good to put it in lots of little bowls to make serving easier!

I'd say it will probably keep in the fridge for a week, but it's always best right away. :D

Comments

AgatheF (author)2016-04-29

Mine didn't go right until I added a bit of milk cream. Before that the butter and the strawberries just wouldn't mix right and it wouldn't turn nice and pink.

1146 (author)2016-04-22

Like strawberry butter nice.

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-05-10

so good

thehbird (author)2014-03-10

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THAT BREAD (can you tell I love bread)

dupes888 (author)2013-08-23

Oooh this looks good

bill8188 (author)2013-07-13

Sounds delicious

patbking (author)2013-07-02

Yum sounds good

amandaghassaei (author)2013-07-02

so freakin good!

LeeFogle (author)2013-07-02

That sounds yummy. Can't wait to find some strawberries!

Anderson9828 (author)2013-07-01

can you substitute raspberries for strawberries?

redrok (author)Anderson98282013-07-02

Raspberries also work nicely, maybe better because they have more intense flavor.
However, raspberries have tiny seeds which might make this a bit "gritty", if that is a problem.
redrok

I'm sure you could! I bet they'd be lovely because they break up so easily.

artfulann (author)2013-06-29

Do you have to sweeten it? Or does the sugar make it a little firmer? Looks good!

jessyratfink (author)artfulann2013-07-01

You don't have to, but the sugar definitely helps offset the liquid that the strawberries add. I bet if you cut them beforehand and popped them in a strainer for a bit it might help. :D

neemasa (author)2013-07-01

I do like this.

iamgbot (author)2013-06-30

I tried this at soup plantation... Soooo gooood!

bcsbarbier (author)2013-06-30

I'm going to give this a try. I'm sure my girlfriend will love this. thanks for sharing.

Muniosi (author)2013-06-30

Wow! That looks great!

TheMrCOOLguy2 (author)2013-06-30

Yummy with the bread

ts192 (author)2013-06-30

this looks fantastic - definitely worth a try

HollyMann (author)2013-06-29

I've never had this before - it sounds (and looks) so good!!! :)

M.C. Langer (author)HollyMann2013-06-29

Believe me: I ate this with bread (made by Jessy, too) and it's heavenly! Jessy is one of the best chefs ever! At least, one of my favorites.

fozzy13 (author)2013-06-29

This was so good! And great with the bread as well! : )

nikoala3 (author)2013-06-29

This was delicious, Jessy!

Sam DeRose (author)2013-06-29

I can vouch for this, it's so good!

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