Strawberry Butter

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Strawberry Butter is a simple and delicious way to add elegance and fruity freshness to a meal. Spread it generously on anything that tastes good with plain butter – bread, bagels, biscuits, pancakes.

Strawberry butter will create a whole new level of butter enjoyment!

A small white bowl filled with scoops of strawberry butter, fresh strawberry to the side on a marble surface.

It’s often the small details that make the most impact. Strawberry butter is just that – a small detail that doesn’t take much time to make but adds an element of thoughtfulness and flavor.

Of course it tastes divine – it’s strawberry-flavored butter, after all! And it also looks so pretty served in little dishes on your table or buffet.

It is perfect to serve at a morning brunch, an afternoon tea, a baby or bridal shower, or to your family to let them know how special they are. It also makes a great gift for a neighbor – a loaf of easy bread with a cute jar of strawberry butter!

Strawberry Butter is mildly sweet, creamy, a lovely shade of pink, and has slightly chunky strawberries. At room temperature, it spreads so beautifully on bread, bagels, muffins, scones, pancakes, French toast, etc.

You don’t even have to limit yourself to just strawberry butter. Other flavored butters that taste amazing on your favorite breads and breakfast items are Sweet Butter and Honey Butter.

A white bowl full three scoops of flavored butters, one orange, one chocolate and one strawberry.

What You Need

  • Fresh Strawberries – stems and hulls removed
  • Butter – salted or unsalted, your preference
  • Sugar – granulated for a slight crunch, or powdered sugar for smooth butter

How to Make Strawberry Butter

  1. Soften butter
  2. Clean strawberries, then remove stems and hulls.
  3. Place strawberries, butter, and sugar in a food processor.
  4. Pulse until well blended and the strawberries are very finely chopped.
A small white bowl filled with scoops of homemade strawberry butter.

Variations

  • Add a scoop of strawberry jam for even more strawberry flavor.
  • Fold in a cup of marshmallow creme and omit the sugar for a fluffy sweet butter that will retain its fluffiness as it melts. This tastes especially good on scones and cornbread.

Tips

  • Make sure the butter is soft – learn how to soften butter quickly.
  • Use ripe, flavorful strawberries for the sweetest flavor.
A small white bowl filled with scoops of homemade strawberry butter.

Serving Suggestions

A small white bowl filled with scoops of homemade strawberry butter.

How to Store Strawberry Butter

  • Room Temperature – Let sit at room temperature for as long as you are actively using it. Then cover and store in the refrigerator to keep the strawberries and butter fresh.
  • Refrigerator – Store covered in the fridge for up to a week, or as long as the strawberries still taste good.
  • Freezer – Freshly made and eaten is definitely the best, but you can store unused strawberry butter in an airtight freezer container for up to four months. Let thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature when ready to use. You could also freeze small amounts in an ice cube tray and just pull out one cube at a time for a personal sized amount. Remember, thawed strawberries have a mushier consistency than fresh ones.
Can I use frozen strawberries?

You can use frozen strawberries. Let them thaw to room temperature and then mix all ingredients together. Because thawed strawberries are slightly mushy, you’ll want to really mix the butter together as smoothly as possible, rather than leaving chunks of berries.

Can I use margarine instead of butter?

This recipe was written specifically for butter. Margarine is a different product than butter and won’t work with the moisture in strawberries the same way to produce a creamy, fluffy texture.

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Strawberry Butter

Author: Julie Blanner
Strawberry Butter is a simple and delicious way to add elegance and fruity freshness to a meal. Spread it generously on anything that tastes good with plain butter – bread, bagels, biscuits, pancakes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 large strawberries or 5 smaller, destemmed
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, pulse strawberries until fine.
  • Add butter and sugar. Pulse until well combined.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Granulated Sugar – Substitute powdered sugar for a finer texture.
  • Strawberries – Substitute strawberries by eliminating sugar and using 3 tablespoons preserves.

Nutrition

Calories:115kcalCarbohydrates:4gProtein:1gFat:12gSaturated Fat:7gTrans Fat:1gCholesterol:31mgSodium:101mgPotassium:11mgFiber:1gSugar:3gVitamin A:355IUVitamin C:3mgCalcium:4mgIron:1mg
5 from 2 votes
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