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!
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.
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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
- Soften butter
- Clean strawberries, then remove stems and hulls.
- Place strawberries, butter, and sugar in a food processor.
- Pulse until well blended and the strawberries are very finely chopped.
- 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.
- Make sure the butter is soft – learn how to soften butter quickly.
- Use ripe, flavorful strawberries for the sweetest flavor.
- Serve with Brown Butter Muffins
- Spread on Easy French Toast
- Serve with Almond Bread
- Spread on Honey Beer Bread
- Brush onto Dinner Rolls
- Serve with Sweet Bread
- Add a touch to Belgian Waffles
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.
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.
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.
More About Butter
- Steak Butter
- Chocolate Butter
- How to Brown Butter – with video!
- Learn How to Soften Butter Quickly
- Salted vs Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3 large strawberries or 5 smaller, destemmed
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- In a food processor, pulse strawberries until fine.
- Add butter and sugar. Pulse until well combined.
- Granulated Sugar – Substitute powdered sugar for a finer texture.
- Strawberries – Substitute strawberries by eliminating sugar and using 3 tablespoons preserves.