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This easy, delicious Strawberry Honey Butter combines fresh strawberries and sweet honey to create a luscious, fruity spread that’s perfect for biscuits and bread.
This post is sponsored by Ball® Fresh Preserving. All opinions are 100% mine.
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For us, homemade is best – not only because it tastes better, and you know exactly what ingredients are in your food, but we also feel that cooking (and serving) home-cooked foods to our family and friends is one of the best ways to show care and love to our family and friends.
I have to say, I also find it so incredibly rewarding to open up our pantry, take a peek inside, and see colorful jars of foods that we’ve prepared and canned ourselves from fresh seasonal ingredients and garden-grown vegetables and fruits. (Our family and friends always love to receive a jar or two as well!)
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Today’s recipe – this luscious, creamy Strawberry Honey Butter – combines fresh strawberries with sweet local honey, plus a splash of vanilla and lemon, to create a really wonderful spread for freshly baked biscuits and bread.
It’s a super easy recipe – just puree the washed and hulled strawberries in a food processor, then cook it down with honey, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice until it creates a rich, thick, spreadable fruit butter.
This Strawberry Honey Butter is absolutely delicious, and the sweet strawberries are wonderfully complemented by the deep, rich honey flavor undertones. (You won’t find this delicious spread at a store!)
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3 lbs. washed and hulled ripe strawberries
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. bottled lemon juice
2 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
- Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands.
- Puree strawberries in the bowl of food processor until smooth.
- Combine strawberry puree with remaining ingredients in a deep pot set over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently to prevent scorching, lower heat and simmer until mixture is very thick, about 60-90 minutes, stirring frequently. Any foam produced by strawberries will disappear with the cooking process. Strawberry butter is finished cooking when it holds shape on a spoon.
- Using a jar lifter, grab one canning jar, place on a towel or wooden cutting board, then ladle hot butter into a hot jar leaving a ¼ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles (this headspace tool is perfect for this). Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
- Once water is boiling, process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.
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Pairs well with: Biscuits or Scones