This delicious cranberry butter is wonderful for the holiday season.

Cranberry Butter - The Southern Lady Cooks

This easy butter is only 3 ingredients and is super simple to prepare. We love this cranberry butter on fresh homemade biscuits with country ham. The flavor of the butter and country ham is a wonderful combination.  Add this delicious butter to your holiday menu. It’s fabulous for a Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch. We also love it for Christmas.

For a quick biscuit recipe, you can try our Whipped Cream Biscuits. They are only 2 ingredients!

Cranberry Butter Ingredients:

Butter- softened

Whole berry or jellied cranberry sauce

Apricot preserves

Recipe Notes: This butter is also fabulous on sourdough bread. It’s also great on turkey sandwiches. So if you have leftovers from Thanksgiving, add this cranberry butter to your turkey sandwiches.

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Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Cranberry Butter

Easy to make
Prep Time15 mins
2 hrs
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cranberry Butter
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1/2 cup of butter- softened
  • 3/4 cup of whole berry or jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of apricot preserves


  • Mix all ingredients with mixer until spreading consistency. Makes about 3/4 cup. Keep in refrigerator. Wonderful on biscuits, breads or toast.

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  1. Do you think peach preserver would work for this?
    I have some I made in the summer San well I’m snowed in at present time.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Absolutely! I think that would work great.

  2. Baltisraul says:

    Well this covers Christmas morning for us. Now I just need to make sure I have some ‘cat-head ‘ biscuits on hand. Leftover ham is already in the freezer from Thanksgiving!!!5 stars

  3. Hi. I would like to try some of the country ham from the website you listed above; however, I am overwhelmed with soo many choices that I don’t know which to order! So, I would like to ask you what is the kind shown in your biscuits? Thank you. Looking forward to trying the ham, and your cranberry butter on some homemade biscuits.

      1. Thank you so much. Will definitely check it out. Your ham and biscuits are mouthwatering! I’m gonna try the cranberry butter too, sounds so good with the ham.