Got fresh strawberries? And a few sticks of real butter? How about a little bit of powdered sugar? Perfect! Now all you need to do is head to the kitchen and whip up some good ol’ fresh strawberry butter!! It will make you feel all homemaker-ish and stuff.
My grandmother made different flavored real fruit butters a lot growing up but strawberry was always my favorite! This fresh strawberry butter is begging for a batch of piping hot and fluffy buttermilk biscuits and I have a great biscuit recipe coming up next.
Slather or dip a soft biscuit in this stuff and you can’t tell me I’m not eating a strawberry shortcake desserts. If you’ve never had strawberry butter or any kind of fruit butter then you must make it! It’s a great change of pace from regular honey butter but you use it in the exact same way as honey butter. Spread it on hot rolls, toast, bagels, biscuits, muffins, you name it!
Use your favorite soft fruits; blackberries, blueberries or even peaches will work. Store this fresh strawberry butter in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for several week. Halve the recipe for a smaller batch. I normally do since we usually get tired of it after about a week.
It’s fun to make different flavors, freeze them in ice cubes, and then just store the frozen butter cubes in a freezer bag. That way you can just thaw out whatever fresh fruit butter flavor you need in a small amount. I will say that freshly made fruit butter tastes and looks better than the frozen/thawed version so if I was making this for a brunch or for guest I’d make it fresh.
Watch me make this fresh strawberry butter from start to finish!
Fresh Strawberry Butter
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries diced (make sure they are really sweet and fragrant)
- 2 sticks real butter (16 tablespoons) softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- In a large bowl cream butter with a hand mixer until whipped and smooth.
- Stir in powdered sugar.
- Fold in diced strawberries.
- Mix until butter is light pink and creamy.
- Store in the refrigerator.