70g dried cranberries, finely chopped
Zest of 1 orange and the juice of half
2 tsp mixed spice
250g unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
Salt to season
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl with the soft butter and season generously with salt. Place the bowl in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes, or until the butter has firmed slightly.
- Remove bowl from the fridge and tip out onto clingfilm. Roll into a cylinder, wrap in the cling film and place in the fridge for a few hours to fully firm up. This can be made well in advance and kept in the fridge or frozen until needed.
- Chef’s tip: The butter would make a lovely festive gift, simply wrap in brown paper and use string or ribbon to secure.
Studded with cranberries and lightly spiced, this maple spiced butter is perfect on a slice of Christmas cake, to baste meat or to give as a unique Christmas gift for your favourite foodie.
Find more Christmas recipes in our free ‘A Very Maple Christmas’ cookbook here.
The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.
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