Maple Spiced Butter


Maple Spiced Butter Recipe
10-12 portions


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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More about Maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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