This Cranberry Butter Board is a perfect appetizer recipe for the holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas! An easy dip inspired by the viral TikTok trend.
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Why You Will Love This Recipe
Made popular from the viral TikTok trend, a butter board is a fun new way to serve up flavored butter.
Kind of like a butter charcuterie board, butter is served up with other flavorful ingredients for dunking and dipping.
This recipe comes together in just minutes and makes it a perfect fast and easy appetizer recipe for a holiday party or event!
Here is what you need to make a butter board:
- Goat Cheese
- Ground Cinnamon
- Dunkers like Rustic Bread or Crackers
The equipment you need to make a butter board is:
- Serving Board
- Knife (to cut)
- Spoon (or knife, to spread butter)
How to Make a Butter Board
Pick the cutting board or serving board that you want to use to present the appetizer.
Spread the butter in a somewhat thick layer on the board, about 1/4 inch thick.
Sprinkled the chopped cranberries across the butter.
Break up the goat cheese into crumbles and spread across the butter.
Also add the rosemary, a big pinch of salt, and a big pinch of cinnamon. Use as much or little salt and cinnamon as desired.
Drizzle with the honey across the butter.
Serve with dunkers like our No-Knead Rustic Rosemary Bread, crackers, or apples.
Modifications and Substitutions
Cranberries – Fresh or frozen are best as they will bring a tartness. You can used dried, but they will be much sweeter.
Goat Cheese – Feta is a great substitute.
Rosemary – Fresh is best, but dried can work, just make sure it is chopped finely and use much less. Thyme is a great substitute.
No need to make the butter an even layer. Leaving some dimension (shallow and high parts) looks great and lets people be more selective about how much they want.
Rustic, dense breads are best as they are less likely to tear or be smashed when dunking into the butter.
A butter board is butter that has been spread across a board or plate and then sprinkled with various toppings and flavors.
To eat the butter board, scoop the butter and toppings with a dunker like crackers, bread, fruit, or vegetables. Choose your dippers based on the flavor profile and what will pair well!
I prefer to use unsalted butter as you can add exactly as much salt as you want, especially considering other ingredients sprinkled on top and how salty they are. But either type of butter will work fine.
Yes. Simply assemble and refrigerate. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving for butter to slightly soften.
Make sure it is covered in the refrigerator so it does not dry out.
Cranberry Butter Board
- Spread the softened butter across the serving board.¼ pound butter
- Roughly chop the cranberries and sprinkle them across the butter.¼ cup fresh cranberries
- Also sprinkle the chopped rosemary and crumbled goat cheese.¼ cup goat cheese, ½ Tablespoon fresh rosemary
- Use a pinch or two of cinnamon and salt, as desired, and sprinkle across the butter.pinch ground cinnamon, pinch salt
- Finish it with a drizzle of honey. Serve with dunkers like crackers, rustic bread, and apples.2 Tablespoons honey, No-Knead Rustic Rosemary Bread