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Cranberry Butter Board

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Cranberry Butter Board is inspired by the viral TikTok trend! A great appetizer recipe for a holiday party such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Vegetarian and gluten free way to serve flavored butter.
Cranberry Butter Board on a counter with bread around it

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.

Cranberry Butter Board on a counter with bread around it

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!

Very close view of the Cranberry Butter Board

Ingredients

Here is what you need to make a butter board:

  • Butter
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary
  • Goat Cheese
  • Honey
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Dunkers like Rustic Bread or Crackers
All ingredients needed and labeled

Equipment

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.

A knife spreading butter onto a board

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.

A hand sprinkling the toppings onto the butter

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.

Kim’s Tips

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 hand dipping bread into the Cranberry Butter Board

FAQs

What is a butter board?

A butter board is butter that has been spread across a board or plate and then sprinkled with various toppings and flavors.

How to eat a butter board?

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!

Does a butter board use salted or unsalted butter?

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.

Can a butter board be made in advance?

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 on a counter
Pin of a hand dunking bread into a Cranberry Butter Board with title at top
Cranberry Butter Board on a counter with bread around it

Cranberry Butter Board

Cranberry Butter Board is inspired by the viral TikTok trend! A great appetizer recipe for a holiday party such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Vegetarian and gluten free way to serve flavored butter.
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Christmas, Gluten Free, Holiday, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 23kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (without dunkers) | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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By on October 5th, 2022

About Kim

Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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5 thoughts on “Cranberry Butter Board”

  1. 5 stars
    At first glance, it looks so enticing and tempting! Second, the presentation is so perfect making it looks absolutely delicious and yummy! Perfect pair to any bread or pastry!

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