Monday, July 1, 2013

Blueberry Butter

As promised, here is how to make blueberry butter... or any fruit butter for that matter.  It is a simple process that results in a smooth spread with a concentrated fruit flavor.  It is an easy way to dress up muffins, bread or biscuits and a great use for all the prime summer fruit available.

***This is more of a "how to" than a recipe.***

Blueberry Butter

blueberries (I used about 1 cup)
sugar to taste (I used about 1 tablespoon)
small amount of water (I used about 2 tablespoons, this is just to keep the berries from burning until they start to burst and release their juices)

Combine berries, sugar and water in saucepan.
Cook over low heat until reduced and very thick, stirring frequently.  Once they start to get a little thick, they can burn VERY easily so keep an eye on them.
Let cool for a few minutes, then blend in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Chill in the refrigerator at least a few hours (or better, overnight) before serving.

***Try your blueberry butter spread on a slice of warm, tart lemon bread.***


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