Got berries that need to be used up? Make this easy and delicious berry butter! Perfect for toast, bagels and even muffins.

Got berries that need to be used up?  Make this easy and delicious berry butter!  Perfect for toast, bagels and even muffins.

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Berries are currently in season where I live and I can’t stop myself from buying them all up for me and my family to enjoy. We eat them with breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert in a variety of ways. One of my favorite ways to preserve fresh berries is to make jam. (Check out my tutorial on how to bottle raspberry jam so you can enjoy it all year long!)

I want to share a quick and easy recipe with you using fresh berries. It is berry butter and it’s delicious!

How to make fresh berry butter

Gather all ingredients. Mash your strawberries in a separate bowl and measure them out. Pour the berries into a small bowl and add the lemon juice and sugar. Whisk or stir them with a small spatula until the sugar has dissolved.

Got berries that need to be used up?  Make this easy and delicious berry butter!  Perfect for toast, bagels and even muffins.

In a medium bowl, cream your butter until it is soft and not lumpy. Add the strawberries and mix again until combined. (Depending on the temperature of your strawberries and butter, it might take a little longer to combine.)

Got berries that need to be used up?  Make this easy and delicious berry butter!  Perfect for toast, bagels and even muffins.

Scoop the berry butter into a container and serve on bread, bagels or even a muffin!

Got berries that need to be used up?  Make this easy and delicious berry butter!  Perfect for toast, bagels and even muffins.

Store covered in the fridge when not being used and let soften before spreading.

Fresh Berry Butter

Got berries that need to be used up? Make this easy and delicious berry butter! Perfect for toast, bagels and even muffins.

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c mashed strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 c butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Gather all ingredients. Mash your strawberries in a separate bowl and measure them out. Pour the berries into a small bowl and add the lemon juice and sugar. Whisk or stir them with a small spatula until the sugar has dissolved.

  2. In a medium bowl, cream your butter until it is soft and not lumpy. Add the strawberries and mix again until combined. (Depending on the temperature of your strawberries and butter, it might take a little longer to combine.)

  3. Scoop the berry butter into a container and serve on bread, bagels or even a muffin!

  4. Store covered in the fridge when not being used and let soften before spreading.

But what happens when your berries start turning from ripe to mushy? Is there any way to prolong their ripeness? The answer is YES!

Keeping berries fresh for longer with FridgeSmart

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to try out the FridgeSmart line from Tupperware. I am definitely one of those people who tend to be skeptical of products doing what they say they do and honestly, I’ve been impressed! Each FridgeSmart comes with a little food chart on the side that tells you which setting to put the slider to on the lid for maximum freshness. This takes all the guesswork out of it and you are left with food that actually lasts longer in your fridge.

My experience with FridgeSmart Containers

One food that seems to go bad especially fast is strawberries. Within a few days from bringing them home from the store, they start to look and feel less firm. I’ve tried washing them right after bringing them home in water and vinegar and while this might give them a day or two more at most, that’s not much more time to enjoy fresh strawberries.

So I tried an experiment: I bought a container of strawberries. Half of the container went into a FridgeSmart and the other half stayed in the original container. I did not wash them or do anything special. At the end of two weeks, (yes TWO WEEKS) I compared the two and found that the FridgeSmart had done it’s job! You can see the difference below. Even my kids were impressed!

FridgeSmart containers help keep produce fresher for longer!

Other foods we’ve put in FridgeSmart containers are cucumbers, raspberries and celery and all of them have lasted longer than they would otherwise.

If you are interested in trying out the FridgeSmart system, enter the giveaway below to win a small deep FridgeSmart from my friend Ellie! Ellie is a Tupperware consultant and she can answer any questions you have about the FridgeSmart. The giveaway will run from today (9/13/21 thru 9/19/21) and the winner will be contacted directly by Ellie.

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