Sour Cherry Vanilla Butter

Kim Biegacki


Talk about the house smelling this Cherry Vanilla Butter sure had a wonderful aroma. It is a very easy butter to make since you can process it in the crockpot. I did not measure my cherries but just filled my large crock a little over 1/2 way full. It was easy and fun to make this butter and the taste is amazing!

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10 lb
pitted sour cherries (1 bucket)
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
cloves, ground
vanilla bean or 6 to 7 tbsp. of a good vanilla
5 lb
8 oz
sugar cane panela


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1Start with a large bucket of pitted sour cherries.

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2Fill crockpot with cherries and enough water to almost cover cherries. Cook overnight for 8 hours. Leave the lid tipped to let steam out.

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3Cooked down cherries the next day. That are ready to be blended.

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4Use a hand emersion blender on the cherries. Now, add your sugar, spices and vanilla bean.

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5Split your vanilla bean and remove the seeds. Place the seeds and the bean down into the blended cherries.

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6Cook for another several hours stirring ever so often till the butter becomes a thick consistency. When ready ladle into hot jars and seal.

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7Now, give them a hot water bath for 15 minutes.

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8Place on counter and let cool overnight. Next day, check seals and tighten. Place your labels on jars and store.

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9June 17th, 2014 --- I must share that I used this sour cherry vanilla butter in this recipe I am posting Apple Butter Bars and it was fabulous! I will be making them again & again. I didn't have any apple butter but remembered my cherry butter so I used it instead. It was a perfect match.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tag: Healthy