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sour cherry vanilla butter

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Kimberly Biegacki
Canfield, OH

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! I found this recipe on: It was a wonderful tuturial and super easy to follow. Hope you enjoy.

★★★★★ 5
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For sour cherry vanilla butter

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

How To Make sour cherry vanilla butter

  • 1
    Start with a large bucket of pitted sour cherries.
  • 2
    Fill crockpot with cherries and enough water to almost cover cherries. Cook overnight for 8 hours. Leave the lid tipped to let steam out.
  • 3
    Cooked down cherries the next day. That are ready to be blended.
  • 4
    Use a hand emersion blender on the cherries. Now, add your sugar, spices and vanilla bean.
  • 5
    Split your vanilla bean and remove the seeds. Place the seeds and the bean down into the blended cherries.
  • 6
    Cook for another several hours stirring ever so often till the butter becomes a thick consistency. When ready ladle into hot jars and seal.
  • 7
    Now, give them a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
  • 8
    Place on counter and let cool overnight. Next day, check seals and tighten. Place your labels on jars and store.
  • 9
    June 17th, 2014 --- I must share that I used this sour cherry vanilla butter in this recipe I am posting 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.