bowl of cubed butter next to a bowl of fresh strawberries surrounded by a kitchen towel

Jam Butter

 

This recipe was shared with us by Chris Wilson from LunaGrown Jams. Chris says: “I use this recipe constantly and sometimes substitute the Jam Butter for fresh herb butter. It’s really very simple and extremely impressive!”

Notes

CHRIS’S ADVICE for JAM, PICNICS, AND BEES!
Since it is that time of year for bees…. Sometimes open jam containers (anything sweet really) attract bees at otherwise fun and elegant functions. Fresh sliced cucumbers (preferably from the Farmer’s Market, not the grocery store) will keep bees at bay. Slice or carve the cucumbers at your intended function, saving the juice as well, and place intermittently on tables or in planters. The scent of the cucumber will keep the bees away. This will not work for heavily perfumed folks.
Chris now has a wonderful book that is available on his site, Beyond the Bread. Grab your hardcopy or digital version today!

Ingredients

  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 5 Tablespoons Jam
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, slowly pour in heavy cream while mixer is running. This will slowly begin to thicken. As it does, add your jam one spoonful at a time and continue to mix, adding a dash of salt (to taste). The cream will begin to solidify leaving a watery substance. When this occurs transfer butter into a cheese cloth and shape as a large softball. Allow to sit for a few hours, or overnight, on top of a measuring cup or such, so that the butter milk drips into the container leaving the butter in the cheese cloth. Chill and serve. You may scoop individual servings by using a melon scoop. The butter milk may be used for other cooking purposes or add it to your flower bed for some beautiful blooms!

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