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Going strawberry picking as a kid signaled two things for me: spring was coming, and my mom was going to cut and freeze the strawberries we picked to eat on throughout the year. I’ll never forget the year that she insisted on getting into canning them for jellies. This is why I know as much as I do about Ball jars, and something or the other about sealing the tops with a special pressure pot that she boiled them in.
Listen, I’m not there yet… at least not with the canning part, but we have strawberry picked, and I’ve had the kids clean and store them in freezer bags for smoothies and such. One of her recipes to quickly make use of our
Even with a strawberry patch right down the road, our strawberries in Georgia aren’t quite ripe for picking, however Florida strawberries are in season, and popping up in our grocery stores!
If you live in a cold climate you already know locally grown fruits and produce are only available at certain times of the year. Fresh from Florida farmers offer us the luxury of having fresh produce year-round. When I saw strawberries in the store recently, for some reason I thought of my mother’s strawberry butter recipe and thought I’d give it a whirl.
This recipe is super simple. Butter is involved… a whole cup to be exact. Then there are strawberries and honey. That’s it.
- 8 Sliced Strawberries
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1 Cup Softened Butter
- Beat softened butter on high until fluffy. Will take about 2-3 minutes depending on how soft it is.Smash strawberries with a fork while beating the butter.Once the butter is fluffy, pour the strawberries in. Include the juice if there is any.Once the strawberries are well mixed with the butter, add in the honey and beat for another 2-3 minutes.Once the mixture is fully mixed, add to a jar and store in the refrigerator.
Strawberry butter can be used on a number of things. I prefer it with breakfast, it melts beautifully on a warm croissant, bagel, or piece of toast. That’s the thing about strawberries, their sweetness makes them great for a multitude of things. The Fresh from Florida site has some simple and tasty recipes that I can’t wait to try.
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