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Red Currant Butter

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Makes spread for 12 mini sandwiches| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons red currant jam or preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place the butter in a small bowl. Add the jam and salt and mash with a wooden spoon until combined. Chill the butter until needed, but allow it to come to room temperature before spreading.
By December, 2004

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 95Calories From Fat 84%
  • Calcium 3mg
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Cholesterol 24mg
  • Fat 9g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Protein 0mg
  • Sat Fat 6g
  • Sodium 29mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.