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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#HandcraftedEdibles2015: Lavender Blueberry Butter

This amazing fruit butter is made in the crockpot, so all you have to do is... pretty much nothing!  I make it a couple of days before I want to give it, and I don't process in the waterbath.  I just make sure everyone knows that it will last about three weeks.  I was inspired by this blueberry lavender butter found here at 52 Kitchen Adventures.

Lavender Blueberry Butter

8 c pureed blueberries (fresh)
1 T dried culinary lavender
1 lemon, zested
2 c sugar
cheesecloth to tie up the lavender

Place pureed blueberries in slow cooker. turn to low. Place lavender in some cheesecloth and tie shut. After 1 hour stir blueberry puree. Add lavender. Prop open lid and continue cooking on low, stirring occasionally. After 4 more hours, add lemon zest and sugar to taste. Remove lid and cook on high for 1 hour. Remove  lavender. Place fruit in food processor and process to desired consistency. Pour into clean jars and refrigerate until ready to give.

Doesn't it just sound lovely?  I think it would be a perfect gift for a favorite aunt or grandmother.  What a delightful treat on cream cheese biscuits!


You can get these killer labels for free by heading to The Paper Mama blog.  Darling stuff she has!  If you'd like my simple labels, you can get them, here.  My labels fit the wide mouth jars.

In an effort to make all of her holiday gifts this year, Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla invited some of her favorite foodie bloggers to share recipes for hand-crafted edibles. Over the course of twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes for all your homemade holiday gifts. Hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.

This week, we're sharing recipes for delicious jams and jellies.

Thanks to these inspiring gals for these jam and jelly treats:

  • Amy at Amy's Cooking Adventures  shared Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Jam

  • Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes made TomatoBacon Jam

  • Nichole, the Cookaholic Wife, posted her Honey Lemon Apple Jam

  • Lauren at Sew You Think You Can Cook cooked up Concord Grape Jelly

  • Terri of Christmas Tree Lane created Blueberry Lavender Butter

  • Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm made Jalapeno Jelly

  • Camilla, Culinary Adventures with Camilla, shared a spicy jar of Apple Jalapeño Jam
  • Next week, check back for our recipes for pickles. Or check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

    Would you like to comment?

    1. I am a sucker for anything lavender. Love this! And your labels are adorable.

    2. Ahh! That sounds so amazing!! :)

    3. What a beautiful recipe, the wheels are already spinning with the countless ways to use it!

    4. I absolutely neeeeed to try this!


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