Rhubarb Orange Butter

2012 June 1

Orange Rhubarb Butter





















Fruit butters are a beautiful thing.  You get a powerful punch of intense flavour, perfect for spreading on toast or layering with whipped cream or mascarpone, or spreading over almond or peanut butter, or serving hot over ice cream…. with the advantage of a fraction of the sugar. This year I am switching over to butters.  Jam is fine, but, the sugar I really don’t need. Its flavour I want! 

Rhubarb butter is a power-pack of flavour.  Its sweet enough to eat on its own (um… in giant scoopfuls…) but of course I would neeever do that. *bats eyelashes*

You have a wonderful spicy kick from the ginger, and it is balanced by the citrus of the orange.  The honey (vegans: use maple syrup, agave or other liquid sweetener)  evens out the acidity of the rhubarb, so you end up with a nicely balanced spread….

Orange Rhubarb Butter



Orange Rhubarb Butter

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7 Responses
  1. June 6, 2012

    hi valerie! if it sbubbling alot, i’ll ocver it or put a screen on top so it doesn’t splatter too much :)

  2. Valerie permalink
    June 5, 2012

    Another rhubarb recipe! Great. Do you cover the pot or not? I am trying it now… We’ll see.

  3. August 30, 2011

    oh thank you so much Ricki- you are so very gracious for all your comments. thank you. :D
    I LOVE you wellness weekends- i hope you continue to do something similar through the fall and winter- it really inspires me to make sure i keep coming out with new recipes and i love the variety of great submission.

  4. August 29, 2011

    I love fruit butters! This is gorgeous, and I bet the flavors work perfectly together. Such an appealing way to use rhubarb! Thanks so much for submitting to Wellness Weekend this week! :)

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