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Creamy Strawberry Butter

Creamy strawberry butter is one of the easiest yet most impressive ways to elevate any meal. Even people who don’t typically put butter on their bread love it.

Strawberry butter, bread, and strawberries

The first time I ever had strawberry butter was at a steakhouse my parents took me to when I was a child. Since my mother had never had anything like it, she begged the server to find out the recipe.

To our surprise, the server told my mom right then and there what was in it. Apparently, they made it to order. So the servers often made it right before they brought it to the tables.

Creamy Strawberry Butter Ingredients

You might be surprised to know that the only two essential ingredients are butter and strawberry preserves. The restaurant actually used margarine, but I prefer butter.

Butter, strawberry preserves, and vanilla extract

The other ingredient my mom started adding is vanilla extract. In fact, she did it at my dad’s suggestion to elevate the flavors.

So that’s how I sometimes make it—with butter, strawberry preserves, and a dash of vanilla extract. After you make it with this recipe the first time, you can adjust the amounts to suit your personal taste.

I prefer a lower strawberry-to-butter ratio, but my husband likes more strawberries. So I go back and forth.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make Creamy Strawberry Butter

First, you need for the butter to be at room temperature. Mash it with the tines of a fork.

Mashed butter

If it’s still too firm, you may want to put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds to soften it. Don’t leave it in there much longer, or it will melt.

Next, add the strawberry preserves. Stir it into the butter. If the butter is still too hard, you can put it in the microwave one more time but only for about 5 seconds.

Strawberry preserves and mashed butter in a bowl

Finally, if you want the extra flavor, add a dash of vanilla. This is an unnecessary ingredient, but it adds a little depth of flavor.

Adding vanilla to mashed butter and strawberry preserves

How to Serve It

We like it on bread. However, it’s also delicious on potatoes, meat, and pasta.

Bowl of strawberry butter, slices of bread, and strawberries

If you’re not sure, try a small amount. I bet you come back for more.

More Delicious Recipes

Next time you have company, serve delicious strawberry butter and bread alongside this Italian chicken zucchini casserole. Not only will your guests will feel super special, but also they will probably ask for seconds of everything.

Another recipe that’s good with bread and strawberry butter is this delicious mock Swiss steak. Add a side of rice and some green beans to make mealtime an extraordinary experience.

Then serve these wonderful no-bake chocolate éclair squares for dessert. Or you may prefer this heavenly 2-ingredient peach cake.

If you want to make homemade dinner rolls, try these delicious yeast dinner rolls from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. Another option is this cornbread with creamed corn from Back to My Southern Roots.

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck, Full Plate Thursday, and Meal Plan Monday.

Yield: 8 servings

Creamy Strawberry Butter

Strawberry butter, bread, and strawberries on a plate

Use this creamy strawberry butter on anything you would add butter to for a delicious burst of flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons of strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)


    1. With the tines of a fork, mashed the softened butter. If it isn’t soft enough at room temperature, put it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Don’t leave it in for too long, or it will melt.
    2. Add the strawberry preserves and stir well.
    3. Optional: Add the vanilla extract and stir again.
    4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 30mgSodium 92mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 0g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Wednesday 15th of April 2020

That sounds absolutely delicious! Pinned.


Friday 10th of April 2020

What a great way to make butter extra special! I can't wait to try this.


Thursday 9th of April 2020

That sounds like the perfect accompaniment to hot rolls for Easter! We are delaying our Easter dinner by at least a month this year - will definitely add this to my list of "sides". Thanks!


Thursday 9th of April 2020

I hope you enjoy it!

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