February 07, 2006

Forget Peanut Butter and Jelly, move up to Cashew Butter with Dried Cranberries

Y'all, this is good! I love this because it is a simple upgrade from the plain old peanut butter and jelly and is a nice little surprise since cashews are used instead of peanuts. This spread is also so easy to make; and since you are making the cashew butter yourself, it is super fresh.

I serve this cashew butter as a sandwich, or on its own with some baguette slices on the side. I also love it just on its own on a spoon! When I came up with this idea, I originally thought it would need some honey but all it needs are the nuts and cranberries. So the ingredients list is small, but here you go:

  • 1/2 pound unsalted cashews (make sure they are unsalted!)
  • Handful of dried cranberries
  1. Place the unsalted cashew nuts in a food processor and let run until a cashew butter is formed. It will take a little while (5-10 minutes) so don't fret if yours does not seem to be turning into a butter! The nuts will go from being chopped, to a grain-like consistency, to a ball, then to butter.
  2. Transfer the cashew butter to a bowl and add the dried cranberries. Mix well.

Damn that was easy and yet it will be such a crowd pleaser!

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Anonymous Kate said...

Even I can make that. It sounds delicious!

11:37 AM  

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