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Cranberries are not just for baking.  Add a splash of color to your Thanksgiving table with this tempting recipe.

1 cup butter

1 cup fresh cranberries

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon minced fresh sage

1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until cranberries are macerated evenly into the butter.  Use a spatula to scrape down sides of processor bowl or between pulses.  Chill.  Makes 2 cups (serves 24).

Other uses – Once the butter is prepared, smear it on the turkey before roasting, the turkey become a deep burgundy-color.  It is also great on bread, vegetables or pancakes.

From – Relish, November 2012, page 5.