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March 2006
Updated May 2009

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cheese-Butter-Yogurt

Flavored Butter Recipes

Page 3: Sweet Butters

 

 

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Sweet Butters

Sweet butters are delicious on breakfast foods: toast, bagels, muffins, pancakes, waffles et al. They also are delicious on crackers or biscuits for snacks or tea.

Brandy Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Makes 3/4 cup
Muffin

First cream the butter until light and fluffy; then beat in the sugar a little at a time. When the mixture is very white and frothy, beat in the brandy and vanilla.

Chocolate Butter

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted after measuring*
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, optional
  • Makes  1 cup

*You can reduce the sugar for a less sweet butter.

Cinnamon Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup honey (substitute superfine sugar if you don’t like honey)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (you can add more to taste)
  • Makes 1.5 cups

Cranberry Butter

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (optional)
  • Makes 1.5 cups

Great for pancakes and waffles.

Waffles

Ginger Orange Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade, melted over low heat
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Honey Butter

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • Makes 1.5 cups

Honey Vanilla Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Makes 1.5 cups

First cream the butter with the honey. Slowly add the whipping cream, beating constantly until the mixture is fluffy. Then add the vanilla.

Maple Butter

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

A delight at breakfast.

Croissants

Mint Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Try this with chocolate bread or muffins.

Orange Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Pecan Butter

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Strawberry Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup puréed strawberries or 2 tablespoons of strawberry preserves (not jelly or jam)
  • Raisin Bread1 tablespoon confectioners sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel or 1
    teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Makes 1 cup

*We prefer this butter less sweet, but more sugar can be added based on personal preference and the amount of sweetness in the strawberries or preserves.

Photo by Ivan Freaner.

 

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