Flavored Butter 3 Ways

Use these easy flavored compound butters to enhance everything from pancakes to roast chicken!

3 different flavored butters to jazz up everything from morning pancakes to roast chicken!

I first discovered flavored butters in culinary school. We topped a pork chop with a dollop of chipotle butter, and then later used leftovers to infuse flavor into roasted carrots and even steamed rice. It was then that I realized what a secret weapon flavored butter can be.

If you’re anything like me, you’re already using a lot of butter in your kitchen. And taking a few minutes now to make a batch or two of compound butter makes it easy to add a boost of flavor to recipes later.

These are my current top 3 flavors— cranberry orange, cinnamon honey, and lemon herb. The sweet butters are my favorite (naturally) and are amazing spread onto toast, pancakes, and muffins. The lemon herb butter is amazing too, and I love to use it on meat, veggies, pasta, and even scrambled eggs.

3 different flavored butters to jazz up everything from morning pancakes to roast chicken!

3 different flavored butters to jazz up everything from morning pancakes to roast chicken!

Tips for making flavored compound butter

  • Start with really good salted butter. Since butter is the main ingredient, you don’t want to skimp!
  • For easiest mixing, make sure your butter is at room temperature. Get it out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before you need to use it, or see my tips on how to bring butter to room temperature quickly.
  • Flavored butters store very well! Keep in the fridge for several weeks and in the freezer for several months. To freeze, dump on a sheet of plastic wrap and use the wrap to shape in a long. Twist ends to seal and place in a zipped plastic bag.
  • Feel free to create your own flavor combinations with complimentary flavors. Other suggestions are pumpkin honey, spicy lime cilantro, lemon garlic, and sun-dried tomato and olive. But the possibilities are endless!

3 different flavored butters to jazz up everything from morning pancakes to roast chicken!

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Flavored Compound Butter

3 recipes for delicious flavored butters. Spread the sweet butters on bread and pancakes; use the savory butter to enhance meat and veggies!

Ingredients

Cranberry orange butter:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (113 grams), softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (57 grams), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (30 grams)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon honey butter:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (113 grams), softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey (80 grams)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ,per your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Lemon herb butter:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (113 grams), softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup chopped mix of fresh herbs, like parsley, chives, thyme (15 grams)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In 3 separate bowl, combine all of the ingredients for each flavor combination using a spoon or fork.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for a few weeks.
  • To freeze, dump onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a log, twisting the edges on either side. Place in a freezer plastic bag and store in the freezer for several months.
  • Spread cranberry orange butter and cinnamon honey butter on toast, biscuits, pancakes, muffins, etc. Spread lemon herb butter on sandwiches, meats before roasting, or use a finisher for meats, vegetables, and sauces.

Nutrition

Calories: 1006kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 92g, Saturated Fat: 58g, Cholesterol: 244mg, Sodium: 1588mg, Potassium: 38mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 3015IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1mg

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