Compound Butter

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Compound Butter Compound Butter

Compound butter makes a great gift.  Use your favorite fresh herbs and spices. The possibilities are endless.

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 sticks butter, room temperature
4 tablespoons, any combination of chopped fresh herbs, citrus zest, fresh berries and spices





In a small mixing bowl use a spatula to mix together the butter and your favorite herb and spice mixture.  Store in a sealed container.
Paula’s Favorite Combinations: 

Lemon Dill Butter (using lemon zest and fresh chopped dill) cut a piece to melt over broiled fish.
Blackberry Lemon Butter (using fresh smashed blackberries and lemon zest) put some on your morning biscuit.
Honey Butter (using fresh local honey) perfect on pancakes, biscuits and dinner rolls.
Michael’s Hot Butter (using adobo sauce) perfect on cornbread.

Paula’s Gift Packaging Tips:  I like to save my old jam jars and fill them with a special compound butter. I tie a ribbon around the lid and attach a tag with the name of the recipe on it. 

This recipe is one of our Gifts from the Kitchen. Click here to see other Gifts from the Kitchen.

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Reader Comments:


how well do these keep? do you have to refrigerate them after processing? how long do they keep?

By Puddin Pop on December 06, 2011


Does this have to be refrigerated?

By Gretchen on October 20, 2011


Last year I gave out these as Christmas gifts. They turned out delicious. This year they all want the same thing but in larger jars. Thank you Mrs.Deen. Veronica

By Veronica Haley on March 17, 2011


By Anonymous on December 08, 2009

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