This butter is wonderful on corn on the cob and French bread. I make this all summer long, while my basil is growing in the garden.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place basil leaves and garlic in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Add lemon juice, salt, and sugar; pulse to combine. Place butter into basil mixture and process until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

104.7 calories; 0.2 g protein; 0.7 g carbohydrates; 30.5 mg cholesterol; 372.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2013
I love this! I like to use a small cookie scoop or melon baller and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Then I put them into a zip lock bag and store in the freezer. You can take out 1 or 2 as needed. Tastes great on vegetables, in pasta sauce, spread on corn or bread. Yummy! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2015
I must have overprocessed the ingredients because I ended up with green butter. Tasted ok but not very appealing to the eye. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2013
I love this! I like to use a small cookie scoop or melon baller and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Then I put them into a zip lock bag and store in the freezer. You can take out 1 or 2 as needed. Tastes great on vegetables, in pasta sauce, spread on corn or bread. Yummy! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2015
RECIPE GROUP: The lemon came through a little stronger than I had anticipated so next time I would either decrease the lemon or add another pinch of sugar so the flavors complement each other better. Thank you Mommumma! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2013
I liked this but thought the lemon juice was just a bit overpowering. I will probably make it again but cut the lemon juice in half. And yes! It is good on corn on the cob! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2012
I left out the sugar and salt and it is SO good! This keeps really well and for quite a while in the refrigerator. It's good on fresh bread, toast, baked potatoes, steamed veggies and eggs. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2013
I used one clove of garlic no sugar and I didn't use the food processor just finely chopped everything and mixed well. Wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready for use. Served on steaks and homemade garlic bread. Thanks! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2015
Recipe Group Selection: 11 July 2015 We really enjoyed this butter on Italian bread Italian bread broiled and on corn on the cob. I took a hint from Christina regarding the lemon juice and did cut it back. With that suggestion this was perfect. We like the flavor and it is a summer butter that I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2015
I made this exactly as noted. I spread it on crusty Italian bread and make grilled cheese with it. My family won't eat a grilled cheese now unless I use this butter! So perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2013
I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it. My husband ate it like ice cream!I used a cookie scoop to make individual pats that are the perfect size for a single serving. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2013
Like other reviewers I used a little less lemon juice and I left out the salt and sugar. I just had to add a good AllRecipes crossover: I made the Basic Crepes on this site with two tablespoons melted basil butter. Then I got to eat very very yummy mushroom and bacon stuffed herb crepes. I win! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2015
I must have overprocessed the ingredients because I ended up with green butter. Tasted ok but not very appealing to the eye. Read More