Compound Butter Recipes

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Sun-dried Tomato Butter

Rating: 4.89 stars
Use this flavorful butter in place of plain butter to make gravy, or place directly on top of cooked steaks.

Tarragon Butter

Rating: 4.22 stars
I use this instead of a sauce for roast beef and steaks. It can be made ahead of time, so prep can be cut at dinner time. It will last for several days in the refrigerator.

Sweet Butter

Rating: 4.33 stars
A sweet and spiced, simple-to-make butter spread. Goes perfect on cornbread, pancakes, even toast! Spread it onto warm cornbread and watch it melt!

Pumpkin Honey Butter

Rating: 4.17 stars
This is a super yummy honey butter that is great on just about anything! Try it on pancakes, or rolls at Thanksgiving dinner!

Garlic Butter

Rating: 4.66 stars
Sometimes the basics are the best! I've used this simple recipe for years to make garlic bread, and any leftovers go great on barbequed steaks, pasta, rice or potatoes. You can use any butter or margarine you like. Also, fresh or minced garlic in a jar works well. Adjust the amount of garlic to your taste.

How to Make Homemade Butter

Rating: 4.58 stars
We're going to do our own handmade butter, using just cold, heavy cream. It's done with no heavy equipment at all, just good old-fashioned arm power. It's the original elbow grease!

Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Butter

Rating: 4.79 stars
A butter spread that gives great flavor to sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, French toast, plain toast, pancakes, or waffles. Keep butter covered and refrigerated between uses.

Whipped Honey Butter

Rating: 4.79 stars
Easy to make, yummy to eat! Add 1 teaspoon of grated orange peel for breakfast or brunch.

Homemade Honey Butter

Rating: 4.79 stars
Honey butter is very good on homemade white bread. I ate and made this many times as a girl. You may also use peanut butter instead of butter. Delicious!

Maple Butter

Rating: 4.69 stars
This sweet and creamy butter is great on sweet potatoes, waffles, and French toast. This butter is the only way I can get my husband to eat sweet potatoes!

Basil Butter

Rating: 4.67 stars
Delicious basil flavored butter recipe. I love this tossed into hot pasta or on grilled veggies and corn on the cob.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Rating: 4.51 stars
This is a creamy honey-cinnamon treat, and is absolutely wonderful on toast, bagels, muffins, pancakes, waffles.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Spread
Rating: Unrated
Best homemade Nutella® spread ever with no preservatives. You can add honey and cocoa powder to taste a bit more or less, not essential.
Lemon Herb Butter
Rating: Unrated
This was an accidental compound butter that is refreshing and delicious on rolls, stuffed into the skin of a turkey before cooking, or added to steamed vegetables.

Dill Butter

Rating: 4.43 stars

My soon to be mother-in-law told me about this. It's great on toast and perfect for cooked carrots and potatoes. The addition of the oil makes it soft and spreadable.