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Honey Butter

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Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Honey and butter go together like bees and honey! It is a natural pairing, and the butter brings out the other nuances of flavor in the honey. This simple butter will enhance everything that benefits from a little bit of sweetness.

NotesGood for Seasoning: Grilled fruit (bananas, mango, pineapple); grilled bread; pork; chicken

Makes1 log (½ cup)

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturebuttery, fruity, sweet

Type of DishCondiments, butter sauce

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange blossom honey
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Zest of ½ small orange

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash or stir the butter with a fork until it is smooth and slightly fluffy. Add the sugar, honey, salt, and zest. Mix together, mashing with the back of the fork to make sure all the ingredients are incorporated. Taste for seasoning and adjust if desired.

  2. On a piece of plastic wrap or parchment, drop the butter in spoonfuls to form a log. Roll the butter in plastic wrap and smooth out to form a round log about 1½ inches in diameter. Refrigerate until hard and easy to cut into pieces. The butter will keep, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and in the freezer for up to 1 month.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar to this simple butter for a nice variation. You can also add ¼ cup no-sugar-added preserves to flavor it. I love mixing it with blueberry preserves for a sweet-tart butter.

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