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Holiday Compound Butters

Add more flavor to festive meals with our seasonal flavored butters.

Photography by: Aaron Dyer
Sugar and Spice, top left; Shallot and Thyme, top; Cranberry and Orange, top right; and Honey and Chipotle, top far right.

Homemade compound butters are a quick way to add more flavor to your holiday meal. Start with a stick of room-temperature unsalted butter, add any of the suggested combinations of ingredients below, roll in plastic wrap, and chill. The logs will keep up to one week in the refrigerator, or several months in the freezer.

Sugar and Spice

Mix in 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice. Spread on toast or saute with pear wedges.


Shallot and Thyme

Mix in 2 tablespoons each chopped fresh thyme leaves and minced shallot. Stir into pastas, soups, or vegetable sautes, or spread on dinner rolls.


Cranberry and Orange

Mix in 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or thawed frozen cranberries and 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest. Add to oatmeal, melt onto pancakes, or spread on turkey sandwiches.


Honey and Chipotle

Mix in 1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle peppers and 2 tablespoons honey. Slather on biscuits or baked sweet potatoes.