How to Make Compound Butter

Compound butter sounds extremely fancy and hard to make. In reality, it is extremely simple to prepare and will enhance any meal. They are made by mixing softened butter with different herbs and flavors. The butter is formed into a log and chilled until firm. Sweet or savory, the flavor options are endless. We’ve put together three compound butter recipes that will be a delicious addition to any holiday menu.

Garlic and Herb Compound Butter

Garlic and herb butter is great on dinner rolls and vegetables. Dabs of butter can be placed under the skin of Thanksgiving turkey before roasting to enhance moisture and flavor. Very versatile, this herb butter is delicious on steak and chicken too. It’s filled with fresh parsley, rosemary, thyme, and sage. Minced garlic, along with a touch of lemon juice, helps to balance the flavors.

Click here for the Garlic and Herb Compound Butter recipe.

Cranberry Orange Pecan Compound Butter

Cranberries, orange, and pecan are flavors associated with Thanksgiving … and together they make an amazing compound butter. It’s fantastic on all kinds of bread like biscuits, rolls, croissants, or brioche. But, it’s also delicious on pancakes, waffles or french toast for breakfast. This compound butter is sweet, tangy, and nutty.

Click here for the Cranberry Orange Pecan Compound Butter recipe.

Maple Bacon Compound Butter

Everything is better with bacon… including butter. Try this on pancakes, waffles or french toast for a pop of flavor with breakfast. Smeared on a hot dinner roll or biscuit, this compound butter is heavenly. Sweet and savory, this is so amazing you’re going to be finding recipes to include this in.

Click here for the Maple Bacon Compound Butter recipe.

Serve one or all three of these compound butters on your holiday table. They will elevate the meal and no one needs to know how incredibly easy they were to make. That will be our little secret.


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