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Compound Butter

Updated: 5 days ago

Compound butter, or "beurre composé" in French, is butter mixed with ingredients to make a sweet or savory condiment.

homemade Compound Butter recipe

This homemade Compound Butter recipe is super easy to make and has so many uses.

Our blends make it even easier. Just soften a stick of unsalted butter, and whip with 2 teaspoons of The Spice Apothecary's seasoning. Add the compound butter to a sheet of waxed paper and roll up like a log.

Chill for at least 2 hours then slice into desired size medallions.

Compound butter freezes well. Thaw before use.

How to use savory compound butter:

  • Spread on a baguette or Italian bread, wrap in foil and bake at 400 degrees F. until the bread is warmed through and the butter is melted.

  • Spread on toast, muffins, or biscuits

  • Place compound butter medallions under the skin of chicken or turkey before roasting for added flavor and moisture.

  • Place a slice of compound butter on a steak or chop right before serving.

  • Enhance the flavor of veggies, rice, or potatoes.

  • Add to your favorite fish before baking or pan-cooking.

How to use sweet compound butter:

  • Spread on scones, toast or muffins.

  • Add to pancakes or waffles

  • Top a baked sweet potato

The Spice Apothecary blends that work perfectly in a compound butter:

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