Orange Honey Butter Recipe
This orange honey butter is perfect on cornbread alongside chili but also makes a great edible gift!
Today’s recipe is simple but it is an important one. You want this orange honey butter in your life. Not only would it liven up a dry piece of toast at breakfast, but it’s going to come in extra handy at Christmas. Whether it be for a Christmas brunch (spread it on a blueberry muffin and live happily ever after) or for a Christmas Eve fancy-pants dinner (butter up some fresh bread to go with that holiday ham), it has festivities written all over it.
This butter was made to shine. Made to brighten up a dull piece of bread or muffin. MADE for Christmas time. And every other time.
Not only would it be marrrrrrvelous on a dinner or brunch table, it would be a fantastic gift! Edible gifts are so much fun to give and this one is no different. Literally takes 5 minutes to make, then all you have to do is package it in a pretty jar and give! Pair it with a homemade loaf of bread for bonus points.
Or if you’re reading this a bit later and gift giving season has passed (although I argue it should go all year long), consider bringing this with a meal for new parents after they bring home a new bundle of joy. I recently did that for someone at our church and I humbly (ha) think that it was the perfect addition to their chili and cornbread. Chili and cornbread…kind of boring (although it was vegetarian quinoa chili). Chili, cornbread and orange honey butter? Waaaay better.
This is the kind of thing that requires very little effort but has a big results. These are my favorite kinds of things, people.
All you do is mix honey, butter, and orange zest. That’s it! If you want, you can even take a crappy picture of it in front of your fireplace and put it on your blog and rave about it. But that’s totally optional.
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- zest of one large orange
- 2 tablespoons honey
Blend ingredients together using fork. Store in the fridge but soften before use.
A few serving suggestions: On cornbread, warm toast, blueberry muffins or pumpkin bread.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 30mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 4g Protein: 0g
Husband’s take: First reaction was, “It’s a little bizarre for me.” (TOTAL traditionalist.) But I saw him sneaking a little more on his cornbread. I’m onto him.
Changes I would make: Nada.
Difficulty: SO easy.
Want to try out some more fancy-pants butters? (AKA compound butters) Try these: Vanilla Bean Whipped Butter, Cranberry Cinnamon Honey Butter, Pumpkin Honey Whipped Butter, Garlic Herb Compound Butter from Center Cut Cook, or Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter from FoodieCrush.