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Special Butter Spreads

April 20, 2011

I found three easy peezy butter-spread recipes . I know. I know. How could butter be any better? Try one of these recipes and you’ll find out.

Lemon-Herb Butter

Delicious with fish or chicken!

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

  • YIELD: Makes about 1/2 cup
  • HANDS-ON:5 MINUTES
  • TOTAL:5 MINUTES
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

* Stir together butter, lemon zest, chives, oregano, and parsley.

Walnut-Honey Butter

A touch of sweet!Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

  • YIELD: Makes about 3/4 cup
  • HANDS-ON:5 MINUTES
  • TOTAL:25 MINUTES
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Preparation

* Bake walnuts at 350° in a single layer in a pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through. Cool 15 minutes. Stir together butter, honey, and walnuts.

Blackberry Butter

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

  • YIELD: Makes about 3/4 cup
  • HANDS-ON:5 MINUTES
  • TOTAL:5 MINUTES
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons blackberry preserves

Preparation

* Stir together butter and blackberry preserves.

Source: Southern Living APRIL 2011

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