Compound Butter

Compound Butter

Compound butter is a fancy way of saying butter that you’ve flavored. But it also elevates a meal with ease.

Imagine if you were serving fish and had a lemon butter with it. Or how about a Blackened meat that you serve with a spicy butter? This works for all meals. How about at breakfast you serve your pancakes with maple butter. The possibilities are endless. The process is easy!

Compound Butter
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Compound Butter

This is a simple yet awe inspiring trick for your butter.
Course: Everything Else
Cuisine: International
Keyword: butter, compound, flavors


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1-2 Tbs. Flavoring if using liquid
  • 1-2 tsp. Flavoring if using dry
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt


  • This is really simple. Let your butter come to room temperature or at least soft enough to mix.
    You can do this by hand, with a handheld mixer or in a food processor.
  • Once your butter is soft, start adding in your choice of flavors. If you are using a liquid. You want to add a little at a time and let it fully incorporate before adding more. This will help prevent any spills.
    Once you have the flavoring in, add your salt and taste. Adjust for your desired result. Remember it will continue to intensify as it sits together.
  • You can simply put into a ramekin or use candy molds for fun shapes. Let them chill well before removing from molds.
    This is a fun way to elevate your meal. You can use savory flavors or sweet. you can even use fresh or dried herbs to enhance whatever you are serving.

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