If you’ve ever wondered how to make whipped flavored honey butter from scratch, then this post is for you! This Blackberry Orange Honey Butter is sweet, creamy, and bursting with a citrusy-orange flavor that will make your taste buds come alive! Sweet flavored butter is one of those super simple yet super impressive recipes that are perfect to whip up for breakfast or brunch!
Post Updated: April, 2020
Blackberry Orange Honey Butter
This easy to make, homemade flavored honey butter recipe takes butter to a whole nother level! It’s absolutely delicious! I’m not one to ever complain about plain ole butter. I love slathering it on my bread any chance I get, but this butter appeals to the side of me that loves sweet things! Which is a very big side of me!
What Can You Eat with Blackberry Orange Honey Butter?
- Dinner rolls
And so much more!
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I made these blackberry apricot scones the day before I made this blackberry orange honey butter. And, although my husband and girls got to taste them, let me tell you that it was so hard trying to keep my family away from the scones long enough for me to make the butter and take pictures! They kept asking me, “Can I have one now?” Lol!
Do I really need a “DO NOT EAT” sign in my own fridge? It turns out, I do!
Only Four Ingredients to Make Blackberry Orange Honey Butter
I love that this recipe only has 4 ingredients! What’s even better is that it takes less than five minutes to whip up.
Let’s go over the ingredients for this recipe!
- Butter: You can use salted on unsalted butter. If you use unsalted butter, add a small pinch of salt. This really brings out the flavor! You’ll want to make sure that your butter is softened to room temperature, but not melted so that it can be whipped.
- Blackberries: I’m using fresh blackberries, but I don’t see why you can’t use frozen blackberries. It should turn out fine. Just be sure to thaw out the frozen blackberries before adding.
- Honey: Liquid honey is the best for this recipe as it blends well. If you only have a solid type of honey, place it in the microwave for a few seconds so that it becomes a little bit more liquid.
- Orange Zest: The zest of one orange adds an incredible citrus flavor! It gives you the orange flavor without having all that liquid from the juice of an orange. See images below on how to zest an orange. I’m using a rasp grater. You can also the fine-side of a box cheese grater to do this.
How to Zest an Orange
Using a rasp grater or box cheese grater, grate the outer peel of an orange going in a top to bottom motion. Be sure to only grate the outer orange part and not the white pith underneath. The white pith is bitter and you don’t what a bitter flavor in your blackberry orange honey butter!
Can You Make This Flavored Blackberry Orange Honey Butter Ahead?
Yes, you can make this flavored butter a few days in advance! It’s best to store flavored butter in a glass jar with a lid and stored in the fridge until ready to use.
How Long Does Blackberry Orange Honey Butter Last?
Blackberry orange honey butter can last up to 1 week in the refrigerator and up to one month in the freezer. Thaw frozen honey butter overnight in the fridge or put it out on the counter and bring it to room temperature slowly. This should take about 1-3 hours depending on the weather.
If you don’t love the taste of honey, you can always substitute it for 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar or 2 Tablespoons of sifted powdered sugar.
How to Make Blackberry Orange Honey Butter
Step 1: Whip the Butter and Orange Zest – whip butter until it becomes light and fluffy. Then add the orange zest until it’s evenly combined.
Step 2: Add the Honey or Sugar – then whip the butter until well blended.
Step 3: Add Blackberries – scrape the bowl and then add blackberries.
Step 4: Whip – until blackberries are evenly blended in with the butter mixture.
Serve & Enjoy!
Note: You can serve the butter immediately after whipping. However, I found that putting the butter in the fridge for about 15 minutes after whipping allowed the flavors to marinade together more and the flavor was enhanced.
Click here for this Blackberry Apricot Scones Recipe!
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- 3/4 cups (1 and 1/2 sticks) salted butter, softened to room temperature. See notes if using unsalted butter
- 3/4 cups fresh blackberries
- 3 tablespoons honey
- zest of one orange
- Add softened room temperature butter and a small pinch of salt to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and whip butter until it becomes light and fluffy. About 1 minute.
- Add the orange zest and the honey and beat until combined.
- Add in the blackberries and blend until all ingredients are combined and blackberries have been evenly distributed and have made the butter turn a gorgeous purple color.
- Scoop blackberry orange butter into a small bowl and pop it into the refrigerator for 20 minutes for the flavors to marinade together (I found this to enhance the flavors).
- Serve and enjoy!
- If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt. This will bring out the flavor more.
- You can store the butter in a glass jar and in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- To freeze the butter, scoop it onto some plastic wrap and roll it into a log. Then wrap the butter in some foil to protect from freezer burn. Store in the freezer for up to 1 month. To defrost, place on the kitchen countertop for 1 to 3 hours. Or place in the fridge and let it slowly defrost overnight.
- Take the butter out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g