This blackberry orange 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!
This blackberry orange honey butter is one of those super simple yet super impressive recipes that
You can top this heavenly butter on your favorite scones, bread, croissants, bagels, french toast or anything else you like!
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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!
It’s a fulltime job trying to keep my family away from my blog food until all the photos have been taken. They keep giving me puppy eyes
Only Four Ingredients
I love that this recipe only has 4 ingredients and what’s even better is that it takes less than five minutes to whip up.
You want to make sure that your butter is softened but not melted so that it can be whipped.
The orange zest gives this butter an incredible citrus flavor burst that I love!
Raw Organic Honey and Honey Substitute
I love honey! I use it in my cooking all the time. I only buy “raw organic honey” to ensure that the bees are not getting their nectar from flowers that have been sprayed with pesticides. Honey has an amazing amount of nutrition and health benefits when it’s in its “raw” state.
When you’re at the store, you’ll find solid raw honey and liquid raw honey. For this recipe, you’ll need the liquid raw honey so that it will whip up nicely with the butter.
If you’re on a budget, you can, of course, use regular honey too.
If you don’t love the taste of honey, you can always substitute it for 2 Tablespoons of sugar or 2 Tablespoons of sifted powdered sugar.
You can read more about raw and organic honey in this article right here.
Whip the Butter and Orange Zest
Whip up the butter until it becomes light and fluffy and then add the orange zest until it’s evenly combined. I happened to get ahead of myself and added the orange zest with the butter before whipping the butter and it turned out fine like that too.
Add the honey or sugar
Beat the butter after adding the honey until well blended
Scrape the bowl
Add the Blackberries
Beat until Blackberries are evenly blended in with the butter mixture
Remove from bowl and refrigerate
You can serve the butter immediately after whipping. However, I found that putting the butter in the fridge for about 20 minutes after whipping allowed the flavors to marinade together more and the flavor was enhanced.
Serve and enjoy!
Click here for the Blackberry Apricot Scone recipe shown in this post.
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- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- zest of one orange
- Add softened butter to stand mixer with paddle attachment and whip butter until it becomes light and fluffy.
- 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 purle 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!
- You can store the butter in a glass jar for up to 4 weeks.
- Take the butter out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 61mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g