Herbed Butter

Sunday, December 20, 2009

This is such a simple idea that I can't believe I've never done this before! I saw this over on Gourmet Mom on the Go and decided to try it for Tadd's family Christmas. I used pesto, but you can use anything (honey, rosemary, chili powder and lime juice, etc). These looks so fancy, but they are so easy! Try it for your holiday meal this week!

Herbed Butter
adaped from Gourmet Mom-on-theGo
(Printable Recipe)

½ c (one stick) butter, softened
1-2 Tbsp pesto

Mix all ingredients with electric mixer until blended.

Spoon into a pastry bag with a large star tip (I use the Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator) or spoon into a ziploc, bagsnip an end off, and you can pipe out small circles or shapes.

Pipe out flowers onto wax paper, return to fridge to harden. Remove just before serving and set on individual plates or a serving platter.


  1. I've got to get me a pastry bag. Yes, this is a great idea and there are so many flavored butters. Thanks for the post Stephanie

  2. Compound butters are so great on top of grilled meat at service but these look even better. Great tip about using a pastry tip!

  3. Fresh orange zest with a little honey to your taste is wonderful on rolls. These flavored butters freeze well also.