Citrus Tea Compound Butter

by Kate on March 2, 2015

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Butter. Such a simple addition to so many wonderful things from breakfast to dinners to baked goods. But what about when you really want butter to be the shining star? That’s when this compound butter recipe comes in. Compound butters are such a beautifully easy way to add so much flavor to a simple piece of toast, baked potatoes and more!

Citrus Tea Compound Butter - FoodBabbles.comThis Citrus Tea Compound Butter is so easy to make and would make your morning english muffin sing and make your waffles swoon. The best part is that compound butters are so unbelievably easy to make! Whip together butter with a handful of simple ingredients, chill and that’s it! It truly doesn’t get any easier than this. Here I combined one of my favorite fragrant citrus teas with honey, lemon zest and orange zest. Whip it all together and you’ve got a special butter for topping whatever your heart desires.

The flavor possibilities with compound butters are truly endless. Add herbs, peppers, different salts, spices, other sweet ingredients. Honestly, whatever you imagine can be churned into an extra special, impressive butter.

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Citrus Tea Compound Butter

30 minutes

Yield: 1 pound

Citrus Tea Compound Butter

Smooth creamy butter churned with lemon, orange, honey and tea for a unique spread.


  • 4 bags of spiced orange tea, I used Mandarin Orange Spice
  • 1/2 pound salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  1. Place 3 tea bags in a mug and cover with 6 ounces boiling water. Cover and steep for 20 minutes then cool completely.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add both butters, honey, lemon zest and orange zest. Open remaining tea bag and crush with a mortar and pestle until very fine. Add to bowl of stand mixer. Add 4 tablespoons brewed cool tea.
  3. Beat ingredients together on high until well combined. Scoop and spread butter into two ramekins, cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight. Alternately, scoop butter onto plastic wrap then roll into a large log or two small logs. Twist ends of plastic wrap to seal and refrigerate overnight.

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