Nut Butter

Cuisinart original

Compound butters are very versatile and add a nice touch to a number of dishes. The sweeter butters are delicious when spread on toast or served with pancakes, while the more savory ones can enhance the flavor of a steak hot off the grill, or finish a soup before serving. Our list is only a suggestion – use your imagination and play around with your favorite flavors.


Makes ½ cup


½ cup toasted nuts (cashews and walnuts are excellent choices) 8 tablespoons unsalted GOOD quality butter, like Plugra or Kerrygold, room temperature Pinch of sea salt Pinch ground cinnamon (optional)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 teaspoon; based on cashew butter):
Calories 34 (99% from fat) • carb. 0g • pro. 0g • fat 4g • sat. fat 2g
• chol. 10mg • sod. 11mg • calc. 0mg • fiber 0g


1.   Put nuts into the work bowl fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse a few times to chop. Add butter, salt and cinnamon, if using. Process until fully combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape bowl as necessary.

2.   Remove butter from bowl and place on a sheet of waxed paper. With the aid of the paper, form the butter into a log. Roll and wrap well in plastic. Butter can either be refrigerated or frozen.