Orange-Maple Butter

Compound butters are very versatile and add a nice touch to a number of dishes. This sweet butter is delicious when spread on any number of the preceding waffles, but it’s also perfect for dressing up a piece of toast.


Makes ½ cup


8     tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted, GOOD quality butter,
room temperature,cut into 1-inch pieces
2     tablespoons maple syrup
       zest of 1 large orange(about 1 tablespoon grated)
1     pinch kosher salt

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):
Calories 114 (87% from fat) • carb. 4g• pro. 0g • fat 11g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 30mg• sod. 18mg • calc. 6mg • fiber 0g


1. Put all ingredients into the work bowl of a
mini chopper fitted with the chopping blade,
or food processor. Process until fully
combined, about 30 seconds, stopping to
scrape down as needed.
2. Remove butter from the 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 wrap. Butter can either be
refrigerated, if using within 2 weeks,
or frozen up to 1 month.