Three Compound Butter Recipes + Giveaway {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Three Compound Butter Recipes

To have great success while cooking, you must start with the best ingredients possible.  This is true whether we’re talking about anything from a fresh tomato to pasta, and of course, to butter!  I’ve been using Kerrygold butter for the past year or so — and don’t foresee using another butter in the near future.

Kerrygold Irish ButterSo creamy, so rich, and so delicious!  (Learn more about this beautiful Irish butter and other Kerrygold products here.) I really want you to taste this butter, so I’m going to give you some!  Well, the winner of my Kerrygold Butter Giveaway, that is.  (Please see the giveaway details below.)

So let’s create with this butter, shall we?

While spreading plain butter on bread is delicious, compound butters are interesting, impressive and can be even more delicious.  (A compound butter is simply a butter that has had other flavors added to it.)

Compound Butter RecipesMeyer Lemon-Dill Butter * Spiced Chai Butter * Smoky Tomato Butter

Compound Butter RecipesThese butters are fantastic on breads, bagels, pasta, fish, chicken, and the list goes on.

Just look around your pantry to see what you might like to blend into your butter and spread on your bread for your next get together.

Compound Butter Recipes: Smoky Tomato, Meyer Lemon-Dill & Spiced Chai
Prep time
Total time
Serves: Makes about ⅓ cup per recipe
Smoky Tomato Butter
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Meyer Lemon-Dill Butter
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Spiced Chai Butter
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon golden brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon each: ground cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger
For all three recipes:
  1. Be sure the butter is at room temperature and is very soft.
  2. Add the softened butter to a small bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Use a small spoon to mix until it's completely smooth.
  4. With the exception of the Spiced Chai recipe, season to taste with salt and pepper.
Not sure exactly how to season to taste? Here's how.

And now for the Kerrygold Butter Giveaway!

(March 26, 2013-Update: This giveaway is now closed — thank you all for your participation, and congratulations, Deborah!)

Kerrygold Irish ButterThis isn’t a sponsored post, I love this butter & it’s  from me personally, as a gift to you!

•    You have a chance to win 2 -pounds of Kerrygold Butter (1 unsalted, and 1 salted).
•    There will be 1 winner.
•    The winner of the contest will be selected at
•    The winner will be notified via email, & have 2 days to respond.  If I don’t hear from you, a new winner will be chosen.
•    The giveaway is open until through the end of the day, Monday, March 25, 2013.
•    You must have a mailing address in the U.S. to win.

Please leave me a comment below about these butter recipes or anything foodie.  And if you’d like, you can leave a separate comment for each of the steps you do that are listed below. You can just leave one comment or many comments.  It’s up to you!
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  1. Susan says

    Hi! Thank you for the chance to try this great-looking butter. I already follow you on FB and receive your emails. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes!

  2. Christian Trueman says

    Liked, loved, pinned, and shared! (Though I don’t have a twitter account). Thanks for loving real butter. I will definitely be trying the spiced chai butter on some toast. Yum!

  3. Mimi Avocado says

    Love Kerrygold butter! After Camp Blogaway I was surprised to see it available in local stores…just hadn’t noticed it before. I’m excited to try your compound butters…

  4. Poopsey Marie says

    KerryGold is absolutely yummy! Reminds me of the homemade butter my grandmother made with cream from her grass-fed cows. There’s nothing else like it for sure. Love your site and wonderful recipes!

  5. colleen says

    The Myer lemon dill butter sounds soooo good! I am just picturing it melting a freshly steamed lobster and shrimp…..mmmmm

  6. Ttrockwood says

    We only buy kerrygold butter! Seriously the best value for my money. I love a compound butter for steamed artichokes or on asparagus.
    Liked you on fb (teri)

  7. Denny Felizzi says

    Thank you for the chance to try this product. I have wanted to try this for some time now,but never get around to buying it. I ALWAYS use real butter when i cook and bake.I bake in a restaurant 3 days a week,and at home almost as much. Real butter is always close at hand.

  8. Linda S. says

    I bought Kerry gold butter, but haven’t tried it yet; am anxious to do so tomorrow, especially if I make Irish soda bread. The Meyer lemon dill butter sounds wonderful.

  9. gina lovejoy says

    I joined the email – thank you I always need help with cooking. Liked on face book pined on pinterest, oh and printed the compound recipes for this weekends family get together. Thanks for the great ideas.

  10. jacquie says

    i don’t normally make compound butters but i would love to win the butter for baking,

    fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

  11. Cheryl Yost says

    Love your emails and site. I would love to receive your giveaway. I love to cook. Thank you for all your great recipes.

    • valentina says

      Frankie, most butters will keep nicely for about a month in the refrigerator, and up to 6 months in the freezer. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  12. Jeffrey says

    The Smoky Tomato Butter sounds really good but I would like to make some Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with the Kerrygold. Thanks for the opportunity to score some!

  13. karen says

    Love these recipes, they look perfect for embellishing simple veggies. I’m thinking the smoky tomato on grilled corn, the lemon on asparagus, the chai on a baked sweet potato…

  14. Kristen m says

    I’ve never tried kerrygold, but I swear all my foodie friends on Facebook rave about it all the time,so I’m quite curious!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  15. Cynthia C says

    The food writer at out local paper just wrote an article about butter and raved about Kerry Gold. Now I want to try it.

  16. Jill says

    I absolutely LOVE your website and I do follow you on facebook! I agree with you on the Kerrygold butter as well – I recently found it and tried it and I am hooked! The flavor is amazing and I will not go back to regular butter, ever! 🙂

    • valentina says

      I totally agree Katherine — I LOVE spreading the salted Kerrygold on a warm, toasted onion bagel. YUM!

  17. Derk Thomas says

    The butter recipes sound good, but your article on seasoning to taste was very good and I now understand what they are talking about.

  18. Madeline says

    I’ve been reading about a strange recipe called bulletproof coffee, in which you actually add butter. I’d love to try it with this!

  19. Amy L says

    I LOVE Kerrygold butter! The Chai compound butter recipe sounds like it would be yummy on banana bread, or muffins, or my fingers : )

  20. Amy L says

    I now follow you on Pinterest. Your “What I’ve been baking” board looks interesting. My Pinterest user name is Amy Leach.

  21. Deb C says

    These are wonderful recipes, but I have to confess… I love the taste of good butter, just as it is. KerryGold would be such a treat to taste.

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