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Whipped Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Butter Recipe

Whipped Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Butter Recipe

Valentina K. Wein
Whipped Meyer Lemon Butter Recipe is a lovely, rich and creamy, vanilla-laced spread. It's delicious on warm toast and it could practically frost a cake!
Please note that more than half of the prep time is inactive.
Makes 1/2 cup / Serving size: about 2 teaspoons
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 33 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Condiments, Sauces, Dressings and Vinaigrettes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 68 kcal


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • zest of 1 small Meyer lemon (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Meyer lemon juice (see notes)
  • pinch salt and granulated sugar


  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over low heat.
  • Use a paring knife to slice open the vanilla pod, lengthwise. With the back of the knife, scrape the vanilla beans directly into the saucepan with the melted butter. (Save the pod to make vanilla sugar.)
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, pinch of salt and sugar and stir to blend.
  • Turn off the heat, cover, let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes, and then pour it into small, but deep, mixing bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the refrigerator just until the mixture begins to solidify, about 5 minutes.
  • Use an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, or a hand held whisk to whip the butter until it's smooth and light. This should take about 2 minutes with the electric mixer on high, and closer to five with the hand held whisk.
  • Serve while it's soft. (If you refrigerate it between uses, let it soften to room temperature before you serve it.)


If you don't have Meyer lemons, it will still be delicious with another variety.
Keywords sweet condiments, great for brunch
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