Whether it’s smeared on toast, dolloped on pancakes, or melted on a warm bagel, butter is a breakfast staple. What better gift to give this holiday season than an amped-up flavored butter to spread on breakfast carbs? In this fruit-flavored butter, orange zest lends a citrusy zing, craisins add a little bite, and honey adds the perfect touch of sweetness. Store the flavored butter in a cute Le Creuset mini round cocotte if you have one—you made all this fancy butter, after all. Bust out the big guns. A butter crock works, too, which will keep the your butter at room temperature, ready to spread.
DIY Orange-Cranberry Honey Butter
Place two sticks of salted butter in a stand mixer and stir over medium speed until it’s creamy.
Add craisins, orange zest, and honey. Continue stirring until well combined and spoon it into a container.
Place the container in the fridge and wait for the butter to solidify before wrapping and gifting.