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By: Rachel GurkPosted: 12/15/2014

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This orange honey butter is perfect on cornbread alongside chili but also makes a great edible gift!

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Today’s recipe is simple but it is an important one. You want this orange honey butter in your life. Not only would it liven up a dry piece of toast at breakfast, but it’s going to come in extra handy at Christmas. Whether it be for a Christmas brunch (spread it on a blueberry muffin and live happily ever after) or for a Christmas Eve fancy-pants dinner (butter up some fresh bread to go with that holiday ham), it has festivities written all over it.

This butter was made to shine. Made to brighten up a dull piece of bread or muffin. MADE for Christmas time. And every other time.

Not only would it be marrrrrrvelous on a dinner or brunch table, it would be a fantastic gift! Edible gifts are so much fun to give and this one is no different. Literally takes 5 minutes to make, then all you have to do is package it in a pretty jar and give! Pair it with a homemade loaf of bread for bonus points.

It also goes great with cornbread. Chili and cornbread…kind of boring (although it was vegetarian quinoa chili). Chili, cornbread and orange honey butter? Waaaay better.

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This is the kind of thing that requires very little effort but has a big results. These are my favorite kinds of things, people.

All you do is mix honey, butter, and orange zest. That’s it! If you want, you can even take a crappy picture of it in front of your fireplace and put it on your blog and rave about it. But that’s totally optional.

Want to try out some more fancy-pants butters? (AKA compound butters) Try: Vanilla Bean Whipped Butter.

Did you make this? Be sure to leave a review below and tag me @rachelcooksblog on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest!

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Get the Recipe: Orange Honey Butter

4.59 from 17 votes

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Total Time: 10 minutes mins

1 /2 cup (8+ servings)

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This orange honey butter is perfect on cornbread alongside chili but also makes a great edible gift!


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • zest of one large orange
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Blend ingredients together using fork. Store in the fridge but soften before use.


A few serving suggestions: On cornbread, warm toast,blueberrymuffins or pumpkin bread.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sugar: 4g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

© Author: Rachel Gurk

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  1. Dawn Knowles says

    I JUST came across this delicious sounding butter! Do you think I could use lemon zest instead of orange? Not many orange fans in our house…


    • Rachel Gurk says

      I think that would be fantastic! I’m envisioning that spread on a blueberry muffin…yum!


  2. Megan {Country Cleaver} says

    I want to slather this on every roll humanly possible!


  3. michelle says

    May I ask where you got this butter holder (or what it’s called)? I absolutely love it!


    • Rachel Gurk says

      It’s just a small ramekin/bowl — I think I got it from Target’s dollar bins a long time ago! Sorry that’s not more helpful!


  4. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says

    This sounds absolutely perfect with cornbread! I now want to make some along with cornbread for supper tonight. In fact, I just may do that! Love it!


  5. Sues says

    Yes, I do want this in my life. Such a fantastic idea!!


    • Rachel Gurk says

      Thanks Sues!


  6. sarah k @ the pajama chef says

    my bible study is having dinner tomorrow night (breakfast for dinner actually) and i’m bringing my waffle iron to make waffles. waffles + this butter would be outstanding!!


  7. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says

    UHM, I just developed a cornbread recipe on the weekend and now I have all the leftovers in my fridge. HOW DID YOU KNOW?! I need this. Love the simplicity! Pinned!


  8. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says

    I haven’t had honey butter and cornbread for so long! The orange zest makes this even more special and festive! Fun!


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