Honey Butter Recipes


Honey adds a deep sweetness to butter, that can be subtly altered depending on the type of honey you choose to use, such as those made by bees foraging predominantly one shrub or herbal flower type, such as lavender or acacia.

But of course, combining honey with butter is not recommended if you are watching your calorie intake!

Still, for a delicious treat, you might like to try it if you haven't already, and you may even like to try it with a twist, and indeed, invent your own variation to the classic recipe.

Honey Butter Recipes


Here is a classic Honey Butter Recipe to eat with tea breads, fruit loaves, scones and even short toast:

The Classic Recipe

115g /4oz unsalted butter
115g /4oz set honey

Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Serve with scones, toast or rich fruit cake.


Here are a few more honey butter recipes, but with a twist!......

chunk of comb honey on a plate


Honey Butter Recipes With 'A Twist'

You could try these recipes with cakes, scones, fruit breads or even hot toast!


Honey And Orange



115g /4oz unsalted butter
115g /4oz set honey
Finely grated rind of half an orange

Soften the butter in a warmed bowl, then beat in the orange rind and honey with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and spreadable. Spoon into a pot ready to serve with a rich tea bread or shortbread.

Variation: add chopped hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds.

Honey Butter With Brandy

90g / 3½ oz unsalted butter
½ oz set honey
125g/4oz powdered/icing sugar
2 Tablespoons boiling water
3 Tablespoons brandy
Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Add the icing sugar, water and brandy. Cream the ingredients together until it has a soft butter consistency.

Taste and adjust as required.

Honey Butter Recipe With Vanilla And Almonds

90g / 3½ oz unsalted butter
25g / 1 oz clear honey
125g/4oz powdered/icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
25g / 1oz ground almonds

Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Add the icing sugar and vanilla essence followed by the ground almonds.

honey and spoon on a plate


Honey and Rum Butter

50g /2oz unsalted butter

115g /4oz set honey1/2 teaspoon rum

Soften the butter and honey in a warm bowl, using a wooden spoon. Add the rum.

Alternatives To Honey

Don't have enough honey in the cupboard?  Try one of these:

Maple Butter

25g /1oz Maple Syrup
115g /4oz unsalted butter

Butter Cream With Vanilla

75g / 3 oz butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
150g /5oz icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Brandy Butter

125g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
125g/4oz icing sugar
2 tbsp boiling water
3 tbsp brandy








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