Peach Compound Butter

Sara's Tiny Kitchen
by Sara's Tiny Kitchen
1/2 Cup
5 min

This Peach Compound Butter may be the most delicious thing you’ll eat all summer.

I absolutely adore a compound butter. You take butter, which is already a pretty perfect food on its own, and that you add more things to it?!?! What genius thought this up? I really want to know because I want to give them a giant hug.

Compound butter just makes everything better. There are literally countless variations, and you can mix and match ingredients to your liking. Then, when you want to level something up a notch, you just toss a pat of your compound butter on top of it, and boom! Your steak or chicken or biscuit is 10,000 times better than it was before.

This recipe came from a desire to do as much as I could with the 12.5 pounds of peaches that I bought last month before having to freeze half of them before they went bad. You’ve seen a few peach recipes in the past few weeks and there are a few more coming up so I hope you like peaches as much as I do!

This is by far one of my favorite uses for peaches though, and I’m sure you guys will love it as much as I do.

A little bit about Compound Butter

Classic compound butter, known in French as Beurre Maître d’Hôtel, was made tableside by whipping parsley and lemon juice into softened butter, and then placed on steak to melt as it rested. The herbs and citrus counterbalance the richness of the butter.

Lucky for all of us that people didn’t stop there, and now an almost endless variety of compound butters can be yours with minimal time and effort.

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Recipe details
  • 1/2  Cup
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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Peach Compound Butter
  • 1/2 Cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup finely diced peaches (you can leave the skin on or remove it if you choose)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar (I prefer dark)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
To Make Peach Compound Butter
Set your butter out to soften the night before if possible.
In a medium bowl, add the butter, peaches, sugar, orange juice and zest and stir to fully combine, making sure the peaches are as evenly distributed as possible.
Spoon the butter into the center of a large piece of plastic wrap. 
Using the plastic wrap, shape the butter into a log about 6 inches long, and tightly wrap the plastic wrap around the butter.  
Chill for at least two hours or overnight before eating.
  • To soften butter quickly:
  • 1.      Boil a pot of water and place a wrapped stick of butter on a plate, standing up on its end.
  • 2.      Once the water is boiling, pour some of it in a water glass, and let the glass sit for 3-5 minutes to get really hot. 
  • 3.      Pour the water out, and place the glass over the stick of butter, and let it sit for 8-10 minutes.
  • 4.      Repeat until the butter is fully softened. This will get you pretty softened butter in about 20-30 minutes total.
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