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23 Butters Worthy of Your Homemade Bread

Add a special touch to tonight's dinner with these deliciously sweetened and spiced butter recipes. Each recipe comes with a suggested homemade bread recipe so you can really treat your family.

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Honey-Thyme Butter

Laced with honey and fresh thyme, this butter is perfect for either sweet or savory dishes. It's amazing on bread and rolls fresh out of the oven but equally as good on a stack of blueberry pancakes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Goes Great with: Whole Wheat French Bread

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Easy Strawberry Butter

After picking strawberries for the first time, I developed this fruity, spreadable butter. Try making other fruit spreads using raspberries or blackberries, or a seedless jam like apricot, my favorite. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, Minnesota

Goes Great with: Apple Raisin Bread

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Minted Butter

I prefer to serve this mint butter with scones, but it goes well with other breads, too. When I make the butter, it's only with mint fresh from our garden.—Sherry Smeltzer, Osage Beach, Missouri

Goes Great with: Lemon Blueberry Drop Scones

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Cinnamon-Orange Honey Butter

This is such a delicious butter spread for afternoon tea or with a dessert bread. Just mix it up and get ready for the compliments. —Mary Bates, Cleveland, Ohio

Goes Great with: Banana Wheat Bread

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Herbed Tarragon Butter

This is a great butter to serve at your next dinner party. It will taste so delicious on dinner rolls.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Goes Great with: Skillet Herb Bread

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Maple and Parsley Butter

The sweet aroma of maple syrup draws you in, but after one bite of corn that’s slathered in this butter, and you’ll be hooked for life. —Kevin Varble, Harrisville, Utah

Goes Great with: Flaxseed Bread

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Oaxaca Twist Butter

This Mexican-inspired compound butter elevates fresh-baked bread, croissants or muffins to new heights. The combination of raspberries with dark chocolate, toasted pecans and just a touch of hot chili makes your tastebuds dance every time. —Nicole Filizetti, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Goes Great with: Flaky Croissants

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Fresh Herb Butter

I love impressing dinner guests with flavored butter. I mix up a big batch and then freeze it so when company comes, this special spread is ready to go. Cut them in different shapes for a little fun. —Pam Duncan, Summers, Arkansas

Goes Great with: Flaky Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

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Cranberry Honey Butter

If you are traveling to a friend's or loved one's for the holidays, bring them something even better than a bottle of wine—this easy to whip up treat! —Arisa Cupp, Sherwood, Oregon

Goes Great with: Swirl Cinnamon Bread

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Garlic Lemon Butter

This tangy flavored butter offers a nice change from plain butter and gives a refreshing new taste to an ear of corn. When I serve this on the side during fresh corn season, the same question always gets asked—"What's in the butter that makes it so delicious?" —Margie Wampler, Butler, Pennsylvania

Goes Great with: Herb Quick Bread

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Honey Almond Butter

To me, nothing tastes better than a warm homemade muffin right from the oven and topped with this yummy flavored butter. It's also wonderful on toast, quick breads and biscuits. —Pat Hockett, Ocala, Florida

Goes Great with: Polish Poppy Seed Loaves

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Basil Butter

I make this tasty butter during the growing season and often freeze for later use. When veggies are sauteed in the herb-butter, the basil tastes as fresh as if it just came out of the garden. —Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine

Goes Great with: Tomato Spinach Bread

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Cranberry Butter

I've been making these muffins and this cranberry butter for years, and I have never met anyone who didn't like them. I'll usually buy several bags of fresh cranberries when they're available and freeze them to use throughout the year. I've also discovered that powdered buttermilk works well. —Jane Yunker, Rochester, New York

Goes Great with: Buttermilk Cranberry Muffins

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California-Style Butter

Turn a stick of butter into a showstopping spread with fresh herbs, a sprinkle of spice, or any other mix-in you like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Goes Great with: No-Knead Casserole Bread

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Honey Cinnamon Butter

This recipe is a simple yet special spread for breakfast bread and muffins. —Sue Seymour, Valatie, New York

Goes Great with: Chocolate Quick Bread

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Lemon Tarragon Butter

Tarragon is a native herb of central Asia and was brought to Spain by the Moors. It has been an important ingredient to French cooking since the 16th century.—Michelle Clair, Seattle, Washington

Goes Great with: Garlic Bubble Loaf

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Sweet Honey Almond Butter

This homemade butter makes a nice gift along with a fresh-from-the-oven loaf of bread.—Evelyn Harris, Waynesboro, Virginia

Goes Great with: Whole Wheat Blueberry-Nut Bread

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Garlic-Chive Whipped Butter

Looking for a way to dress up ordinary bread or dinner rolls? Set out a bowl of this creamy garlic butter!—Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

Goes Great with: Herbed Parmesan Bread

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Parsley Butter

Making a flavored butter is very simple and will add a lot of flavor to your food. It will impress your guests and they will be asking for the recipe.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Goes Great with: Ham and Broccoli Cornbread

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Walnut Cranberry Butter

"This cranberry butter is wonderful on warm bread or biscuits," recommends Corky Huffsmith of Indio, California. "Be sure to use real butter and margarine—the low-fat products have a higher water content that doesn't give the same results."

Goes Great with: Cinnamon-Pecan Swirl Bread

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Garlic Basil Butter

Instead of serving plain butter alongside an assortment of fresh breads, prepare this herb-laden whipped butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Goes Great with: Parmesan-Oat Pull-Aparts

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Herbed Basil Butter

Add a wonderful basil flavor to your corn on the cob with this delicious butter spread. It is so easy and will taste great. —Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine

Goes Great with: Garlic Fontina Bread

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Curry Butter

You’ll love the earthy flavor curry lends to corn, but this butter is great with any veggie, potatoes included. —Elke Rose, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Goes Great with: Braided Multigrain Loaf

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.
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