This Key Lime Butter recipe is easy to make and is delicious. It’s the perfect recipe to add to muffins, bread, scones, biscuits, salmon, French toast, and pancakes.
Key lime compound butter adds a burst of tropical flavor to your culinary creations. Its citrusy zestiness will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Florida with every bite.
I found this recipe in a Christmas with Southern Living Cookbook from 1998. I thought it would make a delicious compound butter.
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What You’ll Need
- Butter: with its rich and creamy texture, serves as the luscious foundation to this recipe.
- Powdered Sugar: also known as confectioners’ sugar, brings a subtle sweetness and smooth consistency.
- Key Limes: with their petite size and intense citrus flavor, infuse a distinctive and zesty tang that elevates the profile of this recipe.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: a velvety and sweet dairy product, adds a rich sweetness to this compound butter recipe.
Here’s the Recipe for Homemade Key Lime Butter
1 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 tablespoons Key lime juice
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
Mix together softened butter, powdered sugar, Key lime juice, and sweetened condensed milk with beaters. Be sure all the ingredients are mixed well together. Stir in rind.
Spoon butter in a small crock or glass jar. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
Tips for Making Key Lime Butter
- You can substitute regular limes for key limes. The taste will be slightly different, but they will work in a pinch.
- Serve Key lime butter with pancakes, scones, muffins, or biscuits.
- If you buy store-bought Key lime juice, you can leave the lime rind out or use regular lime zest. Yield 1 1/4 cups.
Storing Key Lime Compound Butter
You can store Key lime butter in the refrigerator for up to five days when stored in an airtight container. This recipe also freezes well and will last up to three months when stored in a freezer bag.
What is compound butter, and how is it different from regular butter?
Compound butter is a flavored butter made by mixing various ingredients like herbs, spices, citrus zest, garlic, and more softened into butter. It differs from regular butter by adding additional flavors and aromatics, making it a versatile condiment for enhancing the taste of various dishes.
Can I use salted or unsalted butter when making compound butter?
You can use salted or unsalted butter when making compound butter, depending on your preference and the dish you plan to pair it with. If you use salted butter, be mindful of the saltiness it may add to your compound butter and adjust other seasonings accordingly.
What are some creative ways to use compound butter in cooking and baking?
Compound butter is incredibly versatile and can be used in various ways in cooking and baking. You can spread it on bread or toast, melt it over grilled meats, vegetables, or seafood, and add it to your baked goods for a burst of flavor.
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Recipe Card for Key Lime Butter with Nutritional Information
This Key lime butter recipe is delicious and so easy to make. It's great on muffins, scones, toast, and English muffins.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons Key lime juice
- 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
- Mix together softened butter, powdered sugar, Key lime juice, and sweetened condensed milk with beaters. Be sure all the ingredients are mixed together. Stir in lime zest.
- Spoon lime compound butter in a small crock or glass jar. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving Calories 191Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 51mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 1g