Brown Sugar-Pecan-Mustard Butter

Brown Sugar-Pecan-Mustard ButterRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Dress up your favorite sandwiches with a slathering of Brown Sugar-Pecan-Mustard Butter. With only 4 ingredients, this homemade mustard butter is quick to stir together and tastier than any store-bought version.


Makes about 1/2 cup
Total time: 26 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 26 Minutes


1/2 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool 10 minutes. Pulse in a food processor until finely ground.

2. Stir together butter and next 2 ingredients until sugar dissolves. Stir in ground pecans. Serve immediately, or chill until ready to serve. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving.