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Brown Sugar-Pecan-Mustard Butter

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 26 mins
Yield Makes about 1/2 cup
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.

Ingredients

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

How to Make It

  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.