Gingerbread Butter

Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Rebecca Donnelly
Serve this flavorful butter with hot biscuits, bagels, or pancakes.

Yield:

Makes 1 1/2 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 6 Minutes
Bake: 6 Minutes
Cool: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup pecan halves
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
1 to 2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spread pecans on a sheet pan, and bake 6 to 7 minutes or until toasted. Cool.

2. Process pecans in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add butter and next 4 ingredients; pulse until blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

3. Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving.

Note:

Julia Rutland,

December 2011