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Gingerbread Butter

Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Rebecca Donnelly
Prep time 6 mins
Bake time 6 mins
Cool time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups
Serve this flavorful butter with hot biscuits, bagels, or pancakes.

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

How to Make It

  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.