Maple, Almond, and Bacon Butter is an easy to make compound butter that has flavor you can’t resist!
If you live by the mantra, “Butter makes everything better” (or bacon for that matter) have I got a recipe for you. Compound butters are kind of awesome. You stick what ever you want in the butter, mix it up, re-chill, and put it on everything. They can be sweet, savory, or a combination of both…like this one.
Maple syrup, bacon and almonds are totally friends, in the best way. We love putting this butter on homemade biscuits, pancakes, french toast. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Use this butter in your vanilla cupcake recipe or to dot the top of your French Toast Casserole. Maybe even melt some for your popcorn. Just have fun with it!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup sliced almonds (chopped would be fine too)
- 2 strips bacon, cooked crispy
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Place almonds in a small skillet, and toast over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until nuts begin to brown slightly. Remove from heat.
- Place butter, maple syrup, almonds, bacon, and salt into a food processor. Mix until well combined.
- Lay out two sheets of plastic wrap, about 6 inches wide, on a flat surface. Portion ½ of the butter mixture into the middle of each piece of plastic wrap in a log-ish shape.
- Wrap one end of the plastic wrap over the butter to help form the butter into a log, and then keep rolling the butter log over the plastic wrap until it is all wrapped around the long side.
- Twist the ends of the plastic wrap to tighten the butter into place. Tuck the ends under the butter, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight before using.