Let's Dish: Maple Butter

June 11, 2013 10:51:17 AM PDT
Serving a flavored butter is a creative way to add some pizzazz to your dinner table.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes

Yield: 1 stick of butter

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ teaspoons cracked black pepper
3 Tablespoons real maple syrup
Several pinches salt

1. Combine butter, pepper, syrup, and salt.

2. Put butter into an attractive serving container and serve with hot rolls, vegetables, or roasted squash or sweet potatoes.

Cracked black pepper can be purchased or prepared by grinding whole black peppercorns in a spice grinder or crushing them with the bottom of a heavy pot.