|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||48%|
|Total Carbohydrate 38g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
With just three ingredients, this easy brandy butter is a classic British accompaniment for mince pies and Christmas pudding. Butter is whipped with confectioners' sugar and brandy for a rich, sweet, lightly boozy spread. It's similar to American frosting but less sweet and spiked with brandy.
Use high-quality butter for this mixture for the best results. You can adjust the amount of sugar and brandy to suit your tastes. The brandy butter can be made up to a few days in advance and stored in the fridge. Let it warm up a bit on the counter before serving.
Gather the ingredients.
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric hand mixer until light and creamy.
Add the confectioners' sugar and beat again until it's all incorporated.
Add the brandy to taste and stir well. If you add too much brandy the mixture may curdle. If it does, don't worry, just add more confectioner's sugar until the mixture binds back together.
Spoon the butter into a serving dish, cover, and store in the fridge until serving.
Serve and enjoy!
- The style and quality of the brandy will affect the flavor of this brandy butter. Cognac is a nice choice, but your favorite brandy (such as an Armagnac) will do.
- The butter can be made up to five days in advance and kept in the fridge.
How to Store and Freeze
- Brandy butter will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for two to three weeks.
- You can also freeze this butter for a few months for later use.