Easy Traditional Brandy Butter Recipe

Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter. Getty
Ratings (46)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
314 Calories
15g Fat
38g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Brandy Butter is the perfect accompaniment to Mince Pies and Christmas Pudding. Brandy Butter recipe is so easy and quick you'll never buy it from a shop again.


  • 4 oz/ 100g soft, unsalted butter
  • 8 oz/ 225g icing sugar
  • 3 - 5 tbsp brandy or Cognac

Steps to Make It

  • Place the soft butter into a large baking bowl. Beat with an electric hand whisk until light and creamy.

  • Add the icing sugar and beat again until all the sugar is incorporated.

  • Add the brandy or Cognac to taste and stir well. If you add too much brandy the mixture may curdle. If it does, don't worry, just add more icing sugar until the mixture binds back together.

  • Spoon the butter into a serving dish, cover and store in the fridge until required.

The butter can be made up to 5 days in advance and kept in the fridge.