Brandy Butter

Easy traditional brandy butter recipe

The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
314 Calories
15g Fat
38g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 314
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 5mg 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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

With just three ingredients, this easy brandy butter is the perfect accompaniment to mince pies and Christmas pudding.


  • 4 ounces/100 g unsalted butter (unsalted)
  • 8 ounces/225 g confectioner's sugar
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons brandy or Cognac

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for brandy butter
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  2. Place the butter in a large baking bowl. Beat with an electric hand whisk until light and creamy.

    Add butter
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  3. Add the confectioner's sugar and beat again until it's all incorporated.

    Add confectioner's sugar
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  4. 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 confectioner's sugar until the mixture binds back together.

    Add brandy to taste
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  5. Spoon the butter into a serving dish, cover and store in the fridge until required.

    Spoon butter
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  6. Serve and enjoy!

    Brandy butter
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  • The butter can be made up to five days in advance and kept in the fridge.