Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Flavored Butter

  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
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1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, not cold

For berry butter:

1/2 cup hulled, sliced strawberries or 1/2 cup raspberries or 1/2 cup blueberries


  1. Using a paring knife scrape vanilla seeds into a food processor and add sugar, almond extract, butter and pulse until mixture is smooth. Serve on toast. For the berry butters add berries with other ingredients pulse until smooth. Place in small ramekins for serving.
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