Citrus Saffron Flavored Butter

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Aug 25, 2015


Citrus Saffron Flavored Butter

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Citrus Saffron Flavored Butter
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Yield Servings
Author Tested by the Plugra Culinary Institute
Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes


The addition of saffron gives the finished butter mixture a luminous yellow-orange color.


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron treads
  • 1 pound butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, bring orange juice and saffron to a boil; simmer for about 7-10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whip butter until smooth and light. Add orange juice reduction and all other ingredients to butter and mix until well combined.
  3. Shape into log using parchment or wax paper. Refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours), slice into thin rounds as needed or transfer to plastic wrap to store.