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Lemon Dill Compound Butter - A Family Feast

Lemon Dill Compound Butter

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 tablespoons


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill (tightly packed into the teaspoon)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. (It’s very important that the butter be soft.)
  2. To shape the compound butter into a cylinder – spoon the butter onto a large piece of parchment paper. Fold the parchment over the butter (keeping it in a rounded shape, not creased) and roll the butter back and forth until you have a smooth cylinder shape. (Tip: If your butter is very soft and you are having difficulty rolling it into shape, place the butter in the refrigerator for a short time to firm the butter up just a bit.)
  3. Twist the ends of the parchment paper on each side. Place the butter in the refrigerator until firm.
  4. Once the butter is firm, slice into ½ inch slices and serve. Or the slices may be put into tightly sealed plastic bag and stored in the freezer up to 1 month.