Dreamy Orange Butter Recipe (2024)

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Jamielyn Nye

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This dreamy orange butter recipe taste amazing over hot rolls, biscuits or toast and makes the perfect gift!

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Table of Contents

  • Flavorful Whipped Butter
  • How to Make Orange Butter
  • Storing + Freezing
  • Favorites to Serve With
  • Orange Butter Printable Recipe

Flavorful Whipped Butter

I know Thanksgiving is still a couple months away, but put this on your MUST make list. Homemade dinner rolls are one of my favorite things ever. Now top them with this orange butter and you have yourself the most heavenly treat ever! Seriously, it is SO good! It is my favorite thing to put on rolls and super easy to whip up beforehand and store in the refrigerator. If you’re looking for more ideas, you’ll love this compound butter too.

This recipe comes from my friends over at Paging Super Mom. They told me about it a couple years ago and now it has been a staple at my house whenever we make rolls. They just aren’t the same without orange butter. So, of course, I had to share the recipe with you! Make it, you won’t regret it!

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How to Make Orange Butter

  1. Softened butter. You can leave the butter out on the counter for a couple of hours, or simply microwave for about 15-20 seconds on 50% power. Just be careful not to melt it.
  2. Whip. Next you’re going to whip together the butter, powdered sugar, orange zest and orange extract. Whip until nice and creamy.
  3. Store. Make sure to store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We like to take it out about an hour before serving to soften up a bit.

Storing + Freezing

You can easily cut this recipe in half or double it and store in the fridge for later. It stays fresh for about 4 weeks. You can also wrap and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Favorites to Serve With

  • The BEST Orange Sweet Rolls
  • The BEST Lion House Rolls
  • Easy Homemade Bread Recipe
  • Belgian Waffles

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Orange Butter

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Author: Jamielyn Nye

This dreamy orange butter recipe taste amazing over hot rolls, biscuits or toast and makes the perfect gift!

Prep Time: 5 minutes mins

Total Time: 5 minutes mins

Servings: 16



  • ½ cup butter , softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar , more as needed
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange extract , more as needed
  • zest from one orange , more as needed


  • Whip butter in an electric mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, orange extract and orange zest and blend until smooth. Taste and add more orange extract or zest to reach desired taste. Add another 1/4 cup powdered sugar if you'd like it thicker or sweeter.

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Spread over warm rolls to enjoy.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 3mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

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Categorized as: 5 Ingredients Or Less, American, Christmas, Condiments, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian

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    • Dolores

    If I wanted to make this recipe and add them into the tiny mason jelly jars for gifted food baskets.
    Would it be ok to freeze them in the jars?

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      • Jamielyn Nye

      Cute idea! Yes as long as they are freezer safe jars :)

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    • Lupe
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    • Michelle
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    This orange butter is DIVINE!!! I need to make it again soon!

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    • Mary

    What are the directions? There’s a google ad that covers them ☹️

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      • Jamielyn

      Hi Mary! The directions aren’t covered on my end…maybe try opening up another browser. You just whip the butter until fluffy and then add the other ingredients and blend until smooth. :)

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    • char

    love the orange butter. i used orange oil and it was so so good. can’t wait to try other of your recipes. i made cinnamon rolls and used the orange butter on them and the reviews were awesome

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      • Jamielyn

      Orange butter is a staple during the holidays! Glad you enjoyed it!

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        • Claire

        Do you have to use orange extract? Can you just use the juice from the orange that you get the zest from?

          • Jamielyn Nye

          Hi Claire! You definitely could substitute if you would like, but the flavor won’t be as potent. :)

          • Mimi

          Did you use the same amount of oil as specified for extract..would love to try the oil!

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        • Paige

        Yum! This sounds and looks delicious! I want to just scoop it and eat it out of the bowl!


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        • Carlee

        Oh yum! That would be perfect for Thanksgiving rolls, or any rolls for that matter!

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