Spiced Rum Orange Scone Butter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A delicious spread for scones, biscuits, croissants and muffins. It has the perfect combination of mildly sweet, tangy and creamy. I primarily use it on scones--and I highly recommend the fabulous Puyallup Fair Scones recipe (which that recipe has been posted on Recipezaar). But the Spiced Rum Orange Scone Butter is rather versatile, and you'll find that it goes well with lots of different kinds of breakfast rolls and breads. The recipe quantity is a guess. We usually use it as soon as I make it, and I've never taken the time to measure it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With an electric mixer, cream all of the ingredients together to a smooth and fluffy consistency.
  2. Serve on freshly baked scones, biscuits, muffins or croissants. It's also good as a topping for pancakes, crepes, and bagels.
  3. STORING TIP - If not using immediately, place the spiced butter in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. For easier spreading, let the spiced butter reach room temperature before using.
  4. SUBSTITUTION - If you don't have any rum extract on hand--or you just want to try something different, try replacing the rum extract with 1-2 tablespoons Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, Cointreau or other orange liqueur.


Most Helpful

Made for ZWT6 because DH & I are hosting a family brunch the dy after the British part of the Tour ends & I needed some tasty + easily made-ahead recipes for it. Altho essentially made as written, I did opt to use brandy instead of rum extract & it was excellent. Like another recipe, it awaits my guests tomorrow as an optional topping for bagels & its versatility makes me foresee many uses. Thx for posting this recipe for us.

twissis June 21, 2010

Yum! This was perfect with Recipe#429796! I didn't have any oj concentrate, so I used fresh oj instead. Unfortunately, I think this added a bit more liquid than was needed (because the juice is watery, not thick like the concentrate), so I added some additional powdered sugar and a little extra cinnamon to try and absorb some of the liquid. I think I actually needed more powdered sugar to soak it all up, but I was afraid that I'd end up with frosting instead of flavored butter if I kept adding sugar, lol. Because it was a little too wet, it didn't really get very fluffy like whipped butter. It wasn't the cutest flavored butter I've ever made (my bad, not the recipe's), but it tasted wonderful no matter what it looked like. I think I could've eaten this stuff with a spoon, the heck with spreading it on something, LOL! Thanks for posting :)! Made for The Queens of Quisine for ZWT6 Great Britain

Muffin Goddess June 20, 2010

What a fabulously delicious and versatile recipe. We enjoyed it so much that we spread it in generous lashings so there's no way it would have served 24! Simple solution if you lack restraint: double the recipe! Though it's so quick and easy to make that you can readily whip up some more if the first lot just vanishes super-fast! Thank you for another super recipe, NorthwestGal!

bluemoon downunder March 21, 2010

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