Roasted Garlic Butter

"Roasting the garlic mellows the flavor and give natural, caramelized, sweetness."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
1 batch




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Clean dirt and roots from garlic, place garlic in the center of a 10x10-inch sheet of aluminum foil.
  • Pour olive oil over garlic, wrap with foil and roast in oven for 60 minutes.
  • While garlic is roasting, cut butter into chunks and place in a medium bowl--this will expedite the softening process.
  • Once butter is softened, add sugar and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  • Garlic should be soft when you remove it from the oven, peel back foil and let cool till you can handle it.
  • Pull garlic head apart and squeeze the garlic out of the cloves into another small bowl.
  • Allow to cool till warm to the touch.
  • mash roasted garlic paste with a fork, mix with butter and beat for a few moments until combined.
  • Lasts several weeks in the fridge!
  • Slather this on Italian bread and place under the broiler until lightly browned for the best garlic bread that you've ever had.
  • •Variations:

  • Add some crushed red pepper for a bit of zing.
  • Add some fresh herbs for a greener taste (but use it within a day).
  • Add some Italian seasoning.

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  1. Waaaaaaaay too much sugar.
  2. The sugar is SO not needed. I found that after all my work of roasting and obtaining the roasted garlic, I only ruined it with the sugared butter. Tasted like garlic butter with a ton of sugar. Sorry, but absolutely will not make again.
  3. The basic recipe is good. My changes were adding 1 tbl. sugar (will pare that down to 1 tsp. next time), 1 tbl. garlic powder and 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning (will put in 2 tsp. next time). My brother fell in love with this. Last night he spread it over some baked cod and he said it turned a boring piece of fish into a five star restaurant fish. Thanks so much for the great basic recipe!
  4. SO GOOD! I used this for garlic bread and it was delish. I think next time though I will not use as much sugar.
  5. I made this to use in Recipe #130845. I made half a recipe but used a whole head of garlic. Delicious.



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