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Maple Orange Butter for Buttermilk Biscuits

Maple Orange Butter for Buttermilk Biscuits. Your Sunday morning brunch is about to get a whole lot tastier thanks to this easy, flavour infused butter.

Maple Orange Butter close up photo of a pot of butter being spread on a biscuit

Maple Orange Butter for Buttermilk Biscuits.

Originally published July 2013.

Our house is often the destination for a great brunch with family and friends. It has become a bit of a tradition.

About half the time we have guests on a Sunday, we serve a great brunch which everyone seems to enjoy. Let’s just say invitations are rarely of ever refused.

Maple Orange Butter being spread on a biscuit with coffee, biscuits and OJ on the side

Maple Orange Butter for Buttermilk Biscuits.

It makes a very welcome change from having guests for Sunday dinner, and can be less work too. That is, of course, with good menu planning and prep work.

The newest addition to our traditional Sunday Brunch is this amazing sweet butter to spread on warm buttermilk biscuits. No joke, this is sensational stuff! Destined to be a new family favorite.

Best Buttermilk Biscuits, fresh from the oven.

Best Buttermilk Biscuits, fresh from the oven.

Get the recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits here. That recipe also includes instructions for making Honey Butter, which is also another family favourite around here.

Only butter is butter!

I use unsalted butter and add a tiny pinch of salt or you can use 1/2 salted and 1/2 unsalted butter. Of course you can use all salted or all unsalted if you prefer.

But remember, only butter is butter! Margarine or tubs of spreadable butter substitutes WILL NOT do.

butter photographed on a wooden cutting board.

Use only real dairy butter.

In fact many will turn into a watery mess if you even attempt to use it in this recipe. I’ve never gone wrong with sticking to only real dairy butter in my cooking and baking.

Trust me, when you have warm biscuits on the table along with this compound butter something magic happens. When your guests start slathering on this butter to, melt into the warm, soft biscuits everyone will practically swoon. 

It is just pure comfort food heaven.

For interesting variations, try using different seasonal citrus options like  tangerines, satsumas or tangelos. Clementines are nice at the Holidays too.

fresh organic clementines picked with green leaves

Holiday Clementines.

For even more delicious ideas for brunch, we have put them together into one amazing collection of our 25 Best Scone Recipes.

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Maple Orange Butter close up photo of a pot of butter being spread on a biscuit
Yield: 30 servings (2 tsp)

Maple Orange Butter for Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, not margarine or other horrible butter substitutes
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • zest of one small orange, very finely minced


  1. Beat together with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

30 servings (2 tsp)

Amount Per Serving Calories 64Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 16mgSodium 54mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 1g

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