I have been struggling with what to call this recipe ever since I ran across it on Pinterest.
It happened to be one of those pins that doesn’t actually lead to a blog or website, but just a picture uploaded by an individual. It was just a casual snapshot…a little out of focus, poor lighting….but it was the DESCRIPTION that grabbed me and pulled me in!
“My Mom’s recipe. My gift for neighbors this year. 1 cup honey, 1 cup cream, 1 cup sugar. bring to boil and boil for 1 minute. Pour over 3 sticks of butter, in the blender and blend. Pour into jars, refrigerate. Serve on toast, bread, or just warm it up and get a straw! Yes, it is THAT yummy!”
Sounded “THAT yummy!” to me too! I couldn’t wait to make it….so I didn’t. I usually try to take pictures during the day when the lighting is better….but this just couldn’t wait! Especially after yesterday’s “bread in a cup” post…I thought this was the perfect follow-up/companion recipe!
But I still couldn’t come up with a name for this concoction that would do it justice until I tasted it! The first thing that popped into my head was “Nectar Of The Gods”….but I felt like that might be a bit over the top. :-) I settled on “Honey Butter Ambrosia”, because it tastes sooooooooo good and it’s this beautiful, mellow color, and….I don’t know…Ambrosia just sounded perfect to me. :-) (But you can call it anything you want.)
Whatever you call it, this is how you make the heavenly stuff:
Adapted from Anonymous Pin
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup honey
3 sticks butter (or 3/4 lb), softened
1 tsp vanilla (this was a last minute addition…so it’s not in the picture)
In a sauce pan combine sugar, cream and honey. Heat on medium high heat and stir until it comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.
Put the softened butter in a blender or food processor, and pour the hot mixture over the butter. Blend on medium speed until mixed well. Add vanilla, and blend again. Pour mixture into a container, cover and let cool in the refrigerator. Keep refrigerated.
Serve on warm bread, toast, oatmeal, pancakes….my imagination is running wild!
Or, like the original pinner said (bless her heart) “just warm it up and get a straw!”
The recipe made almost exactly the right amount to fill two pint-sized mason jars. There was about 1/4 cup left over so I put it in a small bowl and put it in the fridge. Just as soon as it was cool enough, I made some toast (Oh how I wished I had some English Muffin Bread to put it on!) and spooned on a generous helping. Wow. Like I said…..heavenly!
The original pinner also said she was going to be giving this as a neighbor gift this Christmas. I thought this was a wonderful idea so I made up a few little tags that I’m going to use and thought I might as well share them with you as well. :-) You can download them here if you are interested. There are two sizes for bigger or smaller jars….depending on how generous you are feeling. ;-)
So what would YOU put this buttery deliciousness on?