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A jar of brandy butter ready for mice pies.
Old Fashioned Brandy Butter Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins

You can't have mince pies or Christmas pudding without a healthy dollop of my Old-Fashioned Brandy Butter recipe!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 stick (4oz/115g) butter softened
  • 2 cups (8oz/225g) powdered sugar sifted
  • 4-5 tablespoons brandy
  1. Place the butter in a large baking bowl. Beat with an electric hand whisk until light and creamy.

  2. Add the sugar and beat again until it's all incorporated.

  3. Add the brandy to taste and stir well. If you add too much brandy. (If the mixture curdles. If it does, add more powdered sugar until the mixture binds back together).

  4. Spoon the butter into a serving dish or jar, cover, and store in the fridge for up to 8 weeks. Serve with my mince pies.