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Cider Recipe: Bacon Cider Butter

Makes 1 stick

Ingredients

  • 2 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 shallot, minced, about 2 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup hard cider
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • Kosher salt

Method

  1. Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, about 6 minutes. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Finely chop.
  2. Add the shallots to the skillet and sauté until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the hard cider and cook until reduced, about 3 minutes. Cool.
  3. Combine the butter, bacon, shallot, maple syrup, chives and chili flakes in a bowl. Add salt to taste. Mix until well combined.
  4. Transfer butter mixture to a sheet of parchment paper. Fold paper over and roll into a cylinder, twisting the ends. Chill until solid. Butter will keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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