Packed with the flavors of fall, this compound butter improves anything it tops. It’s a natural on baked sweet potatoes or pancakes, but it also holds its own on a seared pork chop or a late-night snack of cinnamon toast.
8 tablespoons or 1 sticksoftened unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoondark molasses
1/8 teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoonkosher salt
1/16 teaspoonground clove
Place 8 tablespoons softened unsalted butter (1 stick) in a medium bowl and mash with a spatula until spreadable. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon dark (a.k.a. robust) molasses, 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 1/16 teaspoon ground clove and stir to combine.