Tri-Color Butter Terrine
Recipe type: Condiment / Flavored Butters
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Serves: 4 to 6
Tri Color Butter Terrine is simply butter flavored and layered in 3 different colors with three different flavors, and set in a butter dish mold to give it's spring-like colors to serve on Easter! An elegant new way to serve butter at your next dinner party or holiday!
  • 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter (or 2 sticks) softened - divided
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. pesto sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. raspberry jam
  • 1 glass butter dish (to use as the mold)
  • wax paper
  1. First, cut a sheet of wax paper and make it fit inside the lid of the the butter dish, cut about 4-inch x 8-inch and trim some of it, if you need to. Place it inside the butter dish and set it aside. Don't worry about the wrinkles, can't avoid them.
  2. In a small bowl, cut 4 tablespoons of butter and stir in 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce. Here is where you can add in increments of the pesto sauce to get the pastel color of green you desire.
  3. Using a small spoon to spread it on the bottom of the mold, as the first layer. Smooth the top evenly as best as you can.
  4. Next, spread a layer with just plain butter (for the yellow color) about 4 or 5 tablespoons of butter.
  5. Finally, take 4 tablespoons of butter and add in the raspberry preserves and blend. Here too, you can adjust the color you prefer by adding less or more of the raspberry preserves. Then spread on top of the yellow layer and smooth it evenly.
  6. Place the mold into the freezer and allow the butter terrine to set for a few hours. Then transfer the mold into the fridge until you are ready to serve.
  7. When ready to serve, just gently pull up the wax paper and it will easily pop out. Peel and remove the wax paper and flip it over onto a butter serving dish.
  8. Slice into ½-inch slices and serve.
  9. Serves 4 to 6
Recipe by 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz at