In a small bowl combine ¿ cup softened unsalted butter, ¼ cup honey, and, if desired, a pinch of sea salt. Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Serve at room temperature. Makes ½ cup.
Hot Pepper Jelly
In a large pot combine 2 cups finely chopped and seeded red bell pepper, 1 cup finely chopped and seeded jalapeño pepper, 2 cups apple cider vinegar, and 6 Tbsp. powdered pectin for lower-sugar recipes. Bring mixture to a full boil. Add 4 cups sugar to pot. Return to full rolling boil. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; skim off foam as needed. Ladle hot mixture into clean, hot 4-oz. or half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Process immediately in water bath canner for 10 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack; let stand at least 24 hours. Makes twelve 4-oz. or 6 half-pint jars.