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Brown Butter Recipe

How to easily brown butter, step-by-step to add a depth of nuttiness and complex flavors to your baked goods. This recipe makes about 9 oz of brown butter.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brown butter
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 9 oz
Calories 271 kcal
Author Elizabeth Marek


Brown Butter

  • 12 oz unsalted butter


  1. Cut butter into squares and place into a stainless steel saucepan and melt on medium heat. 

  2. Whisk gently. Butter will foam up. 

  3. You will begin to see the butter turning a yellow/brown color after a few minutes. Keep whisking.

  4. Once it's a toasty brown (not black) and you can smell a nutty aroma, it's done.

  5. Remove butter from heat and place in a heat-proof container to cool. 

    Butter can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the fridge for 2 weeks. 

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Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 9mg0%
Vitamin A 945IU19%
Calcium 9mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.