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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.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 1 min
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 11 mins
Serves: 9 oz
Calories: 271kcal


Brown Butter

  • 12 oz unsalted butter


  • Light-colored saucepan
  • Whisk


  • Cut butter into squares and place into a stainless steel saucepan and melt on medium heat. 
  • Whisk gently. Butter will foam up. 
  • You will begin to see the butter turning a yellow/brown color after a few minutes. Keep whisking.
  • Once it's a toasty brown (not black) and you can smell a nutty aroma, it's done.
  • 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. 


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 271kcal (14%) | Fat: 30g (46%) | Saturated Fat: 19g (95%) | Cholesterol: 81mg (27%) | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 9mg | Vitamin A: 945IU (19%) | Calcium: 9mg (1%)