brown butter

Brown Butter

Brown Butter is the easiest way to enhance any dish or baked good that calls for butter. It elevates just about everything giving it a deeper, richer, more intense flavor that smells wonderful, too!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 102kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1/2 cup butter you can use any amount


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Swirl {don't stir} to cook evenly. As it begins to melt, it will start to foam. Watch carefully as the color turns brown and you start to smell a nutty aroma {3-5 minutes}.
  • Remove from heat to prevent burning.



When stored cooled in an airtight container, brown butter will keep for up to 2 weeks. You can store in ice cube trays for up to 3 months, sealed with seran wrap to prevent absorption of scents from your freezer's contents.
Technically you should use unsalted butter, but I use and love both.
I always use the sediment, but if you prefer, you can use a cheese cloth to remove sediment from cooled brown butter.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 101mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 3mg