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Browned Butter

Learn to make browned butter quickly and easily. Perfect every time this nutty browned butter is perfect for sweet and savory recipes!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter, Browned Butter, making browned butter
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 100kcal


  • Non-stick skillet
  • Rubber Spatula


  • 20 tablespoon butter salted or unsalted, depending on use


  • Cut the butter into 1-inch pieces. This will aid in the melting process, especially if the butter is straight from the fridge.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Once the butter is completely melted, begin swirling the pan to keep the liquid moving and to avoid burning.
  • Continue swirling the pan. At this point the butter should be bubbling as the water evaporates and the milk solids begin to sink to the bottom of the pan.
  • Keep swirling the pan. The butter will go from boiling and bubbling intensely to forming more of a light foam on top.
  • Scrape down the sides of the pan, getting any bits of butter that may have been left on the edges. Continue swirling the pan.
  • The foam will go from white to beige to brown and you’ll begin to smell a magical scent. It’s nutty and rich and completely mouthwatering. That’s how you know you’ve done it. Remove the pan from the heat so you don’t go from brown to burnt.
  • Transfer the browned butter from the pan to a heat safe bowl or my mixing bowl until ready to use. Be sure to scrape down the bottom of the pan to ensure you get all the good browned bits.



  • Cold butter straight from the fridge can be used in this process.
  • Butter can be browned ahead of time and stored, covered, in fridge for up to one week.
  • When baking with browned butter it is best to use unsalted, if cooking with the browned butter, salted can be used.
  • Refer to post for FAQ.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg