Sage Brown Butter with Dried Cherries

Sage Brown Butter with Dried Cherries
Mark Boughton
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins

This recipe from the American Dairy Farmers is equally good with or without dried cherries. Use it on bread, potatoes, vegetables, meats or broiled fish.


1cup unsalted butter, softened, divided
1/2cup finely chopped onion
1clove garlic, minced
2tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1teaspoon sea salt
1teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4cup chopped dried cherries


  1. In a medium skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. When butter begins to foam, add onion and garlic; cook until butter turns a nut brown color. Remove from heat and stir in sage, salt and pepper. Cool completely.
  2. Place remaining butter in a medium mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until light and fluffy. Scrape downs sides of bowl.
  3. Add brown butter mixture and beat to combine, scraping down sides of bowl. Stir in cherries.
  4. Scrape into a small bowl, crock or butter mold and cover tightly or shape into a long roll in waxed paper for storing and slicing as needed.

Recipe courtesy of the American Dairy Farmers.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 70
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 100mg
  • Potassium 10mg
  • Carbohydrate 2g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 0%