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

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