Clarified Butter (Slow Cooker)

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by duonyte

From Cooks Illustrated September 2011. No danger of burning the butter! Yield is estimated.

Top Review by ebird

This is an interesting idea. I hadn't heard of clarified butter until today. When I remove the fatty milk solids, the final product might take some getting used to. This is a great idea. Changing the status quo will often create magic or at least a helpful lesson.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place butter in the slow cooker, cover and cook on Low for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until the butter is melted and the milk solids surface.
  2. Skim the milk solids from the surface until the butter is clear.
  3. Strain the butter through the cheesecloth into clean containers. Store the clarified butter in the refrigerator for several weeks or freeze for up to a year.

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