Sage Homemade Orange Butter

Homemade butter is very easy and so delicious!


  • 1 pt.. organic cream or heavy whipping cream (must be at least 35 % butterfat)
  • 6 leaves of fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • Steps

    1. Pour cream into a mixing bowl
    2. With electric mixer on med speed, mix and mix until cream transforms past whipped cream to fluffy puffs, then to stiff peaks.
    3. The butterfat will separate from the buttermilk to form soft curds.
    4. The butter then begins to stiffen and clump together and buttermilk collects in bottom of bowl. Takes about 10 minutes.
    5. Stop mixing. Pour off as much of the milk as possible. (may be used for other recipes)
    6. Use a rubber spatula to press butter against sides of bowl to squeeze out as much of buttermilk as possible and pour off.
    7. Add about ΒΌ cup ice water to the butter and press out water again. Called washing, keeps butter from spoiling.
    8. Repeat washing with fresh ice water several times till water runs nearly clear.
    9. Keep pressing against side of bowl to remove of all liquid.
    10. Mix in sage and orange zest.
    11. Place blob onto clear wrap and roll into log.
    12. Seal and refrigerate.
    13. Cut off slices to be used on steaks or veggies.

    Serves: Makes 1/2 cup

    Credit: ‘Organic Gardening’ Magazine