Brown Butter Apple Cobbler

Brown Butter Apple Cobbler Recipe

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Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz


A very homey and traditional dessert that is made special with a brown butter sauce. Times do not reflect cooling down time.


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40 Min
50 Min


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  • 3 c
    apples, in 1-inch slices (1 pound)
  • 3/4 c
    sugar (5 ounces)
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    flour (3 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    sliced almonds
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp
    coarse sugar (demerara)

How to Make Brown Butter Apple Cobbler


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together apples, 1/4 cup sugar, and lemon juice; stir constantly until mixture comes to a simmer, then remove from heat.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until it becomes golden in color and takes on a nutty aroma, about 2 to 3 minutes; pour brown butter into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; pour in the buttermilk and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon the batter on top of the brown butter, using a spatula to smooth out the batter, but being careful to not mix it into the brown butter.
  5. Scatter the apples and juice on top of the batter; sprinkle almonds over top and dust with nutmeg and demerara sugar. Bake until golden, 50 to 55 minutes; transfer pan to wire rack to cool.
  6. Serve warm.

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About Brown Butter Apple Cobbler

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern

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