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


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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4In 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.
  • 5Scatter 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.
  • 6Serve warm.

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About Brown Butter Apple Cobbler

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