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Brown Butter Apple Berry Crisp

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3.9 from 7 reviews

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Brown Butter Apple Berry Crisp is a heart-warming apple dessert! Tart Granny Smith apples are tossed together with fresh blueberries, warm cinnamon and sugar, then topped with a brown butter crisp topping. The result is a slightly nutty, warm, fruity dessert to make your tastebuds sing!



For the fruit filling:

  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons flour

For the brown butter crisp topping:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the fruit filling:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, toss together the apple slices and blueberries with the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour until completely coated. Transfer to a 9×9 baking dish or one of similar size.

For the brown butter crisp topping:

  1. Brown the butter in a small saucepan over low heat by allowing it to melt and bubble. Watch closely and stir occasionally as the butter will brown quickly once its bubbled down. The desired result is a rich, golden brown color and a toffee-like smell.
  2. Pour the brown butter into a small bowl and add in the flour, oats, sugar and vanilla. Stir to combine and from a crisp-like topping.
  3. Evenly top the prepared fruit filling with the crisp topping. Place the baking dish on top of a sheet pan lined with parchment in case of bubbling over.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the crisp topping is golden brown and the fruit filling is bubbly and cooked through. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!
  5. Serve


  • Granny Smith apples are ideal for this recipe, but other tart or firm baking apples can be used such as: Jonathans, Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Pink Lady.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 375
  • Sugar: 44.5g
  • Sodium: 86mg
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.1g
  • Fiber: 5.3g
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg

Keywords: Brown Butter Apple Berry Crisp

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