Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss

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This Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss is a cross between a fruit cobbler and a cake. It’s loaded with fruit on the bottom, but some of the topping seeps down between the fruit. The sugar sprinkled on top before baking gives it a nice crunch, and is the perfect addition to this old fashioned dessert.


I have been making lots of things with apples lately, but one of my favorites is this Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss.

I received the sweetest email from a reader, Cheryl from NC. She told me how much she liked my blog and shared a few of her favorite recipes with me. One of her favorites was Browned Butter Bliss with Plums from Dinner With Julie, Sounds heavenly doesn’t it, so of course I needed to give it a try.

Also included in this post is a Recipe Round Up. I’ve joined a fun group of bloggers to put together a roundup of recipes on the first day of every month. This month we’re sharing Brown Butter Recipes. 

A collage of making Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss

Costco had some big beautiful blueberries, so I decided to make a Blueberry Bliss instead of a plum bliss. I was afraid blueberries might be a bit too juicy for this recipe and make the top soggy, so I used the technique that Cook’s Illustrated uses in their blueberry pie recipe.

I cooked half of the blueberries to create a sauce, then added the remaining blueberries and apples. It worked perfectly.

Once you have the fruit cooked, you brown the butter. Browning it gives it sort of a nutty flavor. Watch it closely so you don’t burn it. Then you combine the topping ingredients and pour them over the fruit and finish the top with a sprinkle of sugar.

This Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss is a cross between a fruit cobbler and a cake. The sugar sprinkled on top before baking gives it a nice crunch and is the perfect addition to this old fashioned dessert.

My family was blissfully happy with this dessert. Serve it hot with a scoop of vanilla ice are. Thanks Cheryl for recommending it.

Be sure and check out all of the delicious brown butter recipes this month below.

Yield: 8 servings

Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 apple peeled and diced


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter a pie plate.
  2. Add 1 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar, lemon juice, and salt to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until blueberries burst and mixture is thickened.
  3. Add remaining 1 cup of blueberries, apple, and lemon zest. Stir to combine. Spread into the pie plate.
  4. Prepare Topping: Melt the butter in a small saucepan and keep cooking it, swirling the pan occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until it turns golden. Pour into a bowl. Stir 3/4 cup of sugar into the butter, then the eggs, then the flour and cinnamon.
  5. Pour over the fruit and sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden and crusty, and the juices ooze from around the edges.
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or thick vanilla yogurt.


*Instead of the blueberry filling you can substitute - 8 or so plums, thickly sliced, or apricots, or 3 peaches, or 3 tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced + 2 Tbsp. sugar (or to taste, according to the sweetness of the fruit)

A collage of photos from Brown Butter Recipe Roundup

Brown Butter Recipes You’ll Love

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Cashew Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter
Butter Pecan Blondies with Brown Butter
Garlic Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Apple Blueberry Bliss
Snickers Cheesecake Bars with Brown Butter
Brown Butter Parmesan Corn
Brown Butter Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
Skillet Brown Butter Carrots
Dark Chocolate Brown Butter Brownies
Browned Butter Salted Caramel Sauce

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A collage of Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss


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