Brown Butter Blueberry Apple Crumble

Brown Butter Blueberry Apple Crumble

  • posted on: January 29, 2019
  • posted by: 21 Acres
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Kari Fetrow is part of the Farm Market team and she loves to cook for her family of five. Easy, flavorful and attractive are priorities for her in order to please the crowd. Here’s the latest blog from Kari for a tasty dessert.


Hey there, it’s Kari from the 21 Acres Farm Market, checking in with my favorite recipe this month. This week we threw our dearest Deb a retirement party. It gave me the excuse to make something lovely to celebrate all that she has done for us at 21 Acres. (We love and will miss you Deb!)

I decided to go with a Brown Butter Blueberry Apple Crumble. Boy, was this amazing! The best crumble I have ever made. EVER. It was gooey, sweet, and crunchy – literally everything a proper crumble should be. We served it alongside Bow Hill Blueberry Ice Cream made by Lopez Island Creamery (found in the Farm Market) and topped with a generous serving of spiced whipped cream.


For the Filling:

2lbs local apples (I used a variety of sweet and tart apples from the Farm Market)
1 c. blueberries
2 tbsp flour
1/2 c. local honey or 1 cup raw cane sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
1 tbsp butter, divided
a sprinkle of salt

For the Crumble:

2 c. flour
1 c. rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 c. loosely packed brown sugar (I wouldn’t substitute this one)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 – 1/8 tsp ground clove
1 c. melted & browned butter

For the Spiced Whipped Cream:

1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
a sprinkle of each: cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees if using convection and 375 if using non-convection. Start by greasing a 9×13″ baking dish with butter. Then peel and chop the apples into chunks (I like chunks rather than slices because I think it gives a better texture to the apples) adding them to the greased baking dish. Next add the blueberries (fresh or frozen work just fine), the flour, spices, and honey/sugar. Give everything a toss in the dish and then add the tbsp of butter in chunks all over the top of the fruit mixture. In a separate bowl add all dry crumble ingredients. Melt the butter on the stove top in a small sauce pan. Do so at medium-low heat until it turns a golden brown. Watch this carefully because butter will easily burn. This step should take about 15 minutes. Once the butter is done add it to the dry ingredients and stir. Then with your hands spread the crumble evenly over the filling. Put into the preheated oven for 35 minutes and enjoy the delicious smells coming from your oven.


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