Brown butter creates an incredible flavor that is nearly impossible to replicate. Using brown butter in your desserts will create a flavor profile that will have your guests begging for the recipe. Save this delicious collection of tempting brown butter dessert recipes to use all year long!
The flavor of brown butter pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes. It is incredible in everything from frosting, cookie batter, ice cream, brownies, and cakes. I love using it in my Lemon Butter Gnocchi with Crispy Prosciutto as well as these Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. This collection of incredibly decadent dessert recipes all include rich, nutty brown butter.
What is Brown Butter?
Brown butter is regular butter that is cooked gently until the milk-fat solids "toast" and become golden brown. The flavor transforms into a deep, rich, nutty, and caramelized flavor. It is used in sweet desserts and savory dishes with either salted or unsalted butter. Try today it in any of these amazing desserts!
Tips for Using Brown Butter
- Use a light-colored pan to monitor the color of the butter as it browns. The butter will quickly go from brown and nutty to burnt and bitter. Therefore, it is essential to be able to take it off the heat before this happens.
- Salted butter creates more foam as it toasts and will be more challenging to monitor the color than unsalted butter.
- Once the butter solids have turned between deep golden brown, take it off the heat so it does not burn.
Browned butter can replace regular butter in desserts and savory dishes like pasta sauces for a more rich and delicious flavor.
Brown butter adds a delightful nutty caramel flavor to baked goods.
The milk solids have been toasted, creating an addicting flavor that pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes.
Brown butter is regular butter that has been melted and cooked until the milk solids in the butter become toasted and turn golden brown to amber brown.