brownbutter dessertsWhen I served this dessert the other night someone said this is “crack”.  Could not be more simple to make and based on the ingredients you really can not go wrong.

Whipped cream

Mixture of berries




Put a dollop of whipped cream in everyone’s bowl.  Then put a few heaping spoonfuls of berries over the whipped cream.  Melt the butter in a sauce pan until it browns.  There is a short period before the butter becomes that beautiful caramel color and burns so pay attention.  Once the butter becomes caramelized turn off the heat and add some vanilla.  All these amounts are purely by gut.  Then mix the vanilla in the butter and pour just a small amount over the berries in each of the bowls.  Sprinkle a little white sugar over the top of this mixture and serve.  Must be eaten warm.

Simple and insanely delicious.



Comments (Archived):

  1. William Mougayar

    When I saw the title, I thought you were writing about our shameful Mayor Ford.But the berries festival sounds much better!

    1. Gotham Gal


  2. Tracey Jackson

    It’s Amanda Hessers Berries with Brown Butter. It is all I serve this summer. Only she doesn’t use the cream. It’s like pie without the crust

  3. Mario Cantin

    That’s it, I’m off buying whipping cream right now! My wife and I are having ‘crack’ for dessert tonight 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      Its awesome

      1. Mario Cantin

        Holy smokes that was good! The butter really adds magic here.I can see why “crack”was used as a metaphor :)Thanks again for sharing.

  4. deirdrelord

    Uhhhmmm. Yes. This weekend, with CSA blueberries. Thank you thank you.

  5. Carrie

    You can add meringues to the whipped cream – so good.

  6. Lisa Mogull

    Yum! On my way to the farmer’s market right now…

  7. adria tomy

    yummm , delicious berries