This filling is swirled with toasty brown butter and studded with rich and chewy dates cooked in espresso, which helps cut the sweetness you expect in most pecan pies. The recipe was adapted from the Soframiz cookbook by Maura Kilpatrick and Anna Sortun of Sofra Bakery in Boston — from Desserts by the editors of Food & Wine
This simple seared scallops dish comes from The Lobster Place in the Chelsea Market Cookbook. Everything, from seafood to fresh pasta, tastes good in a brown butter sauce; it looks fancy but takes no time at all to put together.
Click Here to See More Scallops Recipe
Fall may just be my favorite time of year. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to that first cool breeze, the leaf change and, of course... apple picking! Yes, a beautiful, clear fall day driving out to a farm to pick apples is perfection for me.
Now, the reality is, once you get out amongst the orchards, apple picking turns to sport. And you can’t help but go a bit loony and bring back a quantity of apples that most normal people couldn’t consume in a year. I end up making pies, apple butter, and chutneys until I can’t look at another apple for a year, and this was no exception. I went in on some Red Delicious, Idareds, and Mushus, and this pie was the (necessary) result.
The star anise infuses the brown butter, and that fragrant nuttiness complements the light, licorice-like flavor of the spice. In combination with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a rich vanilla bean, the pie has a complexity that still doesn’t take away from the simplicity of the apple pie itself — that traditional apple flavor and buttery, flaky crust. I love to make the crust from scratch, but feel free to use your own recipe here or go ready-made. The filling could not be more simple, and this is now my go-to apple pie... Enjoy!
Click here to see 7 Must-Have Spices.
Click here to see 15 Classic Comforting Foods
These beautiful browned potatoes combine with sweet butternut squash, making a colorful side for your Thanksgiving Day table. This recipe is courtesy of Potato Goodness.50 Best Potato Recipes, Mashed and Beyond.
Gnocchi is an easy pasta dish to make at home, and with the addition of a classic fall staple like sweet potatoes, it becomes one of the easiest dishes to whip together for your Thanksgiving celebration.
Browning butter creates a deep, almost nutty flavor. Throw in some shallots and a few fresh sage leaves and you have a delicious and extremely easy sauce that's perfect with just about everything — proteins, pasta, vegetables. For this dish, I roasted butternut squash, mixed it into whole-wheat pasta, and topped the whole dish with the decadent, buttery sauce.
See all butternut squash recipes.
Click here to see Butter vs. Olive Oil: What's Better?
Roasted Brussels sprouts are one of my all-time favorite veggies. Before you call me crazy, try out this recipe and make sure to dip at least one of the roasted sprouts into the brown butter vinaigrette.
Serve with Amanda Simpson's Ginger-Sumac Roasted Turkey Breast recipe.