Crisp of any kind is one of our family’s favorite desserts.
The warm sweet fruit with the slightly salty, crisp topping. Oh and add some vanilla ice cream and it’s a little bit of heaven! I like to think it’s a bit healthy too—all that fresh fruit. I try to ignore the fact that I’ve also dumped loads of sugar and butter on top. 😉
Mixed Berry Crisp Recipe
Down below you’ll find my recipe for this delicious berry crisp. But I have to confess, when I cook, I tend to wing it—a little of this, a little of that. As long as you keep the recipe roughly the same, it will turn out just fine.
So feel free to substitute berries to suit your family’s preferences. We’ve made this with only strawberries, strawberries and blueberries, strawberries and peaches, and strawberries and rhubarb. It just depends on what we have on hand.
I usually use fresh fruit but it’s also fine to use frozen. You may have to cook it a little longer with frozen berries. Sometimes it doesn’t thicken up quite as well. But even a little soupy, it still tastes amazing. So no worries! Just eat and enjoy!
Ingredients for fruit mixture:
- 1 quart fresh strawberries (cut into halves – or quarters if they are really large)
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1/2 pint blackberries or raspberries (whatever is in season)
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of orange or grapefruit juice. (I have used both and either works just fine…you really just want to add a little acidity to brighten the flavor of the fruit)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Ingredients for topping:
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup old-fashion oats
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 sticks of cold butter (diced)
- Vanilla ice cream to serve on top. (While technically ice cream is optional…it really does make the dish)
- Preheat oven to 350°
- In a large bowl toss the berries, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, the cornstarch and citrus juice.
- Pour the fruit mixture into an approximately 8 x 10″ baking dish. (I like to use my Pampered Chef covered baker)
- To make the topping: Mix the flour, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, the brown sugar, oatmeal and salt together in a large bowl.
- Then mix in the butter just until the dry ingredients are moist and the mixture has a crumbly texture.
- Sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit.
- Bake for approximately 1 hour until the fruit is thick and bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
- Serve warm with ice cream….YUM!