Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp is an easy recipe with just a few ingredients. It is a delicious dessert- juicy, berry filling baked under a rich buttery crispy and crumb topping. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream or on it’s own.
This dessert is always a hit and you can use fresh or frozen fruit which makes it easy all year long. Fresh and light when berries are in season in the warmer months, but real comfort food dessert in the colder months.
Some berry crisps have a granola-like topping but I am partial to a mixture of the oats that add a granola feel and a streusel topping. Streusel topping usually have a ratio of double flour to the sugar and butter. For example two cups of flour, one cup of sugar and one cup of butter. For this recipe I added extra with adding the oats.
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Ingredients you will need to make your Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp
Berries – use fresh or frozen berries. In the summer fruit is ripe and ready to go, perfect for this crisp. In the winter you can switch out for any mixture of berries that are frozen. Frozen berries are available all year round. You can use any mixture of berries that you like. Some people have more of a preference for one type than the other. I like a mixture of black berries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries
Brown sugar– I use brown sugar because it is a little different than granulated
Oats– use quick oats because they cook faster. If all you have is Old fashioned Oats you can use those too. I suggest NOT to use steel cut oats.
Lemon juice– This keeps the fruit fresh and adds a hidden flavor
Sugar– I like to use both brown sugar and granulated sugar. The brown sugar adds a certain richness to the streusel topping
Butter– keep the butter cold. You can cube the butter before using your pastry cutter or fork to blend with the dry mixture to make the crumbs. If the butter is soft it will just melt into the crumbs and you won’t get the desired topping.
Tips for making a successful Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp
There are not many tips because this recipe is so easy. Mix together your dry ingredients for the topping. Then add the butter, then add the oats. This way when you cut the butter in to make the crumps you are not making the oats so tiny you won’t see them and they won’t crisp up.
This recipe is so easy and comes together in minutes.
You can make this dessert a few hours ahead of time and just reheat when ready to serve.
You can substitute frozen berries for fresh in this recipe. Depending on how much juice the berries have when they defrost in cooking will determine how juicy your finished crisp will be.
(6 cups of berries mixed)
2 cups blackberries
2 cups blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup strawberries
1/2 up sugar
1/3 cup or cornstarch or all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 cup all-purpose four
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
16 tbsp butter- cold
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
prepare your your baking dish measuring approximately 9×13″
In a medium size bowl add together your berries, sugar, flour and lemon juice and mix
In another bowl add your dry ingredients: flour, sugars, and cinnamon (optional) and salt. Keep your oats aside for now
Add your butter to the dry ingredients and with a pastry cutter or fork mix together until mixture is mixed into small pea size pieces that resemble crumbs.
Stir in oats and set aside
Add your crumb mixture evenly
Drop fruit mixture on the top and spread out
Sprinkle with sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Place in preheated oven and bake for about 40- 45 minutes until top is golden brown and bottom is bubbling
Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes to allow fruit to thicken
Serve warm out of the oven and top with ice cream or whipped cream
If you make this recipe ahead of time it is ok to serve at room temperature or reheat for about ten m15 minutes int he oven
Now isn’t that easy and delicious
Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp
- 6 cups of berries mixed
- 2 cups blackberries
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 up sugar
- 1/3 cup or cornstarch or all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Crisp topping1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup 1 1/2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup 1 cup all-purpose four
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp salt
- 16 tbsp butter- cold
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Prepare your your baking dish measuring approximately 9x13"
- In a medium size bowl add together your berries, sugar, flour and lemon juice and mix
- In another bowl add your dry ingredients: flour, sugars, and cinnamon (optional) and salt. Keep your oats aside for now
- Add your butter to the dry ingredients and with a pastry cutter or fork mix together until mixture is mixed into small pea size pieces that resemble crumbs.
- Stir in oats and set aside
- Add your crumb mixture evenly
- Drop fruit mixture on the top and spread out
- Sprinkle with sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Place in preheated oven and bake for about 40- 45 minutes until top is golden brown and bottom is bubbling
- Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes to allow fruit to thicken
- Serve warm out of the oven and top with ice cream or whipped cream
- If you make this recipe ahead of time it is ok to serve at room temperature or reheat for about ten m15 minutes int he oven
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