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Easy Berry Crisp

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Easy Berry Crisp is a delicious dessert recipe that is a great way to use your favorite mix of seasonal berries. It is the right amount of sweetness with a crispy sweet layer. Serve warm with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.

overhead view berry crisp dessert in white baking dish with spoons, plates, and napkin

Well, well, well, here we are almost at the official beginning of summer and almost at the end of June. I find myself in disbelief at either one of those statements. Like seriously is it really almost summer already and where in the world did June go?

There have been so many things going on that time truly feels as though it is slowing down in some way while speeding up at the same time in other ways.

It has been a lot.

So many life changes.

This summer will look much different. 

I try to still find a bit of normalcy by keeping things routine in my home, especially when it comes to food and recipes. But even some days that’s hard. Please tell me that I am not alone. I am definitely finding comfort in updating old recipes here on the blog and I have one such recipe to share with you today. 

Today I will share with you a quick and easy berry dessert recipe that is the perfect excuse to take full advantage of the berries that are in abundance at the grocery stores these days. Trust me you will want to give this recipe a try and feel free to use any combination of berries that you prefer.

For this recipe, I used blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries to make up the 6 cups that the recipe requires. I used one regular size container for each type of berry. I sliced up the strawberries into smaller pieces, but if you want to leave them in larger chunks then simply hull them out and slice them lengthwise.

What ingredients are needed for this berry dessert?

mixture of different kinds of berries in a large white mixing bowl

  1. A mixture of berries, any combination will do. Try strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, or raspberry. 
  2. Sugar
  3. Cornstarch 
  4. Salt 
  5. Lemon 
  6. All-purpose flour
  7. Old fashioned rolled oats
  8. Brown sugar 
  9. Ground cinnamon 
  10. Butter 

How to make berry crisp:

Preheat the oven 400 degrees F. and spray an 8×8 inch square baking dish or a 10 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray or butter. Using a large bowl, combine the mixed berries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon juice, and gently stir until all of the berries are fully coated and pour into the prepared dish or skillet and set aside.

close up side view berries in white mixing bowl with sugar mixture berries in white mixing bowl evenly coated with sugar mixture

In a separate bowl, prepare the crisp topping by whisking together the all-purpose flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt. Next work the butter into the mixture using your hands until it resembles a coarse meal and all of the butter is distributed throughout the mixture.

small white bowl with ingredients for berry crisp topping

Pour the mixture over top of the berries in the dish or skillet making sure the topping is covering all of the berries on top.

crisp topping over berry mixture in white baking dish

Place into the oven and bake about 30 minutes until the crisp layer is golden brown. Allow cooling in the pan for 10 minutes prior to serving. Serve warm topped with your favorite ice cream, the sauce with thicken as it cools. 

small white plate with serving of berry crisp with vanilla ice cream

berry crisp in square white baking dish with two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top

Easy Berry Crisp

Easy Berry Crisp is a delicious dessert recipe that is a great way to use your favorite mix of seasonal berries. It is the right amount of sweetness with a crispy sweet layer. Serve warm with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry crisp
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 280kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh berries (any combination)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened (substitute Earth Balance for a Vegan version)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 400 degrees F. and spray an 8x8 inch square baking dish or 10 inch cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray or use butter.
  • Using a large bowl, combine the 6 cups of mixed berries, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon salt, lemon juice, and gently stir until all of the berries are fully coated and pour into the prepared dish or skillet and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, prepare the crisp topping by whisking together the 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Next work the 6 tablespoons butter into the mixture using your hands until it resembles a coarse meal and all of the butter is distributed throughout the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture over top of the berries in the dish or skillet making sure the topping is covering all of the berries on top.
  • Place into the oven and bake about 30 minutes until the crisp layer is golden brown. Allow cooling in the pan for 10 minutes prior to serving. Serve warm topped with your favorite ice cream, the sauce with thicken as it cools. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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close up side view serving easy berry crisp with ice cream on white plate

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Tamara
    March 24, 2016 at 7:25 AM

    Berry Crisp is amazing. We get so many berries in our garden. Not yet.. but I can’t wait.

    • Reply
      admin
      March 24, 2016 at 10:09 AM

      Thank you! I have a wonderful time and came home to have to wear a sweater…so weird. I love fresh garden berries, so much better 🙂

  • Reply
    Sadhna Grover
    March 25, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    This berry crisp looks an awesome sweet treat, I would love to try. #Yum yum linky

    • Reply
      admin
      March 25, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      Thank you so much! It was a very good and easy recipe.

  • Reply
    Charlotte
    March 26, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    ooo I’ve never seen anything like this before, it looks a bit like a berry crumble! Very tasty! Thanks so much for sharing on #YumTum this week it looks delicious!

    • Reply
      admin
      March 27, 2016 at 1:34 PM

      Thank you! It is pretty much the same as a berry crumble!

  • Reply
    Sonya
    March 28, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    I’m excited that we will have local berries available soon. The local ones always taste so much better ☺

    • Reply
      admin
      March 29, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      They really do! So much better!!

  • Reply
    Ben
    June 18, 2020 at 2:18 PM

    5 stars
    Crisps are my favorite kind of dessert. They’re not as gooey as other fruity desserts, and the crispy top is awesome.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:09 AM

      Exactly Ben, thank you! That is the best think about any good crisp recipe.

  • Reply
    Amy Liu Dong
    June 19, 2020 at 9:18 AM

    5 stars
    This sounds like a good treats for me and for my kids, I am going to try this on this weekend. Thank you so much!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:10 AM

      Thank you so much Amy! I hope you give it a try and enjoy!

  • Reply
    jen
    June 19, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    5 stars
    The perfect template for any berry crisp recipe. Blackberry/ raspberry is my favorite combo. This recipe works perfect for that.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:11 AM

      Thank you so much Jen! It is perfect for any berry combination of a single berry crisp as well!

  • Reply
    Sara
    June 19, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    5 stars
    This berry crispy sounds (and looks) soooo perfect for my recipe project this weekend! I have about half a package of strawberries and blackberries leftover from shoots this week, so this is so perfect!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:11 AM

      Thank you so much Sara! This is a great way to use leftover berries.

  • Reply
    Erin
    June 20, 2020 at 7:16 AM

    I never understood how the end of June = start of summer. I’m from Texas and feel like summer begins in May. 😉 I love the looks of this crisp! Perfect for all those on sale berries right now.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:12 AM

      Thank you Erin! I’m in Florida and you’re right, it sure feels like summer begins in May!

  • Reply
    Kushigalu
    June 20, 2020 at 9:55 PM

    5 stars
    One of my favorite and best recipe to try using seasonal fruits. So delicious

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:13 AM

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    GUNJAN C Dudani
    June 21, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    5 stars
    I am itching to make berry crisp since a long time. I guess not is the time because i totally love your style and ingredients.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:13 AM

      Thank you so much Gunjan!!!

  • Reply
    Debbie
    June 21, 2020 at 9:28 PM

    5 stars
    I am a sucker for a simple crisp during the summer with a big ole scoop of ice cream. This was our sunday dessert and it was so good. This is the perfect berry crisp recipe!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 12:14 AM

      Thank you Debbie! Always with a big scoop of ice cream! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    June 22, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    5 stars
    Such a perfect Summer treat. My family loves when I make berry crisp for weekends. Can’t wait to give your recipe a try. Looks really delicious.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 22, 2020 at 5:27 PM

      Thank you Natalie!

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