This berry crisp is made with frozen berries (or fresh) and simple ingredients. The perfect easy dessert for any occasion.
Why you will love this recipe
- It tastes absolutely delicious and has the most amazing simple oat crumble topping.
- This berry crisp is made with frozen mixed berries and pantry items that you probably already have on hand (oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter.)
- It is really easy to make. I am a big fan of easy desserts that are made from frozen berries. If you have seen my recipes for homemade preserves or this triple berry shortbread tart, they are all made with frozen berries which I always have in my freezer.
- It is easily adaptable to use any fruit. This berry crisp is a mixed berry crisp recipe because I like an assortment of berries, flavors, and textures in my crisps. You can make this into any type of fruit crisp with frozen fruit you like or have on hand whether it is blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries.
Ingredients you will need
There are only a few ingredients you will need to make this frozen berry crisp.
- Frozen mixed berries. This can be any mix of frozen berries you like.
- Granulated and brown sugar
- Old fashioned oats
- Unsalted Butter
- Corn starch (optional)
- Kosher salt
How to make mixed berry crisp
This mixed berry crisp (berry crumble) is so easy to make. Making this berry crisp takes just a few steps and some light assembling that anyone can do!
If you prefer to work with fresh berries, nothing changes with the recipe. Here is what it looks like.
Step 1: Mix frozen berries with vanilla, granulated sugar corn starch, and lemon.
Step 2: Make your oat crumb topping by cutting butter into your flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
Step 3: Add the berries to the ramekins. You can also bake this up in a large 9 x 9 pan.
Step 4: Evenly distribute the oat crumble topping to the ramekins.
Making this for a crowd
This berry crisp recipe has been a lifesaver for me because it is the best dessert to make for a crowd since you can make large pans of it. This recipe will make enough to fill one 9x11 pan or four very large ramekins.
If you need to make this for even more people, you can just double or triple the recipe. I know from experience on this one as I use this for large events all the time! I have made multiple pans of this recipe and it is always eaten up.
For special occasions like the holidays, you can assemble all of the ingredients ahead of time. When ready, just bake it right before you are ready to eat it (see notes in the recipe below).
This mixed berry crisp is totally fine all on its own right out of the oven but it never hurts to add a topping. My favorite toppings to add to this crisp are:
- Vanilla Ice cream (especially when the crisps are still hot). Ice cream melting over a delicious crisp oat crumble topping is total heaven to me.
- Whipped cream. For this, I give the crisp a few minutes to cool down then add it.
- Powdered sugar. Because everything is prettier and tastier with powdered sugar.
You can leave the berry crisp out for a bit but it is a good idea to refrigerate it covered if you have leftovers.
Berry crisps are great for make-ahead desserts. You can make it ahead of time fully baked or fully assembled. If you decide to fully bake it ahead of time, just place aluminum foil over the top and reheat in the oven on low heat until warmed through.
More Dessert Inspiration:
Mixed Berry Crisp with Frozen Berries (or Fresh)
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- 8 medium sized ramekins or 4 large ramekins or a 9x9 baking dish or a pie plate
- 24 ounces frozen mixed berries about 4 cups. If using fresh berries the amount is the same.
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 teaspoon corn starch optional. This will make the berries portion thicker
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
Oat Crumble Topping
- ½ cup unsalted butter cubed and chilled this is 1 stick of butter
- ¾ cup flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a 9x11 baking dish (or 4 large ramekins, or 8 regular sized ramekins).
- In a large bowl add frozen berries, lemon juice, corn starch, vanilla and sugar and mix well with a spoon then set aside.24 ounces frozen mixed berries, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 lemon juiced, 1 teaspoon corn starch, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In another large bowl, add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and oats.¾ cup flour, 1 cup old fashioned oats, ⅔ cup light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Now add your chilled diced butter to the bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, a fork and knife or by rubbing the flour mixture and butter in your hands until it is the size of peas then set aside.½ cup unsalted butter cubed and chilled
- Place your ramekins or baking dish on to a sheet pan in case the berry juice bubbles over the side.
- Evenly distribute your berries to your baking dish.
- Now evenly spread this mixture over top of your berries.
- Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the berry juice is nice and bubbly and the top turns a light golden brown.
- Let rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
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