A classic and comforting dessert that is bursting with berries. Sweet berries topped with a crisp and buttery topping, this Mixed Berry Crisp is an easy dessert that the whole family with love. Top with custard or ice cream or just spoon it straight from the pan.
We still love comfort food in the summer time, but we like to put a lighter and seasonal twist on it. This dessert makes use of delicious and ripe seasonal berries, with a crispy oat based topping. Use any mix of berries for a simple dessert that the whole family will love.
Why you will love it
- Total comfort food
- Uses summer berries
- The whole family loves it
- Delicious with custard or ice cream
Step by step
One: Chop the strawberries and put with the rest of the fruit.
Two: Mix together the oats, cinnamon, flour and brown sugar.
Three: Add the cubed butter and using your fingers, crumble it up until it is a fine crumble.
Four: Put the berries in a large bowl with the caster sugar.
Five: Pour the berries in to a baking dish.
Six: Put the oat mix on top of the berries.
Seven: Put in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 for 40 minutes.
What berries to use
This is a mixed berry crisp, as we have used a mixture of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. However, you could use blackberries too. We used an even mix of the 3 berries, however if your family have a stronger preference for one, then you could weight it towards that. Or just do a strawberry crisp.
It wouldn't be a crisp without the perfect crispy topping would it. This topping is made with flour, oats, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar and then baked to crispy perfection. We used rolled oats for this recipe.
You could swap the cinnamon for ginger or nutmeg, or use a mixture of the 3. This topping isn't like a crumble which is just flour. We have used a mixture of oats and flour, which gives it that delicious crispy texture.
This topping also works really well on top of stewed apples too.
What to serve it with
Just like a crumble, this berry crisp is delicious served with custard or ice cream. If you are using ice cream, then keep it simple with a classic vanilla ice cream.
Using frozen berries?
You can use frozen berries in this recipe. That means that even when berries are out of season, you can still enjoy this delicious bake. You can make the recipe the exact same way with frozen berries, but you might need to give it a little more time in the oven.
This dessert will store in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 1 minute. Be aware that the berries with be VERY hot after reheating.
We wouldn't recommend freezing this dessert as once defrosted, the oats can go quite mushy.
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Mixed Berry Crisp
- 600 g (1.25 cups) Mixed berries
- 50 g (0.25 cups) Caster sugar
- 100 g (0.75 cups) Oats
- 50 g (0.5 cups) Plain flour
- 0.5 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 100 g (0.5 cups) Light brown sugar
- 80 g (0.33 cups) Butter
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C(fan)/400°F/Gas 6.
- Mix together 100 g Oats, 0.5 teaspoon Cinnamon, 50 g Plain flour and 100 g Light brown sugar.
- Add cubes of 80 g Butter and using your fingers, crumble it up until it is a fine crumble.
- Put 600 g Mixed berries into a baking dish with the 50 g Caster sugar.
- Put the oat mix on top of the berries.
- Put into the oven for 40 minutes.
- If you don't have brown sugar for the topping, you could use granulated sugar instead.
- You can swap the cinnamon for ginger and nutmeg, or use a mixture of the three.
- We used blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, however you could use just one.
- This topping is delicious on stewed apples too.
- You can serve this with ice cream or custard.
- You can use frozen berries in this recipe too.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.