Mixed Berry Crisp

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Whether you use fresh or frozen berries, fruit crisps are a must-have dessert. This Mixed Berry Crisp is the ultimate in comfort food, especially paired with ice cream.

Table of Contents
  1. About this Mixed Berry Crisp:
  2. Fresh Fruit vs Frozen Fruit
  3. How to Make Mixed Berry Crisp
  4. Recipe Variations
  5. Mixed Berry Crisp Recipe

Our fruit dessert recipes are always the most popular in the winter. Everyone seems a little worn out on pumpkin and spicy cookies and cakes. They want vibrant, sweet berries and tart lemons.

This triple berry crisp recipe is perfect for winter days using frozen fruit, but delicious in the summer with garden fresh berries as well.

closeup of triple berry fruit crisp in a baking pan

About this Mixed Berry Crisp:

  • Flavor: Berries aren’t overly sweet fruits, which make it perfect for a crisp with a sweet streusel topping. This recipe calls for just ¼ cup sugar in the berries and ½ cup sugar in the topping. You can always add more if you’d like, but if you’re putting a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, I think you’ll find that amount of sugar is all you need.
  • Texture: The berries will soften during baking and create a sweet syrup that will thicken as it sets. The crisp topping will be a little crunchy right when it comes out of the oven, but will soften as it sits.
  • Method: You’ll love how quick this recipe comes together. You’ll only need about 10 minutes to mix the berries and topping. Then pop it into the oven to bake for about 45 minutes.

Fresh Fruit vs Frozen Fruit

Fresh or frozen fruit will work for this crisp recipe. If you have frozen fruit, however, you’ll want to thaw and drain the fruit first. Gently pat the fruit dry with a paper towel. Then you’re ready to continue on with the recipe.

collage of how to make triple berry fruit crumble

How to Make Mixed Berry Crisp

  • Prepare. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Mix the berries. Toss berries with lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the melted butter, cornstarch, vanilla and sugar to the baking dish. Lightly toss together to combine. Pour the berries into the prepared baking dish.
  • Mix the topping. In a medium bowl, mix the topping ingredients: flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles small crumbles. Sprinkle the oat topping over the fruit.
  • Bake. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The topping should be light golden brown and the filling will be bubbling. Let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.
mixed berry crisp in a bowl with ice cream

Recipe Variations

  • Love pie? Try our mixed berry cobbler pies. It’s 3 of our favorite desserts in one.
  • Use gluten free oats and flour for a gluten free version of this recipe.
  • Try using apples for an apple crisp.
  • Add pecans to the crisp topping to add a little crunch.
closeup of mixed berry crisp with ice cream
closeup of mixed berry crisp with ice cream

Mixed Berry Crisp

4.67 from 6 votes
Whether you use fresh or frozen berries, fruit crisps are a must-have dessert. This Mixed Berry Crisp is the ultimate in comfort food, especially paired with ice cream.
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the Filling:

  • 6 cups mixed berries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter cut into chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Toss berries with lemon juice in a large bowl.
  • Add the melted butter, cornstarch, vanilla and sugar to the baking dish. Lightly toss together to combine.
  • Pour the berries into the prepared baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the topping ingredients: flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles small crumbles.
  • Sprinkle the oat topping over the fruit.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. The topping should be light golden brown and the filling will be bubbling.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving to let the juices thicken.
  • Serve with ice cream if desired.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container the refrigerator.

Notes

  •  Use a combination of your favorite berries including blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.
  • If using frozen berries, thaw them first, drain them and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • If you prefer a sweeter berry crumble, add up to 1⁄2 cup of sugar.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 8 people, with 1 serving being ⅛ of the crisp. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 300
Keyword easy dessert recipe, easy fruit dessert, fruit crisp

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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