Strawberry Crisp

Step aside apple crisp. Strawberry Crisp is new in town! This easy strawberry dessert recipe is made with fresh strawberries and crunchy oat topping. 

Table of Contents
  1. About this Strawberry Crisp Recipe:
  2. Cast Iron Skillet Dessert
  3. Can you use frozen strawberries?
  4. How to Make Strawberry Crisp
  5. Recipe Variations
  6. Strawberry Crisp Recipe
  7. Other Strawberry Recipes

Spring is fast approaching. I can’t even hold back how excited I am for this. What’s the best thing about spring? All the fun spring & summer desserts and flavors, such as lemon and strawberry.

One dessert that I’m literally addicted to is fruit crisps. Think fresh strawberry in a baking dish sprinkled with a old fashioned oats crisp topping.

strawberry crisp in a skillet with a scooped out

About this Strawberry Crisp Recipe:

  • This Strawberry Crisp is super simple and quick to whip up. You’ll only need about 10 minutes of prep time.
  • Sweet strawberries mixed with just a little sugar and cornstarch for thickening make a deliciously fruity filling on the bottom.
  • Easy oat topping that adds a light crunch to every bite.

Cast Iron Skillet Dessert

I love making my crisps in my cast iron skillet. Not only do the skillets cook perfectly, they hold in heat and keep everything nice and warm longer. Not to mention desserts in skillets are fun and everyone loves them.

If you don’t have a skillet, any other 9×9” baking dish will do just as well.

collage of how to make strawberry crisp

Can you use frozen strawberries?

This recipe is best with fresh strawberries. You can use frozen, simply thaw them and drain off any liquid, then continue with the recipe.

How to Make Strawberry Crisp

  • Prepare. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9-10” cast iron skillet with shortening.
  • Mix the strawberries. In large bowl mix together the strawberries, sugar and cornstarch until combined, then set aside.
  • Mix the oat topping. In another medium bowl mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt and butter. Mix until coarse crumbs form.
  • Bake. Put the strawberries in the bottom of the prepared skillet and then top with the oat crumbs, making sure it is spread evenly over the top. Bake for about 45 minutes (up to 60 minutes) or until the edges are bubbly and the oat topping is golden-brown.

This is excellent with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or you can make a homemade whipped cream and dollop it on top of the warm strawberry crisp.

strawberry crisp on a plate with a spoon

Recipe Variations

  • Want to add other berries to this crisp? Go ahead and add raspberries and blueberries (or even blackberries) and it can be a triple berry crisp.
  • Add a drizzle of lemon juice to your strawberries and you can give it a little citrus burst behind each bite.
  • Add rhubarb for a strawberry rhubarb crisp.
  • Use gluten free oats and tapioca starch for a gluten free version of this recipe.
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract in the strawberries will warm up the flavor.
  • This can also be a vegan strawberry crisp if you use coconut oil or vegan butter instead of regular butter.
strawberry crisp in a skillet with a scooped out
strawberry crisp in a skillet with a scooped out

Strawberry Crisp

4.72 from 7 votes
Step aside apple crisp. Strawberry Crisp is new in town! This easy strawberry dessert recipe is made with fresh strawberries and crunchy oat topping. 
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the strawberries:

  • 5 cups strawberries (sliced)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

For the oat topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (melted)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In large bowl mix together the strawberries, sugar and cornstarch until combined, then set aside.
  • In another medium bowl mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt and butter. Mix until coarse crumbs form.
  • Grease a 9-10” cast iron skillet with shortening.
  • Put the strawberries in the bottom of the prepared skillet and then top with the oat crumbs, making sure it is spread evenly over the top.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes (up to 60 minutes) or until the edges are bubbly and the oat topping is lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers.

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Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 6 servings, with 1 serving being ⅙ 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: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 461
Keyword cobbler, skillet, strawberry, summer

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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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Sue Reeves
4 months ago

Am making this today. Have only made cherry crisp, so this is first try.

Ellen Taylor
1 month ago

I don’t have a cast iron skillet. What do you recommend I make this dessert in?