Mixed Berry Crisp

5 from 57 votes

This Mixed Berry Crisp is an easy dessert everyone will love! It's made with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, then topped with a buttery crumble!

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Easy and delicious…what’s not to love?! I have made a version of this Mixed Berry Crisp many times and everyone always love it. I have tried it with peaches, strawberries and rhubarb, apples and of course, berries, and I think my favorite is the mixed berries so far. You are going to love this delicious summer dessert!

Mixed berry crisp served with ice cream in a bowl

This mixed berry crisp is such a great way to use up an abundance of fruit you have on hand! And might I add, it’s a quick recipe you can throw in the oven just 10 minutes before your guests arrive! Top off that abundance of fruit with some flour, sugar and butter (oh yes…feelgoodfoodie is using some butter here today!) and you’ve got a classic crisp that’s literally to-die-for!

If you’re not a great baker (like me) but you still want a homemade sweet and simple dessert, this baby’s got your name written all over it! It’ll have your house smelling like the inside of Williams Sonoma when they do dessert cooking instructions and it’ll have your guests swooning over the bowl asking for the recipe! For me, this usually feeds about 6-8 people and I never have leftovers.

Healthy Fruit Crisp

One serving of this delicious dessert comes in under 300 calories, and thanks to all those delicious berries you are getting a good helping of vitamins and minerals. Plus, the topping is made with oats so right there, you’ve got some whole grains, fiber and antioxidants.

I’ve seen variations of this recipe where people use an egg to mix with the flour and sugar crumble and you can totally do that. But I don’t think it needs the egg personally, and I enjoyed it better without the egg.

How to make Mixed Berry Crisp

Make the fruit filling

Start by washing the berries and placing them in a greased baking dish along with sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.

collage of mixed berries in a dish

You can then mix the berries all together and set them aside. You’ll notice, they will start to soften and release their juices.

top down shot of berries in a white dish

Make the streusel topping

Next, it’s time to prepare the streusel topping. It’s a simple mixture of flour, oats, brown sugar and salt.

collage of dry ingredients in a bowl

Then you’ll cut some cubes of butter and either use a fork or your hands to cut the butter into the flour mixture. You want it to be crumbly and well combined.

collage of butter in a bowl mixed into a flour

Assemble and bake the crisp

Now you’re ready to top the mixed berry with the crisp topping, and bake it in the oven. You’ll know it’s done when the crisp topping gets golden brown and the filling underneath starts to bubble and thicken. Let it rest for a few minutes so that the filling sets and gets even thicker.

before and after baking shots of berry crisp in a white dish

And then dig in and devour!

Mixed berry crisp in a white baking dish

Tips for making mixed berry crisp

  1. Make the crisp ahead of time. You can make the filling, the streusel topping or the whole thing ahead of time. Just keep it covered in the fridge and cook it when you are ready to serve.
  2. Use frozen fruits to make this in the winter. If you’re using frozen fruit, there’s no need to thaw them or rinse them. Just place them as is in the baking dish. But be sure to add 3-5 more minutes of baking time.
  3. Don’t skip the cornstarch. Adding cornstarch to the mixed berries mixture really helps to bring the whole mixture together so that the filling isn’t runny and crumbly. If you don’t have cornstarch, you can use flour.
  4. Allow the crisp to sit for a few minutes before serving. Like most baked desserts, this one needs a few minutes in order to cool and set when it comes out of the oven. This ensures that the berries are set and not runny.
top down shot of berry crisp in a bowl

Frequently asked questions

Can you make this crisp gluten-free?

You can substitute the flour in this recipe with a gluten-free variety, if you or your guests are sensitive to it.  Full disclosure, I haven’t tried this myself, so am unable to confirm what the finished dish will taste like. If you do use gluten-free flour, it’s best to use one that’s a mix of flours. It’s harder for the streusel to hold up if it’s just almond flour or coconut flour.

Can you bake with frozen berries?

Yes!  Frozen berries are great to use in this dessert if you don’t have access to fresh. There is no need to thaw them, it’s a like for like swap. But I would recommend adding a few minutes to the baking time.

What’s the difference between crisp, crumble and cobbler?

A crisp is a baked fruit dessert, very similar to a crumble and a cobbler – the difference is all in the toppings.  A cobbler is topped with thick biscuits or pie dough and a crumble topping rarely contains oats unlike a crisp.

mixed berry crisp served in a bowl with ice cream

I hope that you enjoy this delicious Mixed Berry Crisp as much as we do!  I love that it’s so easy and fuss free to make, but is packed full of flavor. It’s such a great summer dessert, and be sure to serve it with your favorite ice cream!

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Mixed Berry Crisp

This Mixed Berry Crisp is an easy dessert everyone will love! It's made with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, then topped with a buttery crumble!
5 from 57 votes
Servings 6 servings
Course Dessert
Calories 299
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 5 cups mixed berries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed light or dark
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter diced, cold
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish or 7-inch x 11-inch baking dish.
  • Place the mixed berries into the greased baking dish; sprinkle sugar, corn starch and cinnamon on top and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter using a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the crisp/streusel mixture over berry mixture.
  • Bake until the crisp topping is lightly brown, and filling is bubbly, about 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

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Notes

Storage: Store the cooled mixed berry crisp leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 7 days in the fridge. Serve cold, at room temperature, or re-warmed in the microwave or oven.
Make ahead: You can make the crisp topping in advance. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a month.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of granulated sugar, you can use coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup
  • To make it vegan, use vegan butter or coconut oil
  • To make this gluten-free, use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix and gluten free rolled oats. Do not substitute only almond flour or only coconut flour.
  • If you don’t have cornstarch for the filling, substitute it with all purpose flour.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 3.4g, Fat: 8.4g, Saturated Fat: 4.9g, Cholesterol: 20.4mg, Sodium: 238.1mg, Fiber: 4.1g, Sugar: 32.6g

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mixed berry crisp in a bowl with a scoop of ice cream

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  1. This was amazing so I don’t have a pic Y. It didn’t last long rnuf after leaving the room. Only difference i just a variety of apples 🍎 tart & sweet added some nuts & raisins dotted a few cubes of 🧈so as to create a carrmel like sauce.
    It was heavenly 😍 🥰♥️😋😋
    So Quick & Easy will make again ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  2. Five stars ! Yummy . My first attempt at a crisp and it turned out great . Thank you Yamuna !

    1. That’s so awesome! Love your picture on Instagram with the ice cream on top…yum! Thanks so much for the feedback 🙂

  3. So easy to make and tastes great! I subbed honey for the granulated sugar and it came out delicious!

  4. This recipe was simple and delicious! So glad I gave it a try! Adding it to my list of “things to look forward to in the summertime”

  5. I have tried a variety of crumble recipes for my husband…it’s his favorite dessert. He loved this one the best. So yummy yet so easy!

  6. Make sure you mix the cornstarch in and don’t just sprinkle it over the top of the berries. I made this mistake and the juice from the berries were really watery, even after I let it sit. It was still out of this world, just wanted to mention so others don’t make the same mistake. It is delicious. I used plant based butter and couldn’t tell any difference. Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!!

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