Mixed Berry Crumble is an irresistible dessert loaded with luscious fruit. Start with a filling of fresh berries — plump strawberries, tangy blueberries, and juicy blackberries. Then top the berry mixture with an almond sugar cookie crumble and bake until bubbly and golden brown.
Serve warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert that will disappear before your eyes!
Mixed berry crumble is a dessert that is perfect all year round, but is such a great way to use fresh berries when they are in season 🫐
Why KJ Loves
Mixed Berry Crumble
I love how wholesome, delicious and simple this recipe is. It’s just delicious and heart-warming!
Berry Crumble Filling Ingredients
This thickens the filling by soaking up the berry juice. If you’re using frozen berries, you may need to add a little more flour to soak up the extra juice.
Sugars & cinnamon
A combo of regular sugar and brown sugar gives a deeper sweetness. Add a bit of cinnamon for a comforting touch.
This berry crumble recipe calls for fresh strawberries (quartered), blueberries, and blackberries. But if you want to mix things up and use different berries (or frozen berries!), go for it!
Berry Crumble Topping Ingredients
This crumble topping recipe uses typical baking ingredients: butter, flour, baking soda, and sugar.
BUT. There’s a secret ingredient that makes this delightful dessert totally next-level: Almond Extract.
Just a little dash gives the berry crumble topping a sugar cookie-like flavor.
Tips to Customize Your Mixed Berry Crumble
Here are just a few ways that you can make this recipe your own:
Use the berries you have on hand! You really can use any assortment of berries in this crumble recipe. If you like blueberries better than blackberries, then double up on the blueberries! Raspberries would also be a delicious addition.
Try adding other fruits that you have on hand throughout the year. Peach season? Add some in! Apples on the counter? Peel and add them in! You really can’t go wrong.
Frozen Berry Crumble
If you have a bag of frozen mixed berries in your freezer, they make great crumble filling.
I love that frozen berries allow you to enojy this delightful crumble all year round. Plus, frozen fruit is often cheaper than fresh!
Follow these tips to adjust the recipe:
- Adjust the baking time iyou useng the berries straight from the freezer.
- Chop larger frozen berries like strawberries in a food processor for a more even bake.
- Add a little extra flour to the filling to soak up the extra berry juice that frozen berries produce.
- Or, thaw the berries out the night before, drain the extra juice, and follow the recipe exactly as written!
How to Make Mixed Berry Crumble
Making mixed berry crumble is a breeze.
Toss the fruit with sugar, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
Then, make a quick crumble topping. Mix melted butter with flour, sugar, and almond extract to create a delicious, sugar-cookie-like topping.
Finally, top the fruit with the crumble and bake to perfection! Easier than pie.
Wash the dishes. How sad.
Serving Mixed Berry Crumble
I highly recommend serving this triple berry crumble warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
Heck, you could even eat the leftovers for breakfast if you wanted! Heat a bowl up with a bit of milk or cream. Serve with a cup of hot coffee, mmm ☕
I may or may not have enjoyed this crumble for breakfast…multiple times…
Is it a Crumble…or a Crisp?
People mix them up, but each fruity dessert brings its own tasty texture to the table (or your couch).
A crumble has a soft, crumbly streusel made of butter, flour, and sugar.
Other melt-in-your-mouth crumbles:
A crisp has a nuttier, oat topping that leaves a crunch.
Crisp it up with these recipes:
Closely related is a cobbler, a fruit dessert covered in a fluffy, biscuit-like sweet dough.
Try these cobblers:
Mixed Berry Crumble FAQs:
What is crumble mix made of?
Crumble mix is a streusel topping made with flour, sugar, and butter. This recipe includes almond extract for an extract dash of flavor!
Can you make mixed berry crumble ahead of time?
To make the berry crumble ahead of time, follow all the directions up until putting it in the oven. Store covered for several days. When you’re ready to bake the crumble, take it out and bake it in the oven as directed. You may need to add several minutes to the baking time.
How do I get berry crumble crunchy?
Make sure you bake long enough for the top to become golden brown. If you want a crispier topping, try this Apple Berry Crisp recipe.
How do I make my crumble not soggy?
If you’re using frozen fruit, thaw the fruit completely and drain the excess liquid to avoid a soggy crumble.
Can I use different berries or fruit?
Yes! This is a versatile crumble recipe, and you can use whatever berries you have on hand, or add in other fruit — like fresh peaches.
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