Easy Mixed Berry Crisp

Pies & Tarts
April 13, 2022
Pies & Tarts
April 13, 2022

Easy Mixed Berry Crisp

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Total time: 1 hr

If you’re looking for a no-fuss, crowd pleasing dessert you’re lookin’ right at it. This mixed berry crisp is made with allllll the  fresh berries (or frozen berries if that’s what you have!) and topped with a buttery, streusel topping. Serve this berry crisp à la mode for the ultimate sweet treat.

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Easy Mixed Berry Crisp

If you’re looking for a no-fuss, crowd pleasing dessert you’re lookin’ right at it. This mixed berry crisp is made with allllll the  fresh berries (or frozen berries if that’s what you have!) and topped with a buttery, streusel topping. Serve this berry cobbler à la mode for the ultimate sweet treat.

mixed berry crisp with vanilla ice cream

Easy Mixed Berry Crisp

Is there anything better than in season fruit? I think not. The second the fresh berries pop out at the grocery store I get a little over excited and tend to buy as many as I can get my hands on. So if you’re looking for a way to use up a bunch of extra fruit (or just to please all of your berry fiend friends), this classic mixed berry crisp is calling your name. It’s made with a thick layer of juicy berries and topped with a buttery streusel.

mixed berry crisp in a white dish with ice cream

What ingredients do you need for mixed berry crisp?’

One of the best thing about fruity desserts is that nature does a lot of the work. You’re starting off with a naturally sweet and delicious berry base and the buttery streusel topping just pushes it over the edge. You’ll need just 6 super simple ingredients to whip up this delicious berry cobbler. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Berries: Well, duh! You can use fresh or frozen berries of whatever for this berry cobbler! When the berries are in season I love to load up at the farmers market or Trader Joe’s and use a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. But feel free to use a mix of whatever is your favorite. Frozen berries are also equally delicious and make this berry crisp super affordable to make.
  • Flour: You’ll need all purpose flour to thicken up the berries and also to bind together your crisp toppig
  • Sugar: You’ll need sugar for both the berry filling and the topping to give this berry cobbler a hint of sweetness. If your berries are super sweet or if you prefer a slightly tarter crisp, feel free to go down on the sugar to taste.
  • Lemons: A little bit of lemon zest and juice will brighten up your mixed berry crisp and give it a little extra oompf.
  • Butter: You’ll need butter to grease your pan and for the buttery biscuit topping. If you are vegan I have had success swapping out the butter with a planted based alternative.

mixed berry crisp with vanilla ice cream

How to make mixed berry crisp

Crisp is seriously one of the easiest desserts on this planet to make. I’m talking 1 bowl, minimal ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands on time. I’d take that over spending hours making a pie any day! Look how easy this berry crisp is to make:

  • Make the berry layer. Place all the ingredients for the berry layer into a buttered pan and mix to coat
  • Make the crisp topping. Combine all the ingredients for the crisp topping in a bowl and mix together until the topping resembles wet sand clumps together when you squeeze it.
  • Drop the topping over the berries and bake. Use your hands to crumble the crisp topping over the berry layer to cover it evenly. Place it in the oven to bake.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream. Once the crisp has cooled every so slightly, serve it up a la mode!
  • Devour!

It’s that simple!

mixed berry crisp with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberriess

Why is mixed berry crisp the best dessert to whip up this summer?

Super easy to make: This berry crisp requires 10 minutes of prep work to come together into a classic homestyle dessert as opposed to other fancy fruit desserts like a pie or a tart. It’s a no-fuss dessert that’s equally delicious.

  • Made with simple ingredients: Every ingredient you’ll need for this berry dessert is a classic pantry staple.
  • Easily customized: Another beautiful thing about crisp is that it’s super easy to tweak. You can swap out the fruit for whatever you have on hand, add in some extra spices, and easily make it vegan or gluten free!
  • Forgiving: If you go down on the sugar, add an extra tablespoon of butter, forget the lemon zest–don’t. sweat. it. This crisp recipe is super forgiving because it’s basically just a mess of crunchy streusel and fruit that will taste delicious no matter what happens.
  • Packed full of fresh flavor: While the buttery, streusel topping is so tasty that I often lick the bowl when I make this, it’s really the fruit that shines through.

mixed berry crisp in a white baking dish

The secret to making the best mixed berry crisp of all time

By now I think I’ve gotten across my point that crisp is one of the best and simplest desserts to make. But there are a few tricks I have up my sleeve to ensure you can get perfect berry crisp every single time:

  • Use good fruit: The fruit makes up about half of your cobbler, so it’s important to use ripe, sweet berries. Berries can be pricey, so try using a mix of fresh berries and frozen berries so you can splurge on the organic raspberries without breaking the bank.
  • Don’t over mix the biscuit topping: The key to a tender, moist topping is a lightly mixed dough. The more you mix the dough the more gluten will build which can lead to tough, dry biscuits. Ew. Only mix the batter until it’s just combined.
  • Serve with ice cream: You must do this. It is truly a nonnegotiable when it comes to crisp eating. I prefer vanilla ice cream because it adds a rich, creamy layer to the sweet, fruity berry crisp!

Happy baking, sweet friends!

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Easy Mixed Berry Crisp

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If you’re looking for a no-fuss, crowd pleasing dessert you’re lookin’ right at it. This mixed berry crisp is made with allllll the  fresh berries (or frozen berries if that’s what you have!) and topped with a buttery, streusel topping. Serve this berry crisp à la mode for the ultimate sweet treat.

If you’re looking for a no-fuss, crowd pleasing dessert you’re lookin’ right at it. This mixed berry crisp is made with allllll the  fresh berries (or frozen berries if that’s what you have!) and topped with a buttery, streusel topping. Serve this berry crisp à la mode for the ultimate sweet treat.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 7 cups mixed berries (we used blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour

for the crisp topping

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8 cup pan with cooking spray or butter generously.
  2. Place the berries, sugar, lemon juice, and flour in the prepared pan and use a large spoon to stir everything together right in the pan. Yes–it’s that easy! Make sure the berries are evenly coated and well mixed. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, sugars, and salt. Stir everything together. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix well until the mixture forms clumps and resembles wet sand.
  4. Generously sprinkle the berries with the crumble topping.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until the berries began to bubble up and the topping has turned golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool before eating. Serve with ice cream! Enjoy 🙂

Keywords: mixed berry crisp, berry crisp

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  1. I have fresh nectarines and blackberries. Can I use nectarines and blackberries in this crisp instead of all berries ? Thanks

    • Yes! You can absolutely use frozen berries. I usually use an extra tablespoon of flour when using frozen berries because they tend to produce more liquid!

  2. I did a variation of your topping for a blueberry peach crumble (added a little almond flour and sliced raw almonds) I absolutely ❤️ love your vibe!!

  3. This was absolutely delicious! The fruit just melded together beautifully and the crisp top was perfect! I’m making it again tonight!