mixed berry crumble

The sunlight that fills my kitchen around 7pm these days is the kind that you just want to bottle up.  Summertime is upon us and I can’t get enough of all of the lovely things that come along with it.  Brighter mornings, open windows, maxi dresses, playing in the yard, fresh flowers on our kitchen table, desserts served with ice cream.

This crumble is really, really, really good.  Especially with ice cream.




Mixed Berry Crumble
  • Berry Mixture:
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6oz raspberries
  • 8oz strawberries
  • 8oz blueberries
  • Crumble mixture:
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon chopped almonds, toasted
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  1. Add water and cornstarch in a bowl and mix to combine. Place cornstarch mixture, sugar and all berries in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir mixture and heat until it starts boil. Pour mixture into a 9×13 pan and set aside to cool completely.
  2. Add remaining dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Add applesauce to mixture. Add in butter and use a pastry blender or two forks and cut butter into mixture. Sprinkle mixture over cooled berry mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes or until filling is thick and bubbly and topping is golden brown. Remove from oven; let cool for 20 minutes. Top with ice cream. Devour.

adapted from Bakers Royale


The fun thing about a crumble is that you could swap out any of these berries for whatever you have on hand.  Such a quick and easy after-dinner treat.




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6 Responses to mixed berry crumble

  1. This is such a delicious looking dessert! Love the idea with the mixed berries.

  2. Mary Marshall says:

    This was such a great recipe! We used non-dairy butter (to make it vegan) and added some ground flax to the top crumble….delish! It was very sweet, and I can imagine would be great for breakfast if I toned down the sugar 🙂

    I did have trouble with the cornstarch to water ratio though…I ended up adding more water to make it actually mix (it was almost like trying to stir cement without more water!)…but my end product was fine-perhaps just a bit more thin.

    Fabulous pictures by the way. Love recipes with pictures!

    • prettyplainjanes says:

      Thanks. Mary!! I think I ended up adding a splash more of water as well. The great thing about a crumble is they are not as exact as most baking is- little changes don’t do much damage to your end result. So glad you gave these a try and enjoyed them!!

  3. Meredith S says:

    I made this yesterday and it was the best crumble I’ve ever had! I did adjust the corn starch a little to make it thicker. I also subbed blackberries for strawberries. Yum, yum, yum. Will definitely make again!