Fresh and juicy strawberries topped with streusel topping makes this Strawberry Crispy an absolutely perfect dessert for berry season!
Why We Love This Strawberry Crisp Recipe
- If you can measure and mix, you can make this beautiful dessert. It’s that easy and fool proof, using many ingredients you probably already have!
- Strawberry Crumble is one of the most delicious ways to showcase summer strawberries. Every bite is loaded with sweet strawberries.
- You can make this in your trusty baking dish or shoot for presentation points by using a cast iron skillet for a beautiful rustic look.
- Who doesn’t love a warm, fruity dessert with ice cream? The combination of strawberries and vanilla ice cream is every thing I love about summer in once bite!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make RECIPE NAME
STRAWBERRIES: Bright fresh strawberries are the star of this recipe. Grab 1 1/2 pounds and you’re ready to go! If strawberries aren’t in season, you can use frozen strawberries instead. (see my notes below)
TOPPING: This is classic crisp topping made from all-purpose flour, old-fashioned rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter. Nothing fancy, heck you may already have these items in your pantry.
EXTRAS: To really brighten up the flavor of this crisp recipe, we’re adding in some fresh lemon juice and lemon zest. You could also swap in lime juice and zest to try something a little different.
How to Make Strawberry CrispJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then grab a medium mixing bowl and stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and stir until the mixture is crumbly. You can set this aside for now.
STEP 2 Make the filling by cutting the strawberries in half and then putting them into a mixing bowl. Add in the cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Then stir until the strawberries are nice and coated.
STEP 3 Pour the strawberries into a 2-quart casserole dish and spread them out. Then sprinkle the topping all over the strawberries so they’re evenly coated.
STEP 4 Baked for 30 to 35 minutes until the topping is golden and the filling is bubbling around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Tips & Tricks
- For the lemon juice and zest, you’ll need 1 large lemon. It should yield enough juice, but you can always have a second on hand just in case.
- If you want to make a strawberry crumble instead of a strawberry crisp, leave out the oats and add another 1/2 cup of flour. This give a streusel like topping to the dessert.
- If you don’t have fresh strawberries available you can use frozen ones instead. Just add an extra 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch to the filling mixture with the frozen strawberries.
Strawberry Crisp FAQ
What is a fruit betty, buckle, cobbler, crisp and crumble?
There are all these fruit desserts out there with different toppings and each one gets its own name. Here’s the breakdown.
- Fruit Buckle – a buckle is fruit mixed with cake batter, poured into a baking dish, and then topped with a streusel topping. It’s kind of alike a fruity coffee cake.
- Fruit Cobbler – a cobbler is a dessert with canned pie filling or fresh fruit in a baking dish that’s topped with a biscuit style dough. The dough spreads out and looks like a cobbled (cobblestone) road, hance the name.
- Fruit Crisp – a crisp is a dessert with canned pie filling or fresh fruit in a baking dish that’s topped with a crumble topping that has rolled oats mixed into it.
- Fruit Crumble – a crisp is basically the same thing as a crisp only there are no oats in the topping… like a streusel.
- Fruit Betty – a betty has a crumb topping with no oats, just like a crumble, but the topping gets layered with the fruit in a baking dish instead of only being on top.
How do you store a strawberry crisp?
Store any leftover strawberry crisp in the fridge covered with plastic wrap for 4 to 5 days.
If you want to freeze your strawberry crispy, bake as directed and cool to room temperature. Then wrap in plastic wrap and foil and freeze. To reheat, unwrap the dish and place in a warm oven (325 degrees F) for about 20 minute until heated through.
What can I do with a bunch of strawberries?
Oh my gosh, so many things! You can rinse them off and eat them. Toss sliced strawberries in a little sugar and leave them to macerate before putting on ice cream or cake. Make strawberry puree and add it to some lemonade. Of make any of these SUPER tasty recipes…
- Strawberry Pie with Jello – add a dollop of whipped cream and you’re set
- Strawberry Caprese Salad – drizzle with some balsamic glaze over top?! YUM!!
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad – a classic summer dessert with sweet, salty, fruity flavor
- Fresh Strawberry Cake – fluffy vanilla cake with the best strawberry frosting around
- Strawberry Sorbet – refreshingly cold and fruity to make your mouth happy