Perfect Peach Crisp

This peach crisp recipe with fresh peaches is a classic! It’s got a sweet, vanilla-scented fruit filling and a golden…

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This peach crisp recipe with fresh peaches is a classic! It’s got a sweet, vanilla-scented fruit filling and a golden crunchy crumble.

Peach Crisp

Here’s a treat for eating al fresco on the porch as the summer sun sets: this Peach Crisp recipe! This nostalgic dessert is pure summer bliss. Ripe, juicy peaches star in a vanilla-scented gooey filling that’s covered with just the right ratio of crunchy golden crumbles. Top with a dollop of melty vanilla ice cream and it’s summer dessert heaven! Recently we enjoyed it on the patio with dinner guests, who helped themselves to seconds…then thirds! Here’s how to make this tasty summer treat.

Ingredients in this peach crisp recipe

Peach crisp is a summer tradition around here (though I grew up eating this fresh peach pie as our seasonal treat). The great part about crisp? It’s simple, requires no baking technique and is a knock-out hit every time you serve it. People never tire of crisp: we promise! Here are the ingredients you’ll need for a good peach crisp recipe:

  • Ripe fresh peaches: don’t compromise on ripeness! See the notes below. You can also substitute frozen peaches in this recipe if desired.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch (or arrowroot starch)
  • Lemon juice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • All purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter (cold)
  • Salt
Peach Crisp

How to ripen peaches

Ripe peaches are key to any peach recipe. At the store, there’s a lot of variation in ripeness: you might find them rock hard or so juicy they’re almost bruising. If they’re even a bit hard, you’ll need a few days to ripen them. Here’s what to do:

  • Place the peaches in a paper bag.
  • Add a banana inside the bag. The banana emits ethylene gas, which helps the peaches ripen at the same time.
  • Gently close the top of the bag and wait 1 to 4 days, depending on the ripeness of the peaches. Check each day by gently squeezing the fruit to see if the flesh feels soft.
Peach Crisp

Tricks for peeling peaches

Traditionally, a peach crisp uses fresh peeled peaches. You can make crisp with skin-on peaches, but it does add an extra texture element that some eaters might not enjoy. Here’s what to know about peeling peaches: you can’t use a vegetable peeler! It destroys the delicate fruit in the process. Here’s a quick way to perfectly peel peaches (which I learned from my mom in this peach pie recipe):

  • Boil batches of peaches for 45 seconds each. Drop 3 peaches into a pot of boiling water, so that the water fully covers them and boil for 45 seconds.
  • Place into ice water. Remove the peaches from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl of ice water. Drop in the next batch and repeat.
  • Pull off the skin with your fingers. Once the peaches are cooled, use a sharp knife to puncture the skin of the peach, then peel it off in large sheets with your fingers.

Make it gluten-free or vegan

Want to make this peach crisp recipe work for gluten-free or vegan diets? Here are a few easy substitutions that work perfectly:

  • Use almond flour for gluten-free. Almond flour is perfect for crisp recipes: it makes an even crunchier crumble topping.
  • Substitute vegan butter or coconut oil for vegan. Vegan butter is the best option for the crunchiest crumble. Coconut oil comes out softer and not quite as crisp. We recommend refined coconut oil, which has a subtler coconut flavor.
Peach Crisp

Leftover storage info

Got a big pan of peach crisp and want to save it? This dessert saves well at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen.

  • It can stand for 1 day covered at room temperature. The topping stays crisp with this method.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3 days. It holds up pretty well in the fridge, and tastes even better when reheated.
  • Freeze up to 3 months. You can freeze peach crisp for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

More peach recipes

When it’s the season, make all the peach recipes! Here are some favorites you’ll love:

This peach crisp recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free and vegan, see the substitution notes in the recipe below.

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Peach crisp

Perfect Peach Crisp


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

This peach crisp recipe is a classic! It’s got a sweet, vanilla-scented fruit filling and a golden crunchy crumble.


Ingredients

  • 5 cups sliced ripe peaches (2 ½ pounds; about 5 large or 7 medium)*
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold salted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter)
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve (required!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the peaches: Prepare a medium saucepan of boiling water. Drop 3 peaches into the pot so that the water fully covers them and boil for 45 seconds. Remove the peaches from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl of ice water. Drop in the next batch and repeat. Once the peaches are cooled, use a sharp knife to puncture the skin of the peach, then peel it off in large sheets with your fingers. Repeat until all peaches are peeled.
  3. Make the filling: Slice the peaches. In a medium bowl, mix them with the granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and lemon juice, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  4. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a fork or pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
  5. Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. It also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

Notes

*This recipe also works with the same amount of sliced frozen peaches.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Peach crisp, peach crisp recipe, peach crisp recipes, peach crisp with fresh peaches

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Classic Rhubarb Crisp

This rhubarb crisp recipe has a golden, crunchy crumble topping and a gooey, sweet tart filling. It’s just the best!…

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This rhubarb crisp recipe has a golden, crunchy crumble topping and a gooey, sweet tart filling. It’s just the best!

Rhubarb crisp

Here’s spring and summer’s best treat, if you can find a bunch of those magical pinkish-green stalks: Rhubarb Crisp! This homey dessert is absolute summer nostalgia: each bite is a burst of gooey, sweet tart candy topped with a golden oat crumble. Top it with melty vanilla ice cream, and there’s nothing better than scooping up heaping mouthfuls on a summer’s evening. Here’s our favorite rhubarb crisp recipe that will wow everyone.

Ingredients in this rhubarb crisp recipe

This rhubarb crisp recipe is just sweet enough, with a hearty oat crumble and a gooey rhubarb filling. A couple secrets? A heavy dose of oats keeps the crumble textured and crunchy, and hint of orange zest makes the filling pop. It’s not required, but it adds just the right subtle sophistication. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rhubarb
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch (or arrowroot starch)
  • Orange zest (optional)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • All purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Salt
Rhubarb crisp

Keys to the flavor and texture

This apple crisp recipe with oats is pristine: it’s just what you’d expect in a classic, but a little bit elevated. Here are a few notes on what makes it so divine:

  • Orange zest accentuates the sweetness. Acidity in desserts is like salt in savory food: it makes the flavors shine! Here the citrus zest strikes just the right balance with the sugar. Don’t have it? You can use lemon zest or simply remove.
  • The right ratio of butter to oats makes the crumble topping. A good rhubarb crisp recipe should have a topping that’s crumbly and crisp: not crunchy, soft, or soggy. This one has just the right ratio of butter and oats for that signature texture. (It’s crunchier than the one I grew up with, which didn’t have oats!)
  • Cornstarch helps the filling have a thick texture. We’ve found cornstarch works best to create a gooey texture (versus flour). The rhubarb releases a lot of liquid while baking. Don’t want to use cornstarch? Use arrowroot powder, which works in the same way.

Variations: vegan and gluten-free rhubarb crisp

Want to make a vegan or gluten-free rhubarb crisp? Here are a few easy substitutions that make this recipe work for almost any diet:

  • Substitute almond flour for gluten-free. Crisp recipes are easy to make gluten-free using almond flour! It works well in a crumble topping, especially because it becomes slightly crispy when baked.
  • Substitute vegan butter or coconut oil for gluten-free. Vegan butter is the best option. You can also use room temperature coconut oil, though the topping comes out softer and not quite as crisp. We recommend refined coconut oil, which has a subtler coconut flavor.
Rhubarb crisp

Make it a strawberry rhubarb crisp

Want to use that classic combination of sweet red berries and rhubarb? You can do that too! Simply substitute 1 pound of the rhubarb with 1 pound strawberries, or about 3 cups sliced. If you’d like, you can lower the sugar in the filling slightly (we’d try a scant 2/3 cup).

Leftover storage info

Want to save rhubarb crisp leftovers? Here’s what to do:

  • It can stand for 1 day at room temperature (covered). The topping stays crisp with this method.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3 days. It holds up pretty well in the fridge, and tastes even better when reheated.
  • Freeze up to 3 months. You can freeze this rhubarb crisp for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.
Rhubarb crisp

More rhubarb recipes

You’ve got to capitalize on the season when you can find rhubarb! Here are a few recipes we love:

This rhubarb crisp recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free and vegan, see the substitutes in the recipe below.

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Rhubarb crisp

Classic Rhubarb Crisp


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This rhubarb crisp recipe has a golden, crunchy crumble topping and a gooey, sweet tart filling. It’s just the best!


Ingredients

  • 2 pounds rhubarb (6 cups chopped)*
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon orange zest (optional; or ½ teaspoon lemon zest)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold salted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the filling: Chop the rhubarb into ½ inch pieces. Mix it with the granulated sugar, cornstarch, orange zest and vanilla extract in a bowl, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  3. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a fork or pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
  4. Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. This crumble also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

Notes

*For a strawberry rhubarb crisp, simply use 1 pound (3 cups sliced) strawberries with 1 pound (3 cups chopped) rhubarb.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Rhubarb crisp, rhubarb crisp recipe, rhubarb crumble

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Classic Apple Crisp Recipe

This easy apple crisp recipe with oats is classic! Golden crumbles sit atop a luscious, warm-spiced fruit filling. Cakes, cookies…

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This easy apple crisp recipe with oats is classic! Golden crumbles sit atop a luscious, warm-spiced fruit filling.

Apple Crisp Recipe

Cakes, cookies and brownies are easy to pass up for us. But crisp? Give us a good old apple crisp and we’re sure to cave! This apple crisp recipe with oats is absolutely classic, harnessing all that cozy nostalgia of the season. The crumble topping is the ideal texture: crispy but not crunchy, and buttery but not soft. The fruit layer below will make your heart sing: cinnamon, a hint of ginger and allspice set off just a hint of orange and lemon zest.

Best types of apples for an apple crisp

The best apples for an apple crisp recipe? Firm, crisp cooking apples. A sweet tart apple yields the best flavor, because the acidity makes the flavor pop. (Acidity is to desserts what salt is to savory food: we’ll get to that more later!). Here are a few of the varieties that shine in a basic apple crisp recipe:

  • Honeycrisp
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Jonathon or Jonagold
  • Ida Red

Even better, use a mix of apples! You can infuse even more nuance in flavor by using different varieties. We like to use a mix of Golden Delicious and Jonagold, which are easy to find apple picking here in Indiana.

Apple Crisp with Oats

How to core and chop apples…fast!

When you go to make the filling for this apple crisp recipe, you can ditch that apple corer and slicer. (In fact, we finally threw ours in the trash.) Why? Use this easy way to cut apples, which is so much faster:

  • Slice off each of the four sides: Holding the core of the apple, use a large chef’s knife to slice off four sides of the apple, cutting as close to the core as possible. Discard the core.
  • Cut into chunks: Take one of the quarters and place it flat side down. Then slice in half and cross-wise to dice. Repeat with all four quarters!

Cut and apple this way, and it’s just as fast as with an apple corer. (Of course, if you have one of those fancy apple-corer-peeler-slicers, use that instead).

Keys to this apple crisp recipe

This apple crisp recipe with oats is pristine: it’s just what you’d expect in a classic, but a little bit elevated. Here are a few notes on what makes it so divine:

  • Orange and lemon zest accentuate the sweetness. Acidity in desserts is like salt in savory food: it makes the flavors shine! Here the citrus zest (and a little lemon juice) strike just the right balance with the sugar.
  • Cinnamon, ginger and allspice add a cozy flair. There’s a hefty dose of cinnamon, then a hint of ginger and allspice. Keep in mind: the ginger flavor increases when refrigerated if you save leftovers.
  • The right ratio of butter to oats makes the crumble topping. A good apple crisp recipe should have a topping that’s crumbly and crisp: not crunchy, soft, or soggy. This one has just the right ratio of butter and oats for that signature texture.
Easy Apple Crisp

Customize the sugar to taste

This apple crisp recipe has a little variation on the sugar level in the filling. Here’s what to know:

  • Use ⅓ cup sugar for a sweet tart crisp. This also is perfect if you are planning to serve with vanilla ice cream.
  • Use ½ cup sugar for a sweet crisp. If you’re a sweet dessert lover, go up to ½ cup sugar. It’s sweet but not overly sweet.

Variations: vegan and gluten-free

Want to make a vegan apple crisp recipe or gluten-free apple crisp recipe? Here are a few easy substitutions that make this recipe work for almost any diet:

  • Substitute almond flour for gluten-free. Crisp recipes are easy to make gluten-free using almond flour! It works well in a crumble topping, especially because it becomes slightly crispy when baked.
  • Substitute vegan butter or coconut oil for gluten-free. The vegan substitutes don’t get nearly as crisp of a topping, but it works! Vegan butter is the best option. You can also use room temperature coconut oil, though the topping comes out softer. We recommend refined coconut oil, which has a subtler coconut flavor.
Easy apple crisp recipe

Toppings for this easy apple crisp recipe

You might think vanilla ice cream when it comes to apple crisp, and that’s fantastic. But here are a few other options for getting creative:

Leftover storage info

Want to save leftovers of this apple crisp? Here’s what to know about storage:

  • Refrigerate for up to 3 days. The topping holds up pretty well in the fridge, and even better when reheated.
  • Freeze up to 3 months. You can freeze it for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

More apple recipes & desserts

There are so many apple recipes to try once you’ve made apple crisp! Here are a few more apple desserts to try:

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Classic Apple Crisp


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This easy apple crisp recipe with oats is classic! Golden crumbles sit atop a luscious, warm-spiced fruit filling.


Ingredients

  • 6 (2 pounds) medium to large cooking apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon each ginger and allspice
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • ¾ cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or vegan butter or room temperature refined coconut oil for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Core, peel and cut the apples into 1/2-inch chunks. Combine the apples with the lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest, granulated sugar*, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice in a large bowl and toss until well coated.
  3. In a separate bowl, make the crumble topping: stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Add the vanilla and stir. Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the to bowl. Use your hands to mix it into the dry ingredients until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while, so be patient; you can also use a pastry cutter or fork if you prefer.
  4. Grease a 9 x 9-inch (or equivalent size) baking dish. Place the apple filling in the bottom, then evenly distribute the crumble over the top.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, then serve with Greek yogurt sweetened with maple syrup, whipped cream or ice cream. Stores refrigerated for 3 days or freeze up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

Notes

*If you prefer a sweet tart apple crisp, go for ⅓ cup sugar (also good if you’re planning to top it with vanilla ice cream). Use ½ cup sugar for a sweet apple crisp.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple crisp recipe, apple crisp with oats, easy apple crisp, easy apple crisp recipe

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Cherry Crisp

Cherry Crisp is simple, quick, and delicious. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate weeknight dessert. Last week I was tidying up our pantry and realized that I haven’t used my ice cream maker in quite some time. So I pulled it forward on the shelf, gave it a good …

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Cherry Crisp is simple, quick, and delicious. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate weeknight dessert.

Last week I was tidying up our pantry and realized that I haven’t used my ice cream maker in quite some time. So I pulled it forward on the shelf, gave it a good wipe down and decided that I need to teach my girl how to make some homemade ice cream.

I scanned the fridge and pantry to see if we had everything on hand to whip up a simple vanilla ice cream base, but it was a no-go because I had used the rest of the cream for a delish Alfredo sauce last week.

So I totally switched gears and decided I was in the mood for a crisp – cherry crisp to be exact.

And I just so happened to have all of those ingredients on hand – complete with a pint of vanilla bean ice cream in the freezer.

No worries though, we’ll get to the homemade vanilla ice cream as soon as I pick up some more heavy cream on our next grocery trip.

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Classic Strawberry Crumble

This strawberry crumble (aka strawberry crisp) is the only recipe you need! The big berry flavor and oat topping make a recipe you’ll bake up again and again. Wow. That’s what we hope you’ll say when you taste our perfect strawberry crumble recipe! There’s the strawberry filling, scented with orange zest and vanilla until the berries pop. There’s the crunchy crumble topping, hearty and homey with oats and walnuts. It’s simple, but all together it makes a true symphony of flavor: far greater than the sum of its parts. Even better: you can make it using fresh or frozen berries! This makes it a dessert you can whip up on moments notice. It also works for various diets. Whatever the case: it’s a true stunner. Keys to the best strawberry crumble, aka strawberry crisp Did you grow up with a great strawberry crumble recipe? Or strawberry crisp? The humble crumble or crisp is one of our favorite desserts to make. Why? There’s no precision required and it’s so satisfying. We’d choose it over pie or cake any day. I created this recipe in honor of Alex’s birthday in early spring. I was craving berries but with none in sight, I […]

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This strawberry crumble (aka strawberry crisp) is the only recipe you need! The big berry flavor and oat topping make a recipe you’ll bake up again and again.

Strawberry Crumble

Wow. That’s what we hope you’ll say when you taste our perfect strawberry crumble recipe! There’s the strawberry filling, scented with orange zest and vanilla until the berries pop. There’s the crunchy crumble topping, hearty and homey with oats and walnuts. It’s simple, but all together it makes a true symphony of flavor: far greater than the sum of its parts. Even better: you can make it using fresh or frozen berries! This makes it a dessert you can whip up on moments notice. It also works for various diets. Whatever the case: it’s a true stunner.

Keys to the best strawberry crumble, aka strawberry crisp

Did you grow up with a great strawberry crumble recipe? Or strawberry crisp? The humble crumble or crisp is one of our favorite desserts to make. Why? There’s no precision required and it’s so satisfying. We’d choose it over pie or cake any day. I created this recipe in honor of Alex’s birthday in early spring. I was craving berries but with none in sight, I opted for frozen instead! Here are the keys to this strawberry crisp:

  • Use fresh or frozen berries! This means you can store berries in your freezer and whip up a crumble anytime…no need to wait for strawberry season.
  • Orange zest and vanilla add complexity to the filling. These make the berry flavor pop and add nuance! Take one bite and you’ll be amazed.
  • Butter, nuts and cinnamon make for the best crumble. The crisp topping has the perfect crunch: butter is the crispiest (but see the dietary notes below). A handful of nuts makes it even crunchier, but that’s optional.
Strawberry crisp

Bake until golden brown: timing may vary!

Throw these layers together and bake in a 350 degree oven: easy as pie! (Or crumble. Ha!) There are a few notes to consider around bake time:

  • Bake until the top is golden brown: the timing varies based on your oven, baking dish, and berries! The bake time will be different every time depending on those variables. Our recipe testers had bake times between 30 minutes and 1 hour, though for most it was around 50 minutes.
  • If it’s not golden, keep going! You’re looking for that golden hue. If the oats look pale, keep going.

What people are saying

This strawberry crumble recipe was tested by a few recipe testers (thanks to our Instagram community!). Here’s what we heared:

  • “Wow! This strawberry crumble is absolutely delicious! I love the touch of orange and the vanilla extract in the filling. Delicious!” -Sarah
  • “This is SOOOO GOOOD!!! Perfectly crispy on top and the strawberries were set. Love it!” -Katy

Let us know what you think in the comments below! We can’t wait to hear.

Strawberry crumble recipe

Strawberry crisp variations: vegan, gluten free, etc!

What about dietary variations: can you make a gluten free strawberry crisp, or a vegan strawberry crumble? Yes and yes. Here’s what to do:

  • Use almond flour for gluten free. Almond flour works perfectly as a substitute for flour in a crisp or crumble recipe. In fact, it becomes even crispier than with all purpose!
  • Use vegan butter or coconut oil for vegan. Vegan butter is a bit closer to a traditional crisp texture. Or you can use coconut oil: it’s also delicious, just a little softer.
  • Use coconut sugar or another solid sugar substitute. Use your favorite solid sugar. Using maple syrup makes for a softer crisp topping, so we typically steer away from it: but you can use it if desired! It does work well in the filling.
  • Use more orange zest. For a strawberry orange crumble, double the zest!

What’s the difference between a crisp and crumble, anyway?

Not much! There was originally a difference between a strawberry crisp and a strawberry crumble, but that distinction has faded over time. Today, most people use these terms interchangeably! The original difference between the two was that a crisp had oats, whereas a crumble would not (per The Kitchn). Hence, the crisp was crispier because of the oats! You can use either term for this dessert now: so just pick your favorite!

Strawberry crisp recipe

Toppings for this strawberry crumble

Last up: how to top this strawberry crumble recipe? Let us count the ways. It’s actually extremely delicious without a topping. But you can also add one of the following tasty options to take this strawberry crisp over the top:

This strawberry crisp / crumble recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, see the notes in the recipe below.

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Strawberry Crumble

Classic Strawberry Crumble (or Crisp!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This strawberry crumble is the only recipe you need! The big berry flavor and crisp topping make a recipe you’ll bake up again and again.


Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2 pounds strawberries, fresh or frozen (about 6 1/2 cups whole)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest* (or 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the crumble / crisp topping

  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour or almond flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold salted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the filling: Quarter the fresh berries. Or if using frozen, run the berries under warm water for 1 minute in a strainer. Then mix with the filling ingredients in a bowl, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  3. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly (this will vary based on your oven and berries: it may be shorter or longer so keep an eye on it). Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes

*For a very forward orange flavor, use 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon orange zest.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Crisp

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Peach Almond Crisp

Peach Crisp-a simple peach crisp made with fresh peaches and topped with a sweet almond oat topping. Add a scoop of ice cream for an extra special summer dessert. Peach Crisp Millions of peaches, peaches for ME! Don’t you just love that song? It …

Peach Crisp-a simple peach crisp made with fresh peaches and topped with a sweet almond oat topping. Add a scoop of ice cream for an extra special summer dessert. Peach Crisp Millions of peaches, peaches for ME! Don’t you just love that song? It always gets stuck in my head, especially when I am eating peaches…

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Easy Apple Crumble

What’s better than a big pan of apple crumble? This easy recipe fills a 9 x 13 inch pan with crunchy topping and a gingery apple filling. Growing up with an apple tree in my backyard, my family would hours making and freezing homemade applesauce and canning apple butter. To keep us going, my mom would make her signature apple crisp. We’d shovel in forkfuls with vanilla ice cream running down our chins. And now, Alex and me finally have our own take on the old standard! This is the best classic apple crumble (or apple crisp, because they’re pretty darn similar). It’s a big 9 x 13 pan to feed a crowd, and fresh ginger accentuates the gooey filling perfectly. Ready to get started? Best apples for baking apple crumble What are the best apples for baking apple crumble or crisp? We’re glad you asked. There are certain apples that hold their texture better than baked. Some apple varieties are better for eating than cooking! Alex and my personal preference is for tart or sweet tart apples when baking. Here are what we’ve found are the best apple varieties for baking: Jonathon or Jonagold Ida Red Honeycrisp Golden Delicious […]

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What’s better than a big pan of apple crumble? This easy recipe fills a 9 x 13 inch pan with crunchy topping and a gingery apple filling.

Apple crumble

Growing up with an apple tree in my backyard, my family would hours making and freezing homemade applesauce and canning apple butter. To keep us going, my mom would make her signature apple crisp. We’d shovel in forkfuls with vanilla ice cream running down our chins. And now, Alex and me finally have our own take on the old standard! This is the best classic apple crumble (or apple crisp, because they’re pretty darn similar). It’s a big 9 x 13 pan to feed a crowd, and fresh ginger accentuates the gooey filling perfectly. Ready to get started?

Apples for baking

Best apples for baking apple crumble

What are the best apples for baking apple crumble or crisp? We’re glad you asked. There are certain apples that hold their texture better than baked. Some apple varieties are better for eating than cooking! Alex and my personal preference is for tart or sweet tart apples when baking. Here are what we’ve found are the best apple varieties for baking:

  • Jonathon or Jonagold
  • Ida Red
  • Honeycrisp
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith

We used Ida Red that we picked at a local apple orchard in this apple crumble, and they had the perfect texture and flavor.

Easy Apple Crumble

Tips for this easy apple crumble

This apple crumble is truly easy to make, and uses simple ingredients and time-honored crumble traditions. Here are a few tips for baking and serving this apple crumble:

  • Use fresh ginger. Many apple crumble recipes use ground ginger, but fresh ginger adds the best flavor. Our best trick for fresh ginger? Peel it with a spoon.
  • It makes a big pan: 12 servings! One way to keep desserts healthy is to eat a small serving. This makes a 9 x 13 pan, which is 12 servings. If you stick to that size, this dessert is not so bad!
  • Top with Greek yogurt, creme fraiche, whipped cream, or ice cream. To make a healthy spin, try a small dollop of Greek yogurt that’s lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Creme fraiche with a little maple is heavenly.
Apple crumble

Variations on this recipe

There are a few variations listed in the recipe below to customize this apple crumble for various diets and tastes! Here’s what you can do:

  • Make it vegan: Use coconut oil in place of the butter. The crumble will be slightly softer than it is with butter, but it’s still fantastic.
  • Make it gluten free or paleo: Use almond flour in place of all purpose flour. The filling will still be delightfully crumbly.
  • Add flair: Add spices to give it a spin. Try 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cardamom in the crumble, or add a pinch of nutmeg or cloves.
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Apple recipes

Got more apples? We went apple picking this year (see below) and had a ton of leftover apples. We made this apple crumble, and have been picking our way through our favorite apple recipes. Here are a few of our top picks for cooking with apples:

This apple crumble recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, follow the variations in the recipe below.

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Easy Apple Crumble


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Description

What’s better than a big pan of apple crumble? This one makes a 9 x 13 pan of classic crunchy topping and a gooey cinnamon and ginger apple filling.


Ingredients

For the filling

  • 6 medium to large cooking apples
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the crumble

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or coconut oil for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Core, peel and thinly slice the apples. Peel the ginger and grate it.
  3. Combine the apple slices and filling ingredients in large bowl and toss with your hands until well coated.
  4. In separate bowl, make the crumble topping: stir together the flour, brown sugar, oats, walnuts and kosher salt. Add the vanilla and stir. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to bowl. Use pastry cutter or fork to fully incorporate the butter (or room temperature coconut oil).
  5. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Place the apple filling in the bottom, then evenly distribute the crumble over the top.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, then serve with Greek yogurt or creme fraiche sweetened with a drizzle of maple syrup, whipped cream (classic, vegan or bourbon infused), or ice cream.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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