You don’t have to wait for autumn for your favorite fruit crisp. Celebrate summer with a delicious Strawberry Crisp.
Strawberry Crisp is a light, flavorful spring dessert that’s perfect for your next dinner party or a weeknight treat. Topped with a crunchy, golden rolled oat topping with a sweet and juicy strawberry base, it will be your new favorite for parties this summer.
So, What Is A Crisp?
I’m a huge fruit crisp fan. In fact, my mother’s apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts to make for my friends. I love jazzing up my recipes though, and with strawberry season in full swing, what better time to make this delightful crisp?
But what is a crisp, really? Is it different than a crumble or cobbler? Cobbler is usually made with a biscuit or cake batter topping. Between a crisp and a crumble though… the differences are a little harder to tell and the terms are used pretty interchangeably. Some will say that crumbles have a different texture or bigger pieces in the topping, but they both have some sort of crispy, crumbly topping over the fruit. With all of these delicious desserts, the fruit can be adjusted to what’s in season.
Making Strawberry Crisp
Strawberry Crisp shows just how easy home cooking can be, and that simple recipes don’t have to be boring when you add small ingredient change-ups (like in our Strawberry Pretzel Salad). In this case, I’m adding almonds to a traditional rolled oats, flour, sugar, and butter topping.
To prepare this recipe, mix the crisp topping ingredients together, slice your strawberries, and layer the two together. Bake, then serve with vanilla ice cream.
It’s so quick and easy, you’ll make it again and again.Print
- 3 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 Tbsp. granulated white sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix sliced strawberries with granulated sugar.
- Combine flour, oats, almonds, and brown sugar. Add butter to flour mixture. Use hands to gently massage the flour mixture until the butter starts to just combine creating buttery chunks. You want a relatively chunky mixture.
- Spread strawberries in an 8”x8” square ovenproof dish. Carefully spoon crisp mixture over top until evenly covered.
- Place dish on an ovenproof tray and bake in oven for 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown and crispy on top.
You’ll know this is done with the strawberry juice is bubbling. FYI, it might even overflow so be sure to bake it on a baking tray as instructed.
This post originally appeared in June 2018 and was revised and republished in April 2022.