This bright and colorful Mixed Berry Crumble is topped with a honey-sweetened oatmeal coconut crumble. It is heavenly, served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Before there is any confusion, let me point out that I made this fantastic mixed berry crisp while we were still in Canada. Because in Thailand, fresh berries aren't really available.
There is an abundance of amazingly sweet and juicy fruit like mangoes, pineapple, papaya, lychees and dragon fruit here. Just this morning we went to the market and came back with a big haul of fruit for the week. Berries just weren't part of it (Maybe I should try a mango crisp next?).
Once we decided on returning to Thailand, I knew that we would have limited access to fresh berries (In the cooler mountain areas they grow strawberries, apparently). So in the months leading up to our departure, I had berries as often as possible.
We Love Berries and Baking with Berries!
With almost every grocery shop visit I brought home a package of some kind of berries. They really are the perfect snack fruit. Both Olivia and I had our fair share of berry snacks.
I just love that they don't need to be peeled or cut into chunks or even bitten off (ok, some huge strawberries might require a couple bites). Healthy and easy snacks are the best!
Other than eating them fresh, I also love baking with berries. I regularly swoon over these blueberry pie bars. I HAVE to make them again soon. Luckily, they can also be made with frozen berries, which we can get here too.
Make It Ahead - This Crumble Bakes Super Easily!
For this mixed berry crumble I set out to sweeten it only with honey and the results were just wonderful. There is a little honey mixed with the berries to enhance their natural taste.
And the crumb topping is honey-sweetened as well. I love crumbly, crunchy dessert toppings. This one has rolled oats and shredded coconut in the mix, which make for a great texture contrast over the berries.
I also love how quickly this dessert can be prepared. You could even make it ahead, when you have company, and just pop it into the oven about half an hour before serving dessert. Served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top, this Mixed Berry Crisp is heavenly!
Even better when the ice cream topping is freshly churned and homemade! Find out how to make delicious homemade ice cream in my ice cream maker review post.
Honey Sweetened Mixed Berry Crisp
- 4 cups mixed berries* like blueberries, blackberries and strawberries (cut strawberries in half or quarters)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ⅓ orange juice freshly squeezed
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ¾ cup flour
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil melted; more if needed
- 3 tablespoons coconut shredded & unsweetened
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- Place berries in an 8-inch square baking pan. Combine juice and cornstarch until dissolved, then pour over berries. Drizzle honey over the berries and lightly toss everything.
- Add all topping ingredients into a bowl. Combine by hand until crumbs form. Add more melted coconut oil (1 tablespoon at a time), if mixture is too dry.
- Spread topping over berries and bake for 25-30 minutes until berries are bubbly and topping turns golden-brown.
More Berry Dessert Recipes
Check out these delicious berry recipes!
- Strawberry Rhubarb Galette
- Raspberry Cake Bars
- Blackberry Skillet Cake
- Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins
To thicken fruit for a crumble, you can use ingredients like cornstarch, flour, or tapioca. These substances help absorb excess liquid and create a thicker, more cohesive filling for the crumble.
Mixed berries typically include a combination of various berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. The precise blend may vary, but it generally encompasses a mixture of different types of berries.
Fruit crumble usually consists of a layer of sweetened fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of flour, oats, butter, and sugar. The combination of these ingredients creates a delectable contrast in textures and flavors.
Blueberry crumble is typically made with a layer of fresh or frozen blueberries mixed with sugar and lemon juice. The topping is often a blend of flour, oats, butter, and sugar, providing a delightful crunch to complement the soft berries.