Packed full of juicy berries tossed in a sweet sugar and vanilla mixture, Triple Berry Crumble has a warm and thick syrupy filling you just can't resist. Topped off with a crisp and buttery brown sugar streusel, you've got a dessert everyone is sure to love.
Simple and cozy, this dessert is bursting with flavor. It really doesn’t get any easier than this warm summer treat. With little to no effort this delicious dessert will be prepared in just minutes!
Berries and cream will always be a classic dessert that never gets old! So with summer on it's way out this is a great way to use up and enjoy those end of summer berries.
Plus, a warm fruit crumble really is a great dessert option for both summer and fall. Which makes this Triple Berry Crumble recipe a great choice as we transition into that next season here soon.
With fresh or frozen fruit and a handful of pantry staples you can easily bake up a comforting batch of this Triple Berry Crumble for any occasion.
- Berries - Frozen or Fresh
- Orange Zest
- Brown Sugar
🍳 Step-by-Step Instructions
Firstly, you will want to pre-heat the oven to 350° F. Then go ahead and add your berries (fresh or frozen), sugar, flour, orange zest and vanilla in your square baking dish. A plus of mixing your filling ingredients right there in your baking dish will help cut down on dishes you have to wash later.
Secondly, in a separate bowl add your brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and flour. Afterwards add your room temperature butter to your streusel or crumble topping. Once done combining everything your streusel should feel like moist sand.
Then once the topping is ready you will want to sprinkle it across the top of your berry mixture. Place your dish in the pre-heated oven and bake for one hour. However, if you choose to use fresh berries your cook time will be closer to 45 minutes.
Your berry filling will begin to bubble as your Triple Berry Crumble gets closer to being done. So watch for that bubbling, it is a key indicator for doneness.
Lastly, remove your Triple Berry Crumble from the oven. You will want to serve it warm for optimal yumminess! Serve it alongside or topped off with freshly whipped cream or a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!!
👩🏻🍳 Make it Your Own
Swap out our frozen berry medley for any of your favorite fruits. In fact, berries and stone fruits all make for delicious crumbles! Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, apples or even rhubarb will all swap well in this Triple Berry Crumble.
And whether you choose to use frozen or fresh fruit your ingredient list will remain the same. The only changes are to the cook time. If using fresh instead of frozen berries just take 15 minutes off your cook time.
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Super easy to prepare in larger batches, this summer time dessert makes it so easy to serve a large crowd or group of people. Perfect for barbecues, picnics or potlucks this summer time dessert is a real winner!
Store for up to a week in the fridge or in an airtight container for up to 5 months. Then when ready to enjoy again you can choose to serve your Triple Berry Crumble cold, at room temp or re-warmed.
What is the difference between a crumble, a crisp or a cobbler?
This is a great question, and one that many people have as all 3 desserts have a warm and bubbly fruity base. Really the only difference comes in the form of the topping.
- Crumble – has a crumbly streusel like topping sprinkled over the top of the dish
- Crisp – uses an oat in the streusel topping and sprinkled or crumbled over the dish
- Cobbler – is topped with some kind of dough/biscuit/cake dropped over the top
There are no real hard rules though, so if you choose to add oatmeal to your streusel topping I don’t think anyone’s going to complain.
What fruit can you use in a crumble, crisp or cobbler?
Berries and stone fruits all make for delicious baked desserts! Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines and plums all work great. Apples and even rhubarb work well too.
You can absolutely swap the triple berry medley in this recipe for any of these great fruits listed above.
- 6 cups frozen berries
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.
- Add the berries (frozen or fresh), sugar, flour, orange zest, and vanilla to a bowl and mix together. Transfer the berry mixture to a square baking dish and set to the side.
- In a second bowl add the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and butter. Mix the topping mixture together until it begins to feel like moist sand.
- Sprinkle the prepared streusel topping across the top of the berry filling in the baking dish.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake for one hour, (or if using fresh berries - 45 minutes).
- When getting close to being done the filling will begin to bubble. When bubbling remove the dish from the oven and serve it warm alongside ice-cream or fresh whipped cream and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 7gSugar: 51gProtein: 5g