Easy Strawberry Crumble

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A sweet, crunchy layer of brown sugar and oats covers the top of this strawberry crumble. When you dig your spoon through the crust, you’ll find a deliciously sweet, fruity layer of strawberries, sugar and orange zest that melts in your mouth when you take a bite.

Strawberry crumble in a tart dish and dessert bowls, light background.

This recipe might sound complicated, but it only takes about ten minutes of preparation and the technique is easy. After you mix the ingredients together and layer them in the dish, you’ll have a hot, bubbling dessert in only forty-five minutes of bake time.

Strawberry Crumble Ingredients

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Strawberries in a tart dish with sugar, flour and orange zest.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert, it only takes fresh fruit, butter and a few pantry ingredients to create a delicious strawberry crumble. The crunch of the oats adds texture to this dish while the brown sugar brings out the sweetness of the strawberries.

  • fresh strawberries
  • sugar
  • orange zest
  • cornstarch
  • all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • oats
  • unsalted butter

Tips to Make Strawberry Crumble

Once you’ve learned how to make this dessert, you can start experimenting with presentation. Hot crumble tastes great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. At first, the ice cream adds a cool, creamy flavor to the hot dessert; as it melts, it seeps into the crumble and makes it richer and more flavorful.

Whipped cream is another great, creamy topping for a warm crumble. You could also garnish your crumble with fresh strawberries for an extra burst of fruity flavor.

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This dessert tends to get messy, so you might want to bring out individual bowls for your guests and serve everyone separately. Powdered sugar makes a great last-minute garnish if you don’t have any ice cream in the freezer.

Some people prefer this dish when it’s fresh from the oven, but you could also chill it in the fridge if you prefer cold desserts, or eat it at room temperature. Crumble desserts with sugar can be left at room temperature for up to two days. Just make sure they are covered properly. However, if you are uneasy about that, you can store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze a fruit crumble for up to 4 months.

Strawberry crumble in a tart dish and dessert bowls, light background.

What’s your favorite fruit for crumble? Let us know what you think in the comments section and please share the recipe!

Strawberry crumble in a tart dish and dessert bowls, light background.

Easy Strawberry Crumble

Joss D
If you're looking for a quick and easy dessert, it only takes fresh fruit, butter and a few pantry ingredients to create a delicious strawberry crumble.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8
Calories 401 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries - cleaned, hulled and halved
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 ½ tsp. orange zest
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter - melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the halved strawberries in a 10" baking dish and add 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
    Strawberries in a tart dish with sugar in a spoon.
  • Add the cornstarch and orange zest.
    Strawberries in a tart dish with sugar, flour and orange zest.
  • Mix it all together.
    Strawberries in a tart dish with sugar, flour and orange zest.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oats and salt.
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  • Top the strawberry mixture with the flour mixture, evenly.
    Crumble over fresh strawberries in a tart dish, light background.
  • Pour the melted butter evenly over top and bake for around 45 minutes, or until crumble topping is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
    Crumble and melted butter over fresh strawberries in a tart dish, light background.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes and serve!
    Strawberry crumble in a tart dish and dessert bowls, light background.

Equipment

10" tart dish

Notes

  • Crumble desserts with sugar can be left at room temperature for up to two days, if they are covered properly. You can store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze a fruit crumble for up to 4 months.
  • Make sure to cool the crumble to room temperature before covering it.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 3gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 544IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

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