This quick and easy berry crisp is made with frozen mixed berries is so delicious and only takes minutes to prepare! Using frozen mixed berries, there is no washing or chopping, and mixes altogether in the same dish you bake it in! Make this easy Berry Crisp on a weeknight when you don’t have a lot of time or serve for any celebration!
We are trying to eat a little less sweets in our home to start the year after enjoying many sweet things over the holidays. But we did decide that once a week, we can have a treat. Because you know, balance!
When I started thinking about what special treat I could make a few weekends ago I looked through our pantry and freezer and decided to use up some frozen mixed berries to make a berry crisp! It was SO quick and easy to make, not to mention delicious, that I decided to make it again this weekend to bring over to some friends!
So this time I took some photos, jotted down the recipe as I went, and decided to put it up on the blog because it was just THAT good.
Did I mention how easy it is to make?? I mean seriously. My newly turned 2 year old even helped me out! Grab some organic frozen mixed berries, pour it into a baking dish, mix together with some butter, flour, lemon juice and honey. Crumble up the topping by hand and sprinkle it on top. Bake in the oven and DONE in less than an hour from start to finish.
Using the frozen mixed berries makes this recipe especially easy because there is no washing, drying, or prepping the berries. You just cut the bag open and pour it in. No defrosting, it bakes in the oven frozen and comes out bubbly, cooked through but not mushy at all.
We keep all of the ingredients for this easy Berry Crisp in our house pretty much at all times, and my guess is you probably do, too. So if you are looking for a super simple and delicious dessert, this one’s for you!
What is the difference between a crumble and crisp?
The main difference between a crumble and a crisp is that the crisp contains oats and the crumble does not. They are both a streusel topping combining flour, butter and sugar, but the crisp has the addition of oats, and in some recipes, nuts as well. We love oats around here so there was no question that this was going to be a crisp!
Do you need to thaw frozen berries before baking?
No, you do not need to thaw frozen berries before baking. They will bake in the oven with the butter, flour, honey mixture so that the filling is perfectly baked without being too runny from the juices of the berries.
How do you bake with frozen berries?
To bake with these frozen mixed berries, you simply mix it with the flour and butter in the baking dish. Drizzle the honey, vanilla and lemon juice on top and then cover with the crisp. Bake in the oven until the top gets golden and you can see the berry mixture bubbling underneath.
What can I do with a bunch of frozen berries?
There are several things you can do with a bunch of frozen berries! Make this berry crisp or heat in a saucepan with some honey and butter till it begins to bubble and thicken for a delicious berry syrup for pancakes or waffles. Add frozen berries on top of greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey for an easy breakfast. Add to a smoothie.
How do you store berry crisp?
Store berry crisp in a covered baking dish covered in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can transfer it to a smaller dish or leave it in the dish it was baked in.
Can you reheat berry crisp?
You can reheat berry crisp in the oven or in the microwave. If reheating in the oven, place the cold baking dish of berry crisp in the cool oven and then set to 300 degrees F. Allow to come to temperature and bake for 10 minutes until warmed through. This berry crisp is also delicious to eat cold in my opinion!
Tools you may need:
- Baking Dish – 9 x 9 or 1.5 – 2 Quart
- Measuring Cups & Spoons
- Medium sized Mixing Bowl
- Citrus Juicer
- Sharp knife – to cut the butter
How to make Easy Berry Crisp with Frozen Mixed Berries
Preheat oven to 375℉. Pour your frozen mixed berries into a 1.5 – 2 Quart baking dish (a 9×9 baking dish will work great). Any combo of frozen mixed berries will work. My bag from Trader Joe’s had strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
Add the flour and mix together. Cube 4 TBS of unsalted butter and place evenly over the frozen mixed berries. Drizzle the honey, fresh squeezed lemon juice (I like to use this citrus juicer any time I juice lemons, keeps the seeds out), and vanilla extract over the berries.
Next, make the crisp topping. Cube the cold butter into cubes and add to a mixing bowl. Kerrygold is our favorite butter from grassfed cows!
Add in the flour, oats (make sure they are rolled old-fashioned oats and not quick oats or steel cut), brown sugar, fine sea salt, and cinnamon. Mix together with your hands till the butter is well incorporated throughout the mixture.
Crumble the crisp topping with your hands to cover the frozen mixed berries mixture.
Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the berry mixture is bubbling and the crisp topping is golden and crisp!
Let sit for 30-40 minutes and enjoy warm on its own or with some vanilla ice cream!
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE OTHER FROM SCRATCH RECIPES!
- The Perfect Apple Pie with Easy Dulce de Leche
- Pumpkin Pasties & Apple Hand Pies
- The Best Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- Sourdough Orange Cinnamon Rolls
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Easy Berry Crisp made with Frozen Mixed Berries
This quick and easy berry crisp is made with frozen mixed berries is so delicious and only takes minutes to prepare!
Mixed Berry Filling
- 24 oz. frozen mixed berries, organic
- 6 TBS unsalted butter, cubed
- 3 TBS all-purpose flour
- 2 TBS honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 3/4 C old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 C all-purpose flour
- 1/3 C brown sugar
- 10 TBS unsalted butter, cubed & cold
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375℉.
- Pour the frozen mixed berries into a 1.5 - 2 Quart baking dish (a 9x9 baking dish will work great).
- Add the flour and mix together in the baking dish.
- Cube 4 TBS of unsalted butter and place evenly over the frozen mixed berries.
- Drizzle the honey, fresh squeezed lemon juice (I like to use this citrus juicer any time I juice lemons, keeps the seeds out), and vanilla extract over the berries.
- Next, make the crisp topping. Cube the cold butter and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add in the flour, oats, brown sugar, fine sea salt, and cinnamon.
- Mix together with your hands till the butter is well incorporated throughout the mixture.
- Crumble the crisp topping with your hands to cover the frozen mixed berries mixture.
- Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the berry mixture is bubbling and the crisp topping is golden and crisp!
- Let sit for 30-40 minutes and enjoy warm on its own or with some vanilla ice cream!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 6gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g
This looks delicious! And perfect for a winter treat!
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Thank you! It certainly is a nice winter treat! 🙂
This looks delicious! I’m always looking for new ways to use up our frozen berries:)
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Thank you, Lisa! Yes!! Frozen berries for smoothies are great, but sometimes you want something different 😉
I may have to try this soon. I’ve got plenty of berries in the freezer!
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Great, Holly! The frozen berries work so well for this! Let me know how it turns out if you do! 🙂
Great, simple recipe. I used frozen cherries, omitting the cinnamon. Thank you for the recipe.
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Cherries sounds delicious!! So glad you liked it! 🙂