How to Make a Mixed Berry Crisp

Mixed berry crisp in cast iron pan

As of late, my mind has been on making sense of the mess going on in the world. One thing that brings me back to a place of centeredness is getting in the kitchen and cooking. After a trip of foraging at the local grocery store I was able to find some fresh berries. For this I am grateful. I love to have a bit of freshness in my meals, but this dish is not that. This dish is all about comfort for me and my family. So, stay with me as I walk you through how to make a mixed berry crisp.

Learn how to make a mixed berry crisp by slicing the strawberries to make the a similar size as the other berries.
Slice the strawberries in quarters for this mixed berry crisp.

Gather Your Berries of Choice

To make a mixed berry crisp you need a mixture of berries. If using strawberries, be sure to cut them in to four pieces. You are more than welcome to use one variety of berries if you choose, you would just need 9 cups of berries. Just know that for this recipe this serves heaping portions to 6 people. 3 cups of three different berries will do just fine. The fresher the better but you can make this mixed berry crisp with frozen berries if it is all you have on hand.

Learn how to make a mixed berry crisp with the ingredients you have on hand.

How to Make a Mixed Berry Crisp

Once again, using fresh berries is always best. When you add the ingredients to make the berry mixture, be sure to be gentle in your stirring. Use the fold method if you find that it works best for you. This recipe uses raspberry balsamic vinegar for a subtle kick. Fresh lemon zest cuts through the heaviness of the sugar making this dish comforting and enjoyable.

Learn how to make a mixed berry crisp with freshly zested lemon peel.

How to Make an Oatmeal Crisp

The key to making a nice oatmeal crisp is the cane and brown sugar, flour, and COLD butter. Some people like to grate the cold butter into the flour mixture, while others will cut it up in chunks. It is entirely up to you. The end result of making a perfect oatmeal crisp is a crumbly mixture as showing the picture above.

Learn how to make a mixed berry crisp with the perfect oat crumble
Mixed berry crisp in cast iron pan

Mixed Berry Crisp

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This wonderful mixture of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries make for a wonderful comforting dessert. Eating this mixed berry crisp is like being reminded of all the great things about your childhood.


  • 3 cups of blackberries or blueberries
  • 3 cups of raspberries
  • 3 cups of strawberries, quartered
  • 1/3 cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

Crumble Mixture

  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 old fashion oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Make the Berry Mixture

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice the strawberries and add to a large bowl along with the blueberries, blackberries, ans raspberries. Gently mix.
  3. Sprinkle in sugar, flour, balsamic vinegar, and lemon zest. Once again, gently mix and pour into greased 12 inch cast iron pan.

Make the Crumble Mixture

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the crumble mixture together until it is nice and crumbly.
  2. Pour the crumbly mixture evenly over the berries.
  3. Bake until the cumble mixture is crisp and golden brown. It should take approx. 40 minutes. You should also see the berry mixture bubbling underneath.
  4. Allow the mixed berry crisp to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream and ENJOY!


If you do not have a 12 inch cast iron skillet, an 8x13 casserole dish will do just fine.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 11gSugar: 43gProtein: 5g

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  • Reply
    April 9, 2020 at 2:23 am

    I love eating fruit crisps a la mode. I know this is going to be fabulous!

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    April 10, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Berry crisps are so good!! They’re easy to make and perfect for any occasion!! I love your addition of balsamic – I need to try it!

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    April 10, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    I love the addition of lemon zest. This dish is perfect for Easter Dessert. Thanks for the recipe!

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    April 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Whew! This looks delicious???????? The bowls are beautiful by the way

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    Katrina Adams
    April 12, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    This looks delicious!!

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    Jayne Rain
    April 12, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    This is a great breakfast idea that is not only easy to make but tastes amazing and is filling too.

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    April 13, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Such gorgeous photography!! Love that you used brown sugar

    • Reply
      Christy Irene
      April 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you very much, Kaluhi!

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    Have a Spelling Bee at Home - Christy Irene
    April 14, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    […] Now this is one of the fun parts. The winner gets to receive whatever works well for you and your family. In my house, the winner always gets to pick dessert or what movie we will watch for family night. This leads to some serious sibling competition but it is always in fun and the kids really enjoy it. One of my current favorite desserts is my Mixed Berry Crisp. […]

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    April 30, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    I can’t wait for summer to make this with all the ripe berries!

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