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Strawberry Crumble

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Close-up of strawberry crumble with vanilla ice cream on top

Prep

20 minutes

Cook

40 minutes

Yield

6

This easy, fresh, and delicious strawberry crumble is versatile, and so good. The perfect dessert/treat for Valentine's Day.

This fresh strawberry crumble can be made in just one hour and combines the freshness of the strawberries and crunch of the “crumble”. This can be a simple dessert or treat you can whip up easily and serve to guests, bring to a pot luck, or have for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. 

Close-up of strawberry crumble with vanilla ice cream on top

Why you’ll love this strawberry crumble: 

  • Fresh: Anything with fresh berries in it is so refreshing and delicious 
  • Easy: Prep this in only 20-minutes and have it ready in an hour 
  • Yummy: I love a classic crumble with just about any fruit. They’re easy and so good 

Bowl of fresh strawberries with ingredients around them for strawberry crumble

Ingredient Notes: 

Strawberries: There is a lot bundled into a little berry. Strawberries can help protect your heart, maintain good cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and help keep your body happy and healthy. They are packed with vitamins, fiber, and have high antioxidants. 

Oats: Oats are so versatile and really good for you. They provide your body with antioxidants, promote healthy bacteria in your gut, and can aid in preventing diseases. Throw them in a smoothie, make fun oatmeals for breakfast, add them to baking, the options are endless.

Strawberry crumble with vanilla ice cream on top

How to make strawberry crumble: 

1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and set aside around a 10-inch baking dish or casserole dish.

Fresh strawberries close-up

2. Cut off the tops of all of the strawberries, then slice into quarters or just in half.

3. Add the strawberries to the baking dish. 

4. In a small bowl, combine the sugar + cornstarch. Mix to combine.

5. In a separate small bowl, combine the water, lemon juice, and vanilla.

Ingredients being poured on top of strawberries

6. Pour these prepared wet + dry ingredients over top of the strawberries.

Tossing strawberries for strawberry crumble together

7. Using a rubber spatula, spoons, or your hands, mix the strawberries with the added ingredients.

8. Mix until all of the white cornstarch + sugar residue is gone.

9. Evenly spread the strawberries throughout the baking dish.

10. To prepare the crumble, add all of the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.

11. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, mix until the butter has broken up and resembles peas or coarse sand. 

Adding crumble on top of strawberry mixture

12. Evenly arrange the crumble on top of the prepared strawberries. 

13. Leave about ½ -inch around the edges of the baking dish without any crumble, to expose some of the strawberries. This looks beautiful!

14. Bake for 40 minutes, until the crumble topping is lightly golden.

15. Allow cooling for 10 minutes prior to serving.

16. Enjoy this warm with your favorite vanilla ice cream!

Close-up of strawberry crumble with vanilla ice cream on top

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

I don’t like/have strawberries: Replace the strawberries with any other berry or stone fruit of your choice.

How can I make an apple crumble? To make an awesome apple crumble, use brown sugar instead of granulated and add 1 ½ tsp of cinnamon. 

Can I make it ahead? Make the elements ahead of time, keep the crumble mix separated from the strawberry mixture, and assemble right before baking!

Can I use frozen strawberries? Yes. If using frozen strawberries, add an extra TBSP of cornstarch to the recipe-as frozen fruit contains more moisture. 

How can I make this crumble gluten-free? Use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour to make gluten-free!

Storage: Store the crumble in an airtight container for 3 – 4 days in the fridge or in the freezer for 1 month. Reheat to serve. 

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Strawberry Crumble

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This easy, fresh, and delicious strawberry crumble is versatile, and so good. The perfect dessert/treat for Valentine's Day.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the filling:

  • 2 lbs strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Crumble:

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cooking or rolled oats
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp vegan firm unsalted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F, and set aside around a 10-inch baking dish or casserole dish.
  • Cut off the tops of all of the strawberries, then slice into quarters or just in half.
  • Add the strawberries to the baking dish. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar + cornstarch. Mix to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the water, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  • Pour these prepared wet + dry ingredients over top of the strawberries.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spoons, or your hands, mix the strawberries with the added ingredients.
  • Mix until all of the white cornstarch + sugar residue is gone.
  • Evenly spread the strawberries throughout the baking dish.
  • To prepare the crumble, add all of the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer on medium speed, mix until the butter has broken up and resembles peas or coarse sand. 
  • Evenly arrange the crumble on top of the prepared strawberries. 
  • Leave about ½ -inch around the edges of the baking dish without any crumble, to expose some of the strawberries. This looks beautiful!
  • Bake for 40 minutes, until the crumble topping is lightly golden.
  • Allow cooling for 10 minutes prior to serving.
  • Enjoy this warm with your favorite vanilla ice cream!

Notes

Replace the strawberries with any other berry or stone fruit of your choice.
To make an awesome apple crumble, use brown sugar instead of granulated and add 1 ½ tsp of cinnamon. 
Make the elements ahead of time, keep the crumble mix separated from the strawberry mixture, and assemble right before baking!
If using frozen strawberries, add an extra TBSP of cornstarch to the recipe-as frozen fruit contains more moisture. 
Use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour to make gluten-free!
Store the crumble in an airtight container for 3 - 4 days in the fridge or in the freezer for 1 month. Reheat to serve. 

Nutrition

Serving: 6 | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 67.9g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 12.2g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 30.5mg | Sodium: 108.1mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 40.7g
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