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Mixed Berry Crumble

Posted by Mike Gibson on

Title Text: Shelter in the Greatest Place over a photo of two delicious looking berry crumble bars on a wooden cutting board.

Mike Gibson is a jack-of-all-trades for the marketing teams at Sports Basement and clearly at home too! Check out his mouth-watering recipe for berry crumble:

Ingredients

Crust and Topping:
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • finely grated zest of 1 small lemon (optional)
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Berry Filling:
  • 4 1/2 cups chopped fresh berries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Juice of 1 small lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line a 9x13 pan with foil or parchment, and butter or spray with non-stick spray.
For the crust and topping:
  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine granulated sugar, baking powder, flour, and salt. Add lemon zest, butter, egg, and vanilla.
  2. Beat on low speed until the butter is evenly distributed in small pieces and the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Dump a little more than half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Use your hand or the bottom of a measuring cup to evenly press the dough into the pan.
For the filling:
  1. Gently stir together all ingredients until well incorporated.
  2. Spread the filling over the crust, then crumble the remaining dough over the top of the berries.
Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes, until the top is light golden brown. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool, before cutting into squares. I have also refrigerated these, after cooling to room temp.
Mixed berry bars on a wooden cutting board.

 

Adapted from CelebratingSweets.com.

Some of my favorite variations:

  • Add sliced almonds or chopped walnuts to the top.
  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the top before placing into oven.
  • I use slightly less sugar than recommended as the berries typically have a lot of sweetness to them.

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6 comments


  • Yes, you can use frozen berries. I use “fancy berries” from Trader Joe’s (because I don’t like strawberries). I just warmed them up in the oven while it was preheating. Thawed and mixed in, tasted great.

    yolita on

  • My son and I baked up this tasty crumble using blueberries and blackberries. Easy to make, delicious and not too sweet. We splurged by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Tiare Giardina on

  • Looks yummy! I will try them tonight, only have frozen berries, I will let you know how it works. Thanks for posting

    Yolita on

  • These look fantastic. I don’t have fresh berries, can I use frozen or even jam for these?

    Maxine on

  • I have been baking, I’ll add this.
    You still are the best! Long time SB Sunnyvale user.

    fran on


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