This is as down home of a dessert as I can make. Insanely easy to make and just an ultimate comfort dessert. Perfect to toss together for a Sunday dinner dessert, or to bring to a potluck. Easy, quick, and a bonafide crowd pleaser.

Crisp or crumble? You choose?

What I love about this dessert is its versatility. You can really take this in a few different directions by subbing out the mixed berries for really any fruit, fresh or frozen. I have made this same recipe using apples, strawberries, and blueberries. I love the mix berries that I used in this recipe as the cherries and blackberries give it a lovely taste!

Ingredients you will need

  • Melted Butter- I always get asked whether I use salted or unsalted butter. The reality is I use what ever butter I have on hand, which is usually what is on sale.. Unless I have COWS butter.. that’s my fav. If you are dairy free or wanted to make this vegan, switch to margarine or any butter sub. Easy Peasy.
  • Brown Sugar- The lovely flavour of brown sugar is key here. I like that flavour this brings, but if you wanted to reduce go for it!
  • Oats- If you have been following the East Coast Kitchen for a while now you know I love oats. It’s key ingredient here.
  • Flour- Only need a little bit, and if you want to sub for GF flour, no problem!
  • Cinnamon – We are a big cinnamon family and you will see it in most of my baked goods. This recipe is no different.
  • Frozen Berries- Use what you got!
  • Maple syrup- You could use honey or a bit of sugar to sweeten the berries, but I like the flavour maple brings especially when paired with oats.
  • Lemon zest and juice. Lemon brightens up what ever it touches. A little zest and juice makes the berries POP.

Homemade Berry Crisp

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 people
Course Dessert



  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Berry mixture

  • 1.5 litre bag Frozen mixed berries around 7-8 cups
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 3 tbs flour
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced.

Serve with Vanilla Icecream


    • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9X13 inch baking pan.
    • Inside the greased baking pan, toss together the berries, maple syrup, flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
    • In a separate bowl mix together brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter. Stir until butter gets well introduced to all of the ingredients. I some times like to squeeze clumps of the mixture together to create clusters.
    • Evenly spread the oat mixture over the top of the berries and lightly push down.
    • Toss the dish into the oven for 45 minutes. Once done cooking, remove and allow to cool. The crumble will become more crispy as it cools.
    • Serve with some vanilla icecream and a sprig of fresh mint.
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    Keyword berry crisp, berry crumble
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