Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Strawberry Crisp

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H and I went strawberry picking over the weekend at one of the pick-your-own farms in our area, and returned home with nearly 3 quarts of sweet, red and juicy strawberries. Once back home, I set about cleaning the strawberries and gathering the ingredients required to make a crisp, a baked fruit dessert with a sweet, crunchy topping- one of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh fruit.

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I adapted a recipe I came across on Kristin’s
The Kitchen Sink Recipes.

(For 4-5 servings)Ingredients:
4 cups/1 quart strawberries, hulled and quartered
¼ cup sugar (adjust according to sweetness of strawberries)
Juice of a lemon
3 Tbsp cornstarch
A pinch of salt

For the topping:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ -3/4 tsp cinnamon
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted (plus more for greasing the baking dish)
A pinch of salt

Method:Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter one 8x8-inch baking dish and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and mix well (I used my hands here) until the mixture begins to hold together.
Place strawberries in a bowl; add sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch (I used some Brown and Polson custard powder I had since I did not have any cornstarch) and toss well to combine. Place in the buttered baking dish and sprinkle the topping over the surface evenly. (I had about 3-4 Tbsp of topping remaining after using it for this crisp so I refrigerated the rest.)

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the fruit juices are bubbling around the edges of the dish.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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I'm sending this across to the Happy Cook for her event, Strawberry Feast.
I think the first picture fits the theme for Jugalbandi's Click: Bi-colour.

38 Burps:

Prathibha said...

OMG i m just drooling over this..Lovely color...

Kalai said...

Yummy! The perfect dessert! :)

Lisa said...

Oh my! Toss an apple in there and what else could you desire?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow luscious, satin silky........looks yum....love that delectable topping...

sra said...

Just look at that second picture, with all the jam/sauce on the side of the dish! And that big fat strawberry too - think I'll be thinking about this for the rest of the day!

Parita said...

Strawberry crisp looks delicious.....

Nags said...

the pic of the berries is so nice!!

Raaga said...

Hey... lovely... I've not been able to come here for a while... it shows me some error and the page shuts down.

I made something very similar.. and not as healthy: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2009/05/strawberry-crumble.html

How have you been?

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The first picture is outstanding!! Nice entry for the event :)

Happy cook said...

You know the first pic id so beutiful and while looking to the last pic i was realy salvating. And i really mean that.
Looks so delicous.
Thankyou for sending this to my event.

Laavanya said...

I love that first picture TBC. We always end up making crisp after berry picking too.. the first time it was with all of them (raspberries, cherries, blueberries & strawberries) was soo good. Must be lip-smacking with icecream.

Vaishali said...

Just love that first picture of the strawberry-- amazing. And this crisp sounds really amazing too. One has to love summer, even with its heat and humidity, for this gorgeous bounty of fruits!

Pavithra said...

Delectable... and lovely clicks

Soma said...

What a Picture! Stunning!

Love the crisp..I will never get tired of the berries.. the magic of summer. Would love to take my kids berry picking.

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

yum yum yum this looks amazing!

Rajitha said...

mmmm...yummy! i have never been to any of these pick your fruit places...i feel it is for people with kids!! i know i am nuts..but :D. the crisp looks delicious...

AnuSriram said...

Yummy! Looks so colourful and nice.. Nice pics!

moi said...

so cool! i am going to a strawberry festival this weekend.......the only thing i have done with them in past at home is make smoothies and granitas (apart from eating them raw/ with chocalte). I may have to try this one......they are a good source of antioxidants i think..so gulp them down by the dozens :)

Uma said...

mmm. tempting pics. looks so mouth-watering. The first pic is soooo good. :)

Homecooked said...

Wow....looks so good! Feast made from fresh strawberries....feel like going to one of those farms :)

Divya Kudua said...

I love the second pic too..wish I could lay my hands on some strawberries now..have to wait till next year now..:(.Great clicks..esp the second one..;)

Srivalli said...

TBC..I just finished reading and drolling over your last 3 posts..now I am not sure which is more delicious..I love that cheese crackers..and this crisp too..the pictures are just too lovely!

Sakshi said...

I have never done anything with strawberries other than eat them or make a shake...as we gobble them up as soon as we can...This one deserves a try from my side. will hide a few strawberries next time...Ur first pic is awesome.

Cynthia said...

That first photograph is particularly alluring.

Nupur said...

Oh my, you have been making some delicious things in the past few weeks...these strawberries look delicious, and the cheese crackers and potato-crust quiche is to die for. Thanks for trying out the cucumber pancakes...glad the recipe worked for you :)

TBC said...


Prathibha, Kalai, Lisa, Lubna, Sra, Parita, Nags & Rak's kitchen: thank you all for your sweet comments.:)

Raaga- so sorry to hear that you've been having problems while trying to access this blog. :(
I've been good. Thanks for asking.:)Just haven't been blog-hopping as much as I used to.
Did check out your crumble too.:)


Happy Cook- I'm happy I could participate.:)


Laavanya- thank you.:D
We picked so many strawberries! A crisp seemed like the best way to use up a whole lot of berries all at once. They turn bad so quickly.


Vaishali- thanks.:)
I'm a winter person but I completely agree with you.:)


Soma- thank you:)
You will have a PYO farm in your area too. The kids would have so much fun!


Sabrina- welcome.:)
Thank you!

Rajitha- whatever gave you that impression?? BTW, how have you been? What have you been doing? :D

AnuSriram- thank you.:)


Moi- Hope you had a good time at the festival. I'm waiting to see the images captured through your lens.:)


Uma & Homecooked- thank you :D


Divya- I believe it's your first time here?
Thank you for visiting.:)


Srivalli- good to see you here after a long time. How have you been? :)


Sakshi- same here.:) Yeah, try it out...it is so simple!...and thank you. :D


Cynthia- thank you:)


Nupur- The cucumber pancakes are now a regular feature on my BF menu during the weekends.:)
Enjoy the rest of your vacation and come back with loads of fantastic recipes and stories.:)


Madhuram said...

I have never tried any fruit crisp or crumble so far. I don't know why? Wonderful pictures as always.

TBC said...


Madhuram: you should make it- it's so simple...and it's eggless too! ;-)
I'm glad you like the pics.:D

Red Chillies said...

Bautiful pictures TBC. i have to try the strawberry crisp, too good to be true.

Kevin said...

Great looking strawberry crisp!

TBC said...


Red Chillies- thanks- yeah, you should- it is unbelievable how something so simple could taste so good!

Kevin- thank you.

Jauna said...

OMG forget about the picture this is delicious!! I only had dark brown sugar so the color is a little off but is so tasty!!

The Simple Life said...

Wow , my family LOVED IT!!!!

TBC said...

The Simple Life- Thanks for letting me know!

Sara said...

Just wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing. :-D

TBC said...

Sara- I'm so glad you liked it, and thanks for letting me know! :)

KatiRose said...

Incredible. I just came across this recipe now. A friend has given me the task of making a strawberry crisp pie (with no rhubarb or other fruits). I love this recipe and I'm going to base it off this. Thank you for posting it!

TBC said...

KatiRose- How did the recipe work for you?

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