Mixed Berry Crumble: A Delicious Summer Dessert


Summer is the perfect time to indulge in refreshing and fruity desserts, and one of my all-time favorites is a mixed berry crumble. Bursting with the flavors of fresh berries, a hint of lemon, and a buttery crumb topping, this dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. In this blog post, I'll share with you a simple and delicious recipe for a mixed berry crumble that you can easily whip up at home.


  • 10 cups pounds mixed berries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • For The Topping:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 Tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter a 9x13-inch pan with 1 tablespoon of butter. Use any medium/large dish available.
  2. Mix all the berry filling ingredients in the dish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cut 7 tablespoons of butter into the dry mix using a pastry cutter until it clumps.
  5. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  6. Stir the mixture until it forms a thick batter.
  7. Spoon the batter over the berry filling, covering it evenly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the berries are bubbling.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Tips and Variations

Here are a few tips and variations to help you customize your mixed berry crumble:

  • Feel free to use any combination of berries you like. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries all work well in this recipe.
  • If you prefer a sweeter filling, you can increase the amount of sugar in the berry filling.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg to the berry filling.
  • If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can easily make a substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to 2/3 cup of milk. Let it sit for a few minutes until it curdles.
  • For a gluten-free version, you can use a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour.


A mixed berry crumble is a delightful dessert that showcases the best flavors of summer. It's simple to make, and the combination of juicy berries, tangy lemon, and buttery crumb topping is truly irresistible. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or simply want to treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert, this mixed berry crumble is sure to be a hit. So go ahead, grab some fresh berries, and get baking!