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Strawberry crumble recipe

Strawberry crumble recipe

We are all about strawberries in this house and in fact, I could unequivocally state that they are a family favorite of every single member of this household. Strawberries are one of those fruits that are versatile because they work so well in sweet and savory recipes. A salad with strawberries is one of my favorite things ever. Add strawberry into that salad dressing and it will most likely become my new fave. This Strawberry crumble recipe is packed full of flavor and is a new favorite in this house. A strawberry crumble is a delicious dessert featuring a sweet and juicy strawberry filling topped with a crumbly oat and butter mixture. We hope that this Strawberry crumble recipe inspires you. 

Strawberry crumble recipe

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Strawberry crumble recipe

The key element is the crumble topping, made with flour, butter, sugar, and sometimes oats. This creates a delightful textural contrast against the soft fruit filling. While strawberries are a popular choice, crumbles can be made with various fruits like apple, rhubarb, blueberry, or even savory fillings like meat and vegetables. Crumbles are typically served warm with a dollop of cream, custard, or ice cream, adding another layer of flavor and richness.

Breakdown of the Key Aspects of the Strawberry Crumble


  • Filling: Fresh strawberries, sometimes mixed with sugar, spices (like cinnamon or nutmeg), and other fruits (like rhubarb).
  • Topping: Flour, butter, sugar, and often oats, creating a crumbly texture.


  1. The fruit filling is baked briefly to soften and release its juices.
  2. The crumbly topping is sprinkled over the filling and baked until golden brown.
  3. The finished crumble is typically served warm with custard, cream, or ice cream.

Frozen Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry crumble recipe


  • 1 piece of thawed puff pastry that will fit your favorite tart pan, we used a long pan that was about 12 inches by 3.5 inches.
  • 3-4 cups fresh strawberries that are washed and dried (you could optionally mix the cut berries with 2 tablespoons of flour to help absorb some of the liquid, we typically skip this step and just let it sit a little longer before eating so the liquid thickens on its own).
  • Crumble topping, makes a larger amount than you may need for the actual strawberry tart but who doesn’t love extra crumble?!
  • ½ cup (1 stick) soft unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats

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Strawberry crumble recipe

Strawberry crumble recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Use a fork or pastry tool to combine the crumble topping ingredients, and mix until you have even clumps and clusters of the crumble. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook for about 15 to 17 minutes or until the pieces are golden brown but still soft.
  3. While that is baking press pastry dough into the tart pan and fill with the cut strawberries. Bake this for about 20 minutes or until you can see that the layers of puff pastry have baked through and are golden brown.
  4. You could bake the entire tart with the crumble on top but the weight might be too much for the pastry, not allowing it to bake through under the berries.
  5. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting and serving.



Strawberry crumble recipe

The History of the Crumble

  • The exact origin of the crumble is debated, but it's believed to have emerged in Britain sometime in the 19th century.
  • Some attribute its rise to the need for resourceful desserts during WWII rationing. Pastry ingredients were scarce, making the simpler crumble topping an attractive alternative.
  • Others suggest it evolved from traditional British puddings or fruit pies, with a simpler topping replacing the elaborate crusts.
  • Regardless of its exact origin, the crumble became a quintessentially British dessert, cherished for its ease of preparation, versatility, and comforting flavors.
  • Today, crumbles are enjoyed worldwide, with variations incorporating local fruits and ingredients.

Possible influences

  • Cobblers: Similar rustic desserts with fruit fillings and a biscuit-like topping.
  • Pies and tarts: Crumbles might have been seen as a more economical way to enjoy fruit desserts without the full pastry crust.
  • Streusel: A crumbly topping used in various European pastries, potentially influencing the crumble's development.

Strawberry Crumble Recipe

Strawberry Crumble in Particular

  • While any crumble can be special, the vibrant color and sweet-tart flavor of strawberries make them a particularly popular filling.
  • It's a perfect way to use up ripe, seasonal strawberries, creating a delicious and satisfying dessert.
  • The crumble topping adds a comforting warmth and textural contrast, making each bite delightful.

Global Variations

  • Apple crumble: A classic British version, often served with custard.
  • Rhubarb crumble: Another popular choice, especially in spring when rhubarb is in season.
  • Savory crumbles: Variations using meat, vegetables, or cheese fillings exist in different regions.
  • American “crisp”: Similar to crumble but often uses rolled oats more prominently in the topping.

Frozen Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry crumble recipe

Whether you're a fan of fresh strawberries or simply searching for a simple yet gratifying dessert, a strawberry crumble is a timeless choice. So grab some fruit, mix up the crumbly topping, and enjoy a taste of this classic delight! We hope that you love this amazing Strawberry crumble recipe. Happy baking!

Strawberry crumble recipe

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24 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Soooo Good. This thing is absolutely packed with flavor.

  2. Pam

    Oh, this looks so good. I have a sweet tooth and some of my favorite desserts are crumbles with fresh fruit.

  3. That looks delicious. Strawberry is my favorite berry, and crumbles are always a great dessert. I dig it.

  4. Oh my gosh, I must have this in my life. Your strawberry crumble recipe looks like a delicious idea to serve up to the family. I love strawberries too, would be nice to enjoy some soon!

  5. Ah, this would be a really nice dessert to make for my family! It looks so pretty and I can only imagine how good it tastes.

  6. I am so used to making apple crumble that I haven’t considered using other fruits! I think this is awesome and it’s definitely something that the kids will enjoy! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Oh my word. If it wasn’t after midnight here I’d be making this right now. This looks absolutely delicious! 

  8. I feel like I need about 8 of these. I bet it would be great for a splurge breakfast too!

  9. I am obsessed with strawberries right now. You just added another stellar strawberry recipe to my list!

  10. Dogvills

    Wow. I did not even think I can make this using strawberries. The usual recipe calls for apples, right? I am making this for my mom. She loves strawberries and she’ll be so happy to enjoy this dessert. Thank you for sharing the easy to follow recipe.

  11. Crystal

    My daughter was just saying that she’s so excited for pumpkin-everything season. Not me! I’m loving all the strawberries, peaches, and other fresh fruit of summer.

  12. I love strawberries! They are just a favorite of mine. I cannot wait to make this easy recipe.

  13. How can you have a recipe like this perfect people, here at home we are also passionate about strawberries and when I saw this recipe fiqui fascinated and wanting to do soon over the weekend for the family I’m sure it will be a real success, you always surprise us.

  14. Tamra Phelps

    Oh, I need to pin this one. I love strawberries & need to try this

  15. Jennifer Hedden

    We love strawberries and this recipe looks amazing! I will be making this as soon as I get a chance! Thank you for sharing this! Can’t wait to try it!

  16. Dana Rodriguez

    I love strawberries. Thanks for the new recipe!

  17. Rosie

    This is so pretty and sure looks delicious! I could see it for a shower, for company, holidays, and just a nice weekend dessert! It looks like a recipe contest winner!

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