Mixed Fruit and Basil Crisp

With a base of tart and jammy fruit and a topping of crispy and buttery oat crumble,  no one will be able to resist this Mixed Fruit and Basil Crisp!

Mini Mixed Fruit and Basil Crisps in 5 inch cast iron pans
Mini Mixed Fruit and Basil Crisps in 5 inch cast iron pans

It’s possible that my mixed fruit crisp (or crumble, whatever you call it where you are) is the easiest dessert to put together. Also, it can be eaten for breakfast with no guilt whatsoever!  Made with whatever fruit you have languishing in the fridge, you don’t even have to make a special trip to the store.

Is your fruit a little bit mushy or limp?  Who cares?!  It’s all going to bake together into a delicious, jammy mess and be topped with a crisipity, crunchity topping!  See? Perfect!  And if you want some crumble in the Winter 🥶  frozen berries will work great!

Three mini cast iron pans filled with mixed fruit, one with an oat crisp spread on top.
Making fruit crisp

This recipe makes 2 two cup servings of crumble and is baked in small cast iron pans or baking dishes.  If you want to make a larger, family-sized batch, just triple the recipe and bake in a square baking dish or round cake pan.  Let’s get baking!

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Mini cast iron pans of Mixed Fruit and Basil Crisp

Mixed Fruit and Basil Crisp

With a base of tart and jammy fruit and a topping of crispy and buttery oat crumble,  no one will be able to resist this Mixed Fruit and Basil Crisp!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients

For the Filling

  • 4 cup mixed berries and stone fruit
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 bsp cornstarch
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbs chopped basil

For the Topping

  • cup all purpose flour
  • cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 tbsp packed brown sugar (light or dark, either is fine)
  • A teensy pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° Spray three 6 inch cast iron pans or two 2 cup ramekins with non-stick spray and set aside. Place all the topping ingredients into a medium bowl and, using your fingers or a pastry blender, cut the butter into the other ingredients until it looks like coarse crumbs with a few larger bits for extra texture. Set aside in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake.
  • Gather together 4 cups of whatever assortment of fruit you have around in a medium bowl.
  • Add all of the rest of the filling ingredients to the fruit and toss gently with a spatula until all the cornstarch has disappeared. Divide the topping evenly between the baking dishes.
  • Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the top of each dish of berries.
  • Place your baking dishes on a sheet pan lined with foil or parchment paper, to catch any drips. Bake in preheated 375° oven for 30-35 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the topping is nicely browned and looks crispy.Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes or you’ll melt the inside of your face. Top with ice cream, if that’s your thing (it’s MY thing), and enjoy. Yes, ice cream for breakfast. That's also my thing.
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