A fruit crisp topping is a quick and easy dessert to make. You can use it for an apple crisp, or any of your favourite fruit-based fillings such as blueberry, peach, rhubarb, or any combination of berries in season.

A crisp is a little bit like a crumble but uses oats and brown sugar to give you a crisper topping that is more like a streusel.

Be sure to add the humble yet delicious fruit crisp to your go-to dessert collection.

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Makes

1 x 9 inch crisp

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

35 minutes

Good For:

desserts

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats

Fruit Crisp Topping

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a good-sized bowl so you have lots of working room, measure out your flour and stir in the salt

Step 2

Add in your cold cubed butter

Step 3

With clean cold hands, scoop up some of the flour with some of the butter and rub it together across your fingers with your thumb – this is called the rubbing in method

Step 4

Keep working on it until it looks like fine breadcrumbs

Step 5

Stir in the brown sugar making sure you break up any lumps

Step 6

Stir in the oats

Step 7

Squeeze the topping by the handful to make some large clumps – these are the best bits of the crisp!

Step 8

Layer the crisp mixture over the fruit topping making sure you have the clumps evenly spaced

Step 9

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the crisp is a nice golden brown

Tips for rubbing in your butter:

If the butter starts to become too soft put the bowl into the fridge for 10 minutes or so to cool it down

Shake the bowl to bring any of the bigger lumps to the surface

 

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, How To Kitchen Tips
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 233 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats

Instructions
 

  • In a good-sized bowl so you have lots of working room, measure out your flour and stir in the salt
  • Add in your cold cubed butter or fat
  • With clean cold hands, scoop up some of the flour with some of the butter and rub it together across your fingers with your thumb - this is called the rubbing in method
  • Keep working on it until it looks like fine breadcrumbs
  • Stir in the brown sugar making sure you break up any lumps
  • Stir in the oats
  • Squeeze the topping by the handful to make some large clumps
  • Layer the crisp mixture over the fruit topping making sure you have the clumps evenly spaced
  • Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the crisp is a nice golden brown

Notes

Tips for rubbing in your butter
If the butter starts to become too soft put the bowl into the fridge for 10 minutes or so to cool it down
Shake the bowl to bring any of the bigger lumps to the surface

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 236IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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