Prep Time: 10 mins
Bake time: 30 mins
Spring and summer is strawberry baking season! I will be sharing some of my favorite to strawberry bakes with you on the coming weeks. Be sure to check out my delicious strawberry tart recipe.
Strawberry is delicious but it can be tricky to bake with because it doesn't have a lot of pectin. Pectin is responsible for thickening fruit when you bake them. Many delicious strawberry recipes often involve preparing the strawberries without heat and flavoring them with strawberry jam and eating them with a creamy component like in this strawberry tart recipe and strawberry triffle (coming soon).
But sometimes, you just want a nice warm baked strawberry dessert. Strawberries can be great in crumbles or even pies like this strawberry pie. All you need is a strong thickner like cornstarch. I love making a crumble, pie, or jam when I have strawberries that are not looking too fresh for slicing because the riper your strawberries are, the better the pie.
This strawberry crumble recipe is so easy and delicious! The crumble can be made from any cereal you have at home. Here, I made it with wheaties. I had many boxes of uneaten wheaties because we mistakenly purchased unsweetened ones so this was a perfect way to utilize them.
For the Filling:
3 cups ripe strawberries (halved, tops cut off)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 cup brown sugar
For the Crumble Topping:
2/3 cup cereal
1/3 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 stick of butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Pour your strawberries in a pie dish that is approximately 9 x 5 in.
3. Sprinkle lemon juice over the strawberries and toss around. Add the cornstarch and distribute evenly with your fingers. Do the same with the brown sugar.
4. Make the topping: in a separate bowl, melt the butter in the microwave, add all the other ingredients to the melted butter and mix with your fingers to get a crumble texture.
5. Spread over the fruit in the pie dish.
6. Bake till the fruit starts to bubble, about 30 minutes.
7. Cool down a bit on a wire rack and serve.
Unlike a pie, you don't need a crumble to cool before serving. Enjoy warm with some ice ice-cream or whip-cream.