Summertime and the living is easy—and so are the desserts. The Best-Ever Strawberry Crisp comes together in just under 40 minutes, and makes use of one of the best berries of the season for a burst of summertime sweetness. For extra satisfaction, try picking your strawberries for this recipe locally; the Best-Ever Strawberry Crisp deserves the freshest ingredients. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, and serve it at your next barbecue.
IngredientsFor the filling: • 5 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 3 tablespoons cornstarch For the topping: • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a deep-dish pie plate or large baking dish with butter or cooking spray, and set aside.
Combine the chopped strawberries and sugar in a large bowl, and mix until the strawberries fully absorb the sugar.
Add in the cornstarch and vanilla extract and stir until all of the strawberries are evenly coated.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
Pour in the melted butter and stir well until well-coated and crumbly.
Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top of the strawberries.
Bake in the oven until the fruit is bubbly and the topping is golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.
Allow the crisp to cool slightly before serving.
Serve warm with a whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.