This strawberry apple crisp has fresh strawberries and crisp apples in the filling, along with a buttery brown sugar crisp topping. This is a perfect summer dessert to top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
This easy apple strawberry crisp combines sweet strawberries with fresh apples. Each bite has the perfect amount of fresh fruit with that crispy crumble topping.
If you love fruit crisps, then this one is definitely worth trying! Plus, all you need are simple ingredients.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- The fruit mixture contains both strawberries and apples.
- The crispy topping includes old-fashioned oats.
- No mixer needed; just two mixing bowls.
- You can use your favorite apple.
- You can top it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
This is one of those summer desserts that you can eat either warm or cold.
The juicy strawberries are combined with honey crisp apples, but you can definitely use your preferred apple flavor.
Here are some notes on the ingredients we'll be using. For the full ingredients list, look at the recipe card below.
- Apples: I like to use sweet apples like honey crisp, but you could also use granny smith apples or any type of apple you prefer!
- Strawberries: The more red your berries are the better. They'll be super sweet and juicy.
- All Purpose Flour: This helps to thicken the berry juices as they cook. You could also use cornstarch.
- Lemon Juice: Adds a touch of tartness to the fruit filling.
- Oats: Use old-fashioned oats (also called rolled oats). Do not use quick oats.
- Butter: I used unsalted butter.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to make this apple strawberry crumble.
Step 1: Make the filling. In a large bowl, combine the diced apples, strawberry halves, white sugar, flour, lemon juice, and salt. Pour the fruit mixture into an 8x8 inch square baking dish.
Step 2: Make the topping. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter to cut into the dry ingredients.
Pro Tip! Switch to using your hands and continue to mix everything together until a crumbly topping has formed.
Step 3: Bake. Sprinkle the crumbly mixture over the fruit filling and bake for 45-50 minutes. The topping should be golden brown and the berries tender.
Wait 15 minutes before serving and enjoy!
Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat the next day, simply place some on a plate and microwave it for about 25 seconds.
Expert Baking Tips
- Baking Pan: Use an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch baking pan. You could also bake this in a pie plate.
- Fruit: You want both the strawberries and apple chunks to be close to the same size. That's why I halve the strawberries and slice the apples into ¼ inch thickness and then cut those in half.
- Crisp Topping: Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dry mixture and then switch to using your hands. Mix everything together with your hands until a crumbly topping has formed.
A crisp typically has oats in it, giving it a crunchy texture. Whereas a crumble is more lumpy and soft. Both are delicious though!
You do not. That's a personal choice you can make. I sometimes leave it on because I don't want to deal with peeling them.
I like to top mine with homemade whipped cream, but vanilla ice cream or even a caramel sauce would go great!
It brings me so much joy to see you make my recipes. 🙂
More Summer Desserts
Strawberry Apple Crisp
- 8x8 inch baking pan
- Mixing Bowls
- Pastry Blender
Strawberry Apple Filling
- 3 large apples, cored, peeled, sliced into ¼ inch slices and cubed
- 3 cups strawberries, halved
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or cornstarch)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (also called rolled oats)
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grab out an 8x8 inch baking pan. Set aside.
Strawberry Apple Filling
- Core and peel the apples. Slice them into ¼ inch slices and cut those slices in half. You will have cubed-shaped apples.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter and use a pastry blender to cut into the dry ingredients. Then switch to using your hands. Mix everything together with your hands until a crumbly topping has formed.
- Pour the crisp topping over the fruit filling and bake for 45-50 minutes. Once you see the top is golden brown and the berries are tender, you know it's done.
- Let the crisp cool for about 15 minutes before serving with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!
- Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.