Skillet Berry Crumble in a cast iron skillet

Skillet Berry Crumble

If you’re craving something sweet and want to use ingredients from your pantry, Skillet Berry Crumble is the dessert you’ve been waiting for. It’s tart, sweet, and filled with staples you already have on the shelf.

Besides all that…it’s absolutely scrumptious! Honestly, I think it’s one of the best desserts I’ve made so far.

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately in my cast iron skillet (ad). From stir fry meals to luscious desserts, my trusty skillet just keeps on ticking. However, if you don’t have a cast iron skillet for this recipe, don’t worry. You can always use a pie plate or 13 X 9 inch pan.

Either way, you’ll be making this yummy dessert time and time again!

How to Make It

Choose a berry jam that you love and whisk it in a glass bowl until smooth. I used seedless blackberry jam. Slice larger berries in half and add to the bowl. I used blackberries, but you can use strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for this dish. If you really want to go crazy…use them all!

To make the crumble, mix softened butter and brown sugar in a mixer until combined. Gradually add oats, flour and baking soda to the mix. Blend until crumbly.

Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of a skillet, or use a 13 X 9 inch pan. Be sure to grease the skillet or pan before using.

Now, it’s time to bake the crumbly dough for about 25 minutes until it’s nice and brown. Take it out of the oven and cool for 5 minutes before spreading the berry mixture over the dough.

Crumble the rest of the dough over berry mixture. Bake for 25 more minutes until top is bubbly and golden.

The only hard part is waiting until the skillet cools completely before slicing into triangles. I bet you can’t keep from sampling the crumbles while you’re waiting! I know I can’t.

Berry Crumble Variations

If you’re not a blackberry fan, I promise that any berry will work well in this dish. Raspberries are especially yummy. If you choose strawberries, or another large berry, cut them lengthwise before adding to the jam.

Different jams will work too. I’ve tried blueberry, strawberry and raspberry jam depending on the berry I’m using. As long as you whisk the jam until smooth before spreading onto the dough, it will turn out perfectly.

More Yummy Desserts

If you love this recipe, try my other berry desserts…

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Skillet Berry Crumble in a cast iron skillet with server

Skillet Berry Crumble

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x


Skillet Berry Crumble is sweet, tart, and crumbly in all the right places.  I promise It will be your new favorite dessert!



  • 1 jar seedless berry jam
  • 2 pints blackberries (or berries of your choice)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups quick cook oats
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk berry jam in a bowl until smooth. 
  3. Slice blackberries and add to jam in bowl. Stir gently and set aside.
  4. Mix butter and brown sugar in a mixer until combined.
  5. Gradually add oats, flour and baking soda to mixer.  Blend until crumbly.
  6. Press 2/3 of dough into bottom of a cast iron skillet or 13 X 9 inch pan. 
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Take out of oven and cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Spread berry mixture over cooled dough.
  9. Crumble rest of dough over berry mixture.  Bake for 25 more minutes until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool completely before slicing into triangles.


Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: berry, berries, crumble, dessert, blackberry crumble, skillet crumble, skillet desserts, jam

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  1. I love the way you put step by step photos in your recipes! Thanks for making it easier for those of us just starting out. I can’t wait to make this berry crumble!

    • You’re gonna love this dessert! And you can change up the berries if you like. It’s really good with raspberries.

  2. So good!

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