Skillet Berry Crumble

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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.

Skillet Berry Crumble in a cast iron skillet
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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 (ad) 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!

blackberry crumble on a white serving plate

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.

berries in jam

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.

butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl

Gradually add oats, flour and baking soda to the mix. Blend until crumbly.

flour and oats in a bowl

Press ⅔ 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.

crumble in a cast iron skillet

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.

blackberries on top of crumble ready to go in oven

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

skillet berry crumble ready to go into the oven

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.

Skillet Berry Crumble in a cast iron skillet with server

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...

Recipe Card

Skillet Berry Crumble in a cast iron skillet with server

Skillet Berry Crumble

Skillet Berry Crumble is sweet, tart, and crumbly in all the right places.  I promise It will be your new favorite dessert!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 365kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Equipment

  • cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ½ tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk berry jam in a bowl until smooth. 
  • Slice blackberries and add to jam in bowl. Stir gently and set aside.
  • Mix butter and brown sugar in a mixer until combined.
  • Gradually add oats, flour and baking soda to mixer.  Blend until crumbly.
  • Press ⅔ of dough into bottom of a cast iron skillet or 13 X 9 inch pan. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Take out of oven and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Spread berry mixture over cooled dough.
  • Crumble rest of dough over berry mixture.  Bake for 25 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing into triangles.

Notes

  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    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!

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

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