Strawberry Crumble

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Individual strawberry crumbles are a not too sweet dessert.Perfect anytime fresh strawberries are available.

Florida strawberry season is nearing its end and I’m sad because I love making recipes, like this strawberry crumble, with this seasonal berry. I don’t get any complaints from my family either.  Not that I can’t buy berries from other regions but there’s something very special about our Florida berries. I’m a little partial.

We recently had a small dinner party with our neighbors and I wanted to make something with strawberries. I love making individual desserts and thought this strawberry crumble recipe would be delicious. My Le Creuset mini cocottes were perfect for this dessert. This tasty strawberry crumble, when served with vanilla ice cream, is great comfort food.

A crumble, also known as a brown betty, has British origins. It can be savory or sweet but sweet is more common. What sets a crumble apart from a buckle is that a crumble has fat, usually butter, sugar, oats and often nuts. A buckle is a batter that is poured over the stewed fruit. The result looks cake-like. I prefer the texture and crunch to a crumble.

The good news: we will have more Florida strawberries next year. Plenty of time to search for and develop new recipes. Until then, check out my other strawberry recipes.

More Strawberry Goodness

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Chocolate French Toast

Strawberry Salad with Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Strawberry Crumble

Easy, individual desserts perfect for summer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans optional


  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • Divide sliced strawberries evenly among 8 cocottes (or ramekins). Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, sugar, oats, spices and salt. Add the butter and toss the mixture together with your hands. Break up the butter into the flour until the butter is the size of peas. Add the pecans and toss.
  • Divide flour and oat mixture among ramekins as a topping to the strawberries. Place cocottes on prepared rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake until fruit is juicy and bubbling and topping of crumble is slightly browned and crisp, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve.

Recipe Notes

Ingredients are easily adjusted for more or fewer servings.

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  1. I love strawberry and even blueberry crumble! They’re really easy to make if you want to enjoy some homemade dessert. And of course, a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a must for this delicious recipe!

  2. I love strawberries and I love crumbles but I’ve never had them together! After seeing your recipe, I need to give it a try!

  3. Oh my this looks so delicious I could eat it right now! I never thought of making strawberry crumble we always make Apple! I’m saving this to make as soon as we can find a decent strawberry patch to go pick our own. Thanks so much šŸ™‚

  4. hmmm crumble is the best – never tried a strawberry one – but its now on my list

  5. I didn’t know you lived in FL too! I’m in Ft. Lauderdale area. I haven’t bought any strawberries. Don’t tell anyone, but I had no idea that the season was already almost over! What kind of food blogger am I?? I better go shopping. This crumble looks fabulous!

  6. This looks delicious! I always prefer local strawberries, they always seem to taste better don’t they?! I love crumble but am not a fan of sweeten apples so I don’t normally eat it because its always apple crumble on menus… if I saw strawberry crumble I would definitely order it as it is my favourite fruit

  7. Last weekend I went for strawberry picking to Plant City in Florida. I was looking for strawberries recipe and I found it here. Thanks for sharing it. Can’t wait to try!

    1. Hope you enjoy the recipe, Ana. I have other strawberry recipes on the blog too. I hope you’ll check them out!

  8. Yummy! I love all sorts of crumble combinations but rhubarb is my all time favorite crumble. I love how you made this one and I’ll try it too. šŸ™‚

  9. I am so jealous that you already have fresh local berries. Our berry patch hasn’t even really started moving that direction yet. Hopefully we will have blossoms soon! This crumble looks absolutely delicious!

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