“From Scratch” Strawberry Crisp

We LOVE Crisps, whether it be Apple Crisp, Cherry Crisp or any other, we love it.  It is the perfect Winter dessert to me.  Add a little bit of Vanilla ice cream to it, have a homemade cappuccino and you are in after dinner heaven!

I had a bag of frozen strawberries and couldn’t decide what to make, so I went with the old stand by.  I made an easy pie filling and added my favourite Crisp recipe to the top.  It was delicious.

I thought I would share this recipe with you.  Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we did!


To start with, you need to thaw the strawberries.  I know, obviously, right? When thawed, pour them, juice and all into a prepared baking pan.

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Now after I got the strawberries into the baking pan I realized I was out of tapioca!  That wasn’t a good thing, so I started rifling through the cupboards to see what I could use instead.  Jell-O!  I didn’t have strawberry but I had peach and used that.  I just mixed it into the strawberries right out of the box. To this I added a “sugar syrup.”

This is easy to make.  Just put 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 1/4 cups of sugar and 2 Tbsp. in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave this mixture in one minute increments until thickened.  It will take about 4 minutes.

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When this mixture has thickened to about the consistency of honey, add to the strawberry and Jell-O in the baking pan. Put the pan in the fridge while you prepare the Crisp part of the recipe.

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For the Crisp; in a mixing bowl blend together the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Melt butter in a separate bowl in the microwave.  Once melted add to the oatmeal mixture.  Blend until crumbly.

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Spoon the oatmeal and butter mixture on top of the strawberry mixture, spread evenly , covering the strawberry.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until you start to see the strawberry filling bubbling up around the edges of the Crisp.

Spoon onto plates and top with Vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

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(I couldn’t take a picture with the ice cream… it kept melting too fast!)


“From Scratch” Strawberry Crisp

Preparation Time: 25 minutes (not including thawing) Cook Time: 40 minutes  Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Frozen Unsweetened Strawberries
  • 1 Package Jell-O (Preferable Strawberry)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 1/4 Cups White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
  • 3 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine

Directions

To Prepare the Filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking pan.
  2. Thaw strawberries and pour into 6 x 9 baking pan.
  3. Mix Jell-O in with strawberries, mix well to combine.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 1/4 cups of sugar and 2 Tbsp. in a microwave safe bowl.
  5.  Microwave this mixture in one minute increments until thickened.  Approximately 4 minutes, until the consistency of honey.
  6. Add to the strawberry and Jell-O in the baking pan, blend well. Put this pan in the fridge while you prepare the Crisp part of the recipe.

To Prepare the Crisp:

  1. In a mixing bowl blend together the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Melt butter in a separate bowl in the microwave.
  3. Once melted, add to the oatmeal mixture.  Blend until crumbly.
  4. Spoon the oatmeal and butter mixture on top of the strawberry mixture, spread evenly , covering the strawberry.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until you start to see the strawberry filling bubbling up around the edges of the Crisp.
  6. Spoon onto plates and top with Vanilla ice cream and enjoy! (Optional, but HIGHLY recommended!)

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