Mixed Berry Crumbles with Gingersnap Streusel

One of my favorite and most successful desserts this summer has been one of the easiest to execute. A filling of sweet and tart berries is topped with a crispy streusel made with Gingersnap cookies, flour, sugar and butter. Bake in the oven and top with ice cream for a dessert that is sure to please after any meal. I hope you enjoy my recipe for mixed berry crumbles with Gingersnap streusel.

Mixed Berry Crumble with Gingersnap Streusel

Makes enough to fill 10 six ounce ramekins.



36 ounces fresh or frozen berries. (You can use just about any berry. I used a mixture of quartered strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)

3/4 cup sugar

2 Tbsp cornstarch

Gingersnap Streusel Topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes

1 1/2 cups Gingersnap crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine all ingredients for filling in a large bowl and stir to combine.

Spoon filling into ramekins until they are 3/4 full.


To make streusel topping,  combine flour, sugar and butter in a large bowl and mix with your hands. Work the butter into the mixture until it is crumbly.
Smash Gingersnap cookies and then pulse in a food processor until it is mostly crumb with a few larger pieces.

Combine with flour mixture and spoon on top of Berry filling, mounding slightly.

Line a sheet tray with parchment and place ramekins at even intervals.

Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until berry mixture is bubbling and streusel topping is crispy.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Top with ice cream and serve immediately.


Dessert for Lovers

Dessert for Lovers

This dessert to share is full of intoxicating flavors and easy to make! You can make the chocolate covered strawberries hours ahead of time and quickly assemble the rest in mere minutes when you are ready to serve.


4 strawberries

8 ounces good quality chocolate chips

4 ounces chopped almonds

2 Tbsp sea salt

8 dried apricots, halved

1/4 cup almonds, whole

6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Honey for drizzling


Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. If you do not have a double boiler just use a bowl over a pot of simmering water.

Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate and immediately sprinkle the chopped almonds and sea salt on the chocolate. Allow to set on a wire rack until chocolate has hardened.

Just before serving, scatter the apricots, almonds and blue cheese on a plate. Drizzle with honey and place the chocolate covered strawberries on top. This dessert is enough for a couple to share.