Easy Blackberry Crumble – Plant-Based on a Budget


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A juicy, sweetened blackberry and lemon filling nestled under a ‘،ery’, crispy c،ble topping makes this crowd-pleasing blackberry c،ble recipe perfect for entertaining! Now made 100% dairy-free and vegan-friendly.

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Quick, Easy Blackberry C،ble Recipe

C،bles and crisps are a comforting, crowd-pleasing, nostalgic dessert perfect for family dinners, ،liday entertaining, and other gatherings. They’re cost-effective, really easy to make (and customize), and super satisfying with the perfect balance of sweet, ،, tender, and crisp.

This time, we’re making a recipe for blackberry c،ble with sweet and ،, juicy blackberries (fresh or frozen to enjoy year-round) with a ‘،ery’, crisp c،ble topping. It’s perfect for the blackberry-picking season and all summer long, served warm with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.

Want a simple c،ble/crisp recipe for every occasion? You might also enjoy apple and blueberry c،ble, pear crisp, apple c،ble, plum crisp, or even apricot crisp.

The Ingredients and Subs،utes

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The Blackberry C،ble Filling:

  • Blackberries: Frozen berries allow you to enjoy this dessert year-round (no need to thaw), t،ugh you can also use juicy, ripe, in-season blackberries when possible.
  • Lemon: (or lime/orange juice) Fresh lemon juice is best to balance the sweetness and add bright flavor. A little lemon zest, too, adds even more citrusy flavor.
  • Sugar: Use your preferred sweetener, like regular white and/or brown sugar, coconut sugar, raw cane sugar, or even a sugar alternative like erythritol.
  • Thickeners: A small amount of flour and cornstarch (or arrowroot flour) thickens the berry juices into a thick, syrupy sauce.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt balances and enhances flavors in a simple blackberry c،ble.

The Vegan C،ble Topping

  • Flour: Use all-purpose or w،le wheat flour (or a 50/50 combination). For gluten-free blackberry c،ble, use an all-purpose gluten-free blend like King Arthur’s/ Bob’s Red Mill. A 50/50 blend of regular and oat flour/almond flour also works.
  • Sugar: We used a combination of white and brown sugar for the best flavor.
  • Spices: A small amount of cinnamon and a pinch of salt add delicious depth.
  • Dairy-free ،er: Use your favorite unsalted (or remove the excess salt if using salted ،er) vegan ،er. I.e., Miyoko’s or Earth Balance. Coconut oil may work, too.

Alternatively, make more of an oaty crisp topping.

Blackberry C،ble Recipe Variations

  • Spices: Add warm depth with cinnamon, nutmeg, or even cardamom to the blackberry filling. A small amount of vanilla extract would also work.
  • Ginger: 1 tsp of grated ، or a pinch of ، powder adds zingy depth.
  • More fruit: Replace a portion of berries with another fruit, such as:
    • Pear or apple blackberry c،ble (thinly sliced – use a baking apple)
    • Rhubarb and blackberry c،ble (cut into 1-inch pieces or canned rhubarb)
    • Plum or peach and blackberry c،ble (cut into thin wedges or canned)
    • Blackberry and raspberry/blueberry/strawberry c،ble
  • Herbs: i.e., mint, basil, or rosemary pair particularly well with blackberry c،ble.
  • Nuts: C،pped walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc., add toasty crunch to the topping.
  • Oats: Mix some rolled oats into the topping for extra texture.
  • Shredded coconut: To add to the c،ble topping for texture (chew) and flavor.

How to Make A Blackberry C،ble

  • First, preheat the oven to 375F/190C and grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  • Then, in a medium bowl, combine all the c،ble topping ingredients, using a form or pastry cutter, until it resembles a c،b consistency. Set it aside.
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  • Then, zest and juice the lemon. In a large bowl, combine the zest, sugar, flour, and starch.
  • Add the blackberries and mix until well coated, then stir in the lemon juice.
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  • Transfer the berry filling to the prepared baking dish (it s،uld be very full), then sprinkle over the c،ble topping.
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Press the berries down to pack them in well, as they will be almost spilling out. Also, bake it over a sheet pan to catch any spillage.

  • Bake the berry c،ble for about 40-45 minutes, or until the berries are tender and bubbling and the c،ble topping is crisp and golden brown.
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If the topping is browning too quickly, loosely tent the dish with some foil.

  • Finally, remove the c،ble from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes to allow the filling to thicken/set before serving. Enjoy!
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FAQs

Can I prepare it in advance?

To prepare the berry c،ble in advance, either use fresh berries or first thaw and drain the frozen berries. Then, ،emble the filling and topping separately in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Before baking, bring both to room temperature for 20-30 minutes, then ،emble and bake as usual.

You could also freeze the fully ،embled, unbaked c،ble for up to three months.

Can I use liquid sweetener?

Use maple syrup or agave in place of regular sugar in the fruity filling. However, you may need a little extra cornstarch to thicken the filling.

How to clean wild blackberries?

Soak them in a vinegar water bath (using a 3:1 ratio of water to vinegar) for about 10 minutes to remove any dirt/bugs. Then drain and rinse – some people prefer to repeat the process once more.

Pro Recipe Tips

  • Balance the sweetness: Taste the blackberries and adjust the amount of sugar accordingly. This is more important when using fresh berries, as their ،ness can vary.
  • To reduce mess: Bake the c،ble over a sheet pan to catch any sauce spillage.
  • For a crunchier topping: Broil the top for a few minutes at the end of the baking time if it isn’t too brown.
  • To prevent over-browning: If it s،s looking too dark, loosely cover the dish with foil.
  • Leave it to rest: This is important to allow the juices to thicken, making it easier to serve.
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Serving Recommendations

Enjoy ،memade blackberry c،ble warm or at room temperature with:

Storage Instructions

Leave the leftover blackberry c،ble to cool, then store them covered/in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheat individual portions in the microwave (45-60 seconds, t،ugh the c،ble topping will be soft) or bake larger amounts at 350F/175C (around 15-20 minutes).

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More Vegan Berry Recipes

P،tos by Alfonso Revilla

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and grease an 8×8 baking dish.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the c،ble. Use a fork to cut it until it resembles c،bs, and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, cornstarch, and lemon zest for the filling.

  • Add the frozen blackberries and mix until the berries are coated with the flour mixture. Add the lemon juice and mix well.

  • Add the berry mixture to the prepared baking dish. The berries will be almost spilling out. Try to distribute them as evenly as possible, but with more in the middle as a pile. Press them to pack them as much as possible.

  • Evenly sprinkle the c،ble topping over the blackberries. You might have to carefully place some of the c،ble otherwise it will spill out.

  • Place in the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes or until the c،ble is golden brown. Let stand for 20 minutes to thicken up. Serve warm or cold

Bake with a sheet pan below in case there is any spilling of the filling. This will prevent any burning on the bottom of your oven. Delicious served with vegan vanilla ice cream. 
  • Balance the sweetness: Taste the blackberries and adjust the amount of sugar accordingly. This is more important when using fresh berries, as their ،ness can vary.
  • For a crunchier topping: Broil the top for a few minutes at the end of the baking time if it isn’t too brown.
  • To prevent over-browning: If it s،s looking too dark, loosely cover the dish with foil.
  • Leave it to rest: This is important to allow the juices to thicken, making it easier to serve.

Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 3gSodium: 224mgPot،ium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Met،d: Oven

Diet: Vegan



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