Berry crumble

This is one of my go-to dessert recipes for a dinner party. The delicious aromas add that perfect, cozy touch to a rainy day.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 25 min. preparation time, 25 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 290 / Protein 3g / Carbohydr. 44g / Fat 10g

Ingredients (12 servings)

200 gflour
50 goats
125 gbutter
225 gsugar (divided)
4.5 gvanilla sugar
100 mlred wine
1vanilla bean
400 mlcherry juice
1cinnamon stick
1star anise
1.5 tbspcornstarch
3 tbspwater
500 gmixed berries
butter for greasing


juicer, large saucepan, zester, oven, pie form, large bowl, whisk, tea strainer, small bowl

Wine Tip

Lambrusco, 2012
A sparkling wine works well here. It’s subtle, refreshing, and offers nice acidity. The Lambrusco’s berry aromas complement the berries in the crumble.

Step 1

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Add flour, oats, butter, some of the sugar, and vanilla sugar to a large bowl.

large bowl

200 g flour / 50 g oats / 125 g butter / 125 g sugar / 4.5 g vanilla sugar

Step 2

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Zest orange and lemon over bowl.


1 orange / 1 lemon

Step 3

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Roughly mix crumble topping using your hands.

Step 4

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Caramelize remaining sugar in a large saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar is melted and golden, approx. 4 – 7 min.

large saucepan

100 g sugar

Step 5

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Deglaze with red wine, bring to a simmer, and continue to simmer over medium-low heat.

100 ml red wine

Step 6

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Scrape a vanilla bean and add bean and seeds to saucepan. Then, add cherry juice and cinnamon stick. Place star anise and cloves in a tea strainer and submerge in liquid.

tea strainer

1 vanilla bean / 400 ml cherry juice / 1 cinnamon stick / 1 star anise / 2 cloves

Step 7

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Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Zest lemon and orange into saucepan.

zester, oven

1 lemon / 1 orange

Step 8

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Juice half of orange and half of lemon and pour juice into saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until liquid is reduced by half, approx. 8 – 10 min. Remove spices. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with water until well combined. Gradually pour into saucepan while whisking continuously. Remove from heat.

juicer, whisk, small bowl

1.5 tbsp cornstarch / 3 tbsp water

Step 9

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Add mixed berries.

500 g mixed berries

Step 10

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Lightly grease pie form. Spoon berry mixture into the bottom of a pie form.

pie form

butter for greasing

Step 11

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Evenly distribute crumble topping over berries. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) until topping is golden, approx. 23 – 25 min. Enjoy warm with vanilla sauce, whipped cream or ice cream.