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Two miniature mixed berry crumbles on a white linen background with little cups of espresso.

Berry Crumble for Two

  • Author: Laura Bolton - Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Individual Crumbles 1x
  • Category: Baking, Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Sweet and easy berry crumble for two. These irresistible mini crumbles combine juicy mixed berries with a buttery brown sugar oat crumb topping. Quick to make, endlessly adaptable, and perfect for sharing! Gluten-free and vegan friendly.


  • 2 cups mixed berries ¹
  • 1 Tbsp (13g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 12 tsp arrowroot starch ²
  • 1/4 cup (22g) rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp (15g) all-purpose flour ³
  • 2 Tbsp (25g) light brown sugar, packed
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 11/2 Tbsp (21g) unsalted butter, softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 375℉. Lightly grease two mini ramekins with butter or baking spray and place on a small rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Make the filling: In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the berries, sugar, lemon, vanilla, and arrowroot starch, if using. Set aside.
  3. Make the crumble topping: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt, until combined.
  4. Add the butter, and use a pastry blender, the back of a large fork, or your fingers to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Continue until the butter is completely incorporated, and the mixture comes together into a chunky crumb.
  5. Divide the berries between the two ramekins and top with the crumb topping.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the crumble topping is golden brown and the berry juices are bubbling around the edges.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!!


¹ You can use any combination of berries that you prefer, fresh or frozen. If using frozen berries, double the starch and add a couple of minutes to the baking time.

² Arrowroot starch is my favorite pie and fruit filling thickener. It creates a smooth, shiny sauce without a noticeable added taste. As a second choice, you can also substitute cornstarch or tapioca flour. Or, omit the starch, and enjoy a saucier crumble!

³ Make these crumbles gluten-free by substituting all-purpose gluten free flour and making sure your rolled oats are GF as well.

⁴ Make them vegan by using plant based butter (such as Miyokos or Earth Balance buttery baking sticks).

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