Strawberry Basil Crisp

Tart strawberry filling with a hint of basil topped with a sweet, buttery, crunchy topping.

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We love putting herbs in dessert! It gives them such a unique flavor kick. And the basil in this strawberry crisp is really what makes it shine. It is sooooo good!! We kind of forget how good it is and every time we make it we’re like O.M.Good. all over again. LOL!

It is actually very simple to make and the results are astounding! We would highly recommend not skipping the basil even if you’re skeptical of it. We think you’ll be a fan :). Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and everything will be right in the world….. at least for a minute!

The crisp is made with 100% whole wheat flour which in our opinion is better then ap (all purpose) flour because of the nutty rich flavor. Besides then you can consider it a healthy dessert, wink wink! Just make sure you are using white wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour.

What you need to make Strawberry Basil Crisp

Ingredients measured out in small dishes for strawberry basil crisp

Ingredient List

  • Strawberries
  • Fresh basil
  • Lime
  • Cornstarch
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • White whole wheat flour
  • Rolled oats
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter

Helpful tips for this recipe

We highly recommend not skipping the basil, it really is what makes this recipe shine.

When choosing your flour look for whole wheat flour that is ground from white wheat (It should say on the ingredients). You can also use whole wheat pastry flour.

A bite of strawberry basil crisp and ice cream on a spoon

How to make Strawberry Basil Crisp

Preheat Oven to 375° F

For the filling

1. Rinse 1 pound of strawberries, cut the tops off and quarter them. (if they are large cut them in half and then slice about 1/4-1/2″ thick).

2. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the strawberries 1 handful of fresh basil chopped (about 3 Tablespoons). Juice from 1 lime (about 2 Tablespoons). 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar. Toss until well combined. Place into a medium sized baking dish (1.5-2 quart) or a 9 inch pie pan.

For the topping

1. In a small mixing bowl combine 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

2. Melt 1/2 cup salted butter. Stir into the flour mixture until evenly moistened.

3. Spread over the top of the strawberries.

Tip: Take a handful of the crisp topping and squeeze it firmly so it forms a large piece and then break it up into bite sized chunks over the strawberries. That way you get those large chunks of delicious crunch after it is baked!

4. Bake at 375° F for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool slightly and serve warm with vanilla ice cream for an absolutely dreamy experience on your tastebuds!

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up close of a serving of strawberry basil crisp with a scoop of ice cream and a fresh basil leaf on top

Strawberry Basil Crisp

A tart strawberry filling with a hint of basil topped with a buttery crisp topping.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 686 kcal


Strawberry Filling

  • 1 pound Fresh strawberries rinsed
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Lime juiced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 handful Fresh basil chopped (about 3 tbsp)

Crisp Topping

  • ¾ cup Rolled oats
  • ¾ cup White whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup Brown sugar packed
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • 8 tbsp Salted butter melted


For the filling

  • Cut the tops off the strawberries. Quarter them or if they are large cut in half then slice into thick slices.
  • Place the strawberries and the rest of the filling ingredients into a bowl and toss until combined. Pour into a medium sized baking dish (1.5-2 quart) or a 9" pie pan.

For the crisp topping

  • In a small mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add the melted butter and stir until evenly moistened.
  • Take a handful of the topping and squeeze it firmly then break into bite size chunks over the strawberries. Repeat with remaining topping, covering the strawberries evenly.
  • Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until the crisp is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired 🙂
Keyword dessert, strawberries

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