Strawberry Kiwi Crisp.
As a self proclaimed chocolate spaz and as someone who desires desserts so rich that they make your teeth spring cavities in mere seconds, fruit rarely fits the bill.
I lovelovelove fruit so much but IT IS NOT DESSERT.
Unless it looks like this.
Welcome to the rules of Jessica.
Give me some crunch and some crumble and that texture totally throws me for a loop.
As a kid, I was all about the strawberry kiwi flavor. I mean, you could have flavored a boot with strawberry kiwi and I probably would have tried to consume it. That’s a whole other issue in itself but whatever.
I feel like it may have been a trendy a flavor of the 90s, so in that case it’s totally my job to bring it back in the twenty twelve. I also adored things of the vanilla and coconut varieties – as sparse as they were back then, along with anything labeled “red.”
“What kind of popsicle do you want? Red.
“What flavor of huggie do you want to drink?” Red.
“What kind of Warheads should I buy so we can burn our mouths and faces off?” Definitely red.
“What color ice-pop thing that comes in plastic do you want? I mean I know this is your seventh one of the day but I figured you might want a change.” Only red. Okay maybe pink.
I never got down with “blue,” but that was SUPER swanky, right? Everyone lapped up their blue ice pops just so they could sport blue lips and tongues. I later learned that I didn’t love “blue” because raspberry is not my drug of choice, but I definitely succumbed to peer pressure and proudly displayed my blue teeth summer after summer. Orange was okay, but only if red was not available. Anything grape was a big fat NO. Yuck, yuck, yuck. Totally wasn’t a fan. Same with yellow, though once in a blue moon “yellow” turned out to be banana, which was totally awesome for about five minutes and then made you want to toss your cookies.
When other crazy (and utterly delicious) artificial flavors started popping up, like peach and lime and watermelon, my adventurous streak was in full force. I would seriously try anything with a tropical or not-so-common fruit flavor, which is probably why I harbored serious margarita and daquiri envy from the age of 14.
The thing is, I haven’t strayed much from my tween years. I’m still a marketer’s dream when it comes to things like pink grapefruit, nectarine mint and mandarin, it’s just that now things like that come in the form of foaming hand soap, lipgloss and nail polish.
And fruity dessert crisp, apparently.
Strawberry Kiwi Crisp
[adapted from my balsamic blueberry crisp]
2 cups of quartered and chopped strawberries
5 kiwis, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 stick softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix strawberries and kiwi with sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of flour and salt. Spray a baking dish (I used a 9-inch pie plate) with non-stick spray and add fruit.
In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add softened butter and vanilla, and mix thoroughly with a fork and your hands until it becomes clumped together. Layer crumble mixture on top of fruit. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until fruit is juicy and crisp is golden.
Serve hot with vanilla ice cream!
I’m going to find a Warhead today.
96 Comments on “Strawberry Kiwi Crisp.”
I can totally do artificial strawberry kiwi flavor combos but real life strawberry kiwi is something I struggle with. But this crisp is something that just might change that!
Strawberries are PERFECTION right now! I plan to eat as many as possible all through the summer =)
This sounds just as amazing as it looks!! :)
What a juicy and delicious dessert!!! Mmm!
I love love love crisps and can’t wait to try this one! The very best crisp that I have ever had was peanut butter banana and chocolate…with ice cream. So rich!
So I’ve never thought to add kiwi to desserts before! You’ve just opened the FLOOD gates!!
Red is also my favorite flavor. It definitely needs a comeback.
This looks ahhhh-mazing! Love the vivid colors.
Looks so good! One of my favorite things about summer is fruit crisps. For your chocolate fix check out my blog post making chocolate truffles.
I have a high school student on my way to cullenary school and then beyond!
crisps are amazing. and I honestly have no idea what a huggie is besides the brand of diapers lol
I think I’m a lot like you when it comes to my childhood food preferences (in principle, not exact practice). I ate anything grape flavored. I now am pretty sure that’s because grape-flavored stuff was purple, and I loved purple. Jelly…popsicles…Bubbleyum. I love the 90s, and I love that you love the 90s.
We love fruit crisps, can’t wait to try yours!! Kiwi is one of my favorite froyo toppings, but never baked with it!
What a great idea to put the kiwis in this crisp…can’t wait to try it!
Red is a legit flavor! “What flavor Kool-Aid do you want?” Red.
Hahahaha, so true. Grape and banana flavors were (and still are) always the worst!!! Though I am one of the people who is still 8 years old at heart and always chooses blue Jolly Ranchers and Icees to turn my tongue blue…
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I was also obsessed with anything kiwi-strawberry when I was younger – especially Kiwi Strawberry Snapple. I drank it so much that just the mere thought of it makes my face scrunch like I’m eating three Warheads at once. But this crisp…yes, this crisp will break the spell! Also, thank you for reminding my of Huggies. What I would do to slam a straw through a cold red one right now!
I never knew you could bake kiwi. Looks delicious.
I may have to make this for our BBQ this weekend. It looks amazing! Great idea to add in the kiwi!
I usually prefer chocolate desserts over fruit ones, but crisps are an exception. Love this!!
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Blue Tongue Splashers are where it’s at!
I could eat one or ten servings of this. What a fun combination with kiwi and strawberries.
I wouldn’t have thought of using strawberries or kiwis in a crumble. :)
I made this last night, using blueberries instead of kiwis and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
Oh my Gosh. This sounds amazing! I’m going to drop everything right now and make this.
Remember rootbeer popsicles?!?! Those were (are they still out there?) the best. If the only sweet option is something non-chocolate & frozen, rootbeer popsicles are right up there. Oh, and you can give me your green & purple rejected popsicles anyday ;-)
I loved rootbeer ones too!
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OH MYY GOOODNESSSSSS
this looks just soo good
What do you use to take the pictures with?
What type of oats? Would steel cut work? How about them being toasted? Too much stuff on colors and not enough on recipe execution.
This was by far the best desert i have ever made! thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.
I added some fresh rhubarb from the garden..perfection..love this recipe!
Just made this for the hubs…it was amazing. I forgot the flour tho, but it was still delicious!!
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