Peanut Butter and Strawberry Crumble.
This peanut butter jelly crumble has all of the flavors of your nostalgic PB&J. A strawberry filling mimics the jelly and the topping is loaded with creamy peanut butter flavor. Juicy berries and crisp peanut butter topping? Sign me up.
Today I have an essential fruity dessert for you that everyone goes wild over!
This peanut butter strawberry crisp is essentially the perfect peanut butter jelly dessert that tastes delicious and may send you into a spin of nostalgia at the same time!
I’m here for it.
Important questions first: what flavor of jelly is your favorite when it comes to good old fashioned PB & J?
I’m strictly a strawberry jelly/jam person and always have been. My brothers only loved grape jelly so that’s what my mom bought growing up, meaning I pretty much never ate PB&J. Unless I managed to sneak in a jar of strawberry!
These days I love to do a grown up version of peanut butter & jelly using all sorts of jam flavors (if you’re new here, american spoon is my favorite forever!), but strawberry would still be my number one.
One of my favorite desserts to make is my strawberry cobbler. Or even my strawberry cobbler bars. Summer strawberries are just so sweet and candy-like, and while we enjoy them fresh nonstop, making a dessert out of them to serve with ice cream is one of the best seasonal treasures.
While I adore cobblers, crisp is really fantastic because of the TEXTURE!! The crunchy, crispy bits that top the warm syrupy fruit are the best flavor crunch explosion ever.
Now, there isn’t actually jelly in this crisp. The fruit cooks into a syrupy, almost jam-like mixture that mimics our jelly. You could add a few spoonfuls of your favorite jelly if you really wanted to!
The crisp topping has peanut butter mixed in along with the butter and is so savory and delicious.
Then, you can add a little swirl of peanut butter on top to really take things over the edge!
While this is delicious on its own, the key is serving it warm with vanilla ice cream.
Oh my gosh.
The peanut buttery crisp and the warm fruit all mixing into with melty vanilla ice cream? It’s seriously heaven in a dish. If you’re a fruit dessert person (you know the kind!) then you will freak over this.
You could use other berries too! Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries – or even a mix of all the berries.
It is best served warm, but you can assemble it a bit ahead of time. You can mix together the sugar and berries and store them in the fridge. Mix together your dry crumble ingredients and store them in a resealable bag. Add the butter and peanut butter to the dry ingredients just before baking, then assemble and bake.
It’s ready and warm for everyone to love!
Peanut Butter Jelly Crumble
Peanut Butter Jelly Crumble
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. You need a 9-inch pie plate or 9x9 inch square baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir everything together. Transfer the berries to the dish.
- To make the topping, stir together the oats, sugar, flour and salt. Add the softened butter and peanut butter and use a fork to incorporate it into the dry ingredients. You can also use your hands to crumble it up and toss it in the mixture – I toss/combine it for a full 5 minutes until it is really incorporated and crumbly – almost the whole mixture is like wet sand. Sprinkle it evenly over the fruit.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the fruit is warm and syrupy and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a dollop of creamy peanut butter. If desired, you can sprinkle peanuts on top too!
Peanut butter jelly time!