Skillet Strawberry Crumble

filed under: Cookies on April 8, 2015

These Strawberry Crumble Bars in a skillet are so good, your family will think you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen! If you love Strawberry desserts, check out my Strawberry Cheesecake and Strawberry Dump Cake!


Strawberry Crumb Bars in a Skillet
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

You really can’t go wrong with this awesome skillet dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Crumb Bars in a Skillet
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 4 cups (400g) fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 3 cups (375g) all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (226g) cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup (64g) confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or more as needed)
  • 1 drops fresh lemon juice
  1. In a large bowl place chopped strawberries, corn starch, and 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir together and set aside.
  1. Heat to 375°F.

  2. In another large bowl add flour, 1 cup of sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until evenly dispersed.

  3. With your clean hands, add in the butter pieces and mix into the flour mixture until pieces are pea sized or smaller.

  4. Add in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract and mix until combined. (can use a spoon)
  5. Butter or spray skillet with non-stick spray.
  6. Press half of the flour mixture into the bottom of the skillet.
  7. Spread strawberry mixture on top.
  8. Crumble the remaining butter mixture (dough) evenly over the strawberry layer.
  9. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.

  1. Place confectioners sugar, milk and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk until smooth. If you want the glaze to be runnier, add in more milk. If you want the glaze to be thicker, add in a bit more confectioners sugar.

  2. Can be served hot or cold.

Strawberry Crumble

I have been stockpiling “spring” recipes to try and this was at the top of my list! Being a sucker for anything buttery and glazed and packed full of berry goodness, this ended up being the perfect recipe to kick-start my spring baking.

Strawberry Crumb Bars in a Skillet

And then it snowed. Because, Minnesota.

Which isn’t a bad thing per se, as I happen to enjoy the snow and the beauty it brings. It was just a tiny blip in my Spring Baking Celebration.


Strawberry Crumb Bars in a Skillet

How to Make Strawberry Crumble

I prefer a rough chop of the strawberries in this dish. If the strawberry was small I would simply cut it in half. Larger berries were quartered. I love being able to see the berries in the dish as well as the texture of bigger strawberry pieces.

There is a bit of lemon juice in the glaze. Have no fear! This does not give the glaze a strong lemony flavor. It (very subtly) adds a bit of depth of flavor to the dish. This is the perfect way to make glaze… if you have never done it I highly recommend it!

Strawberry Crumb Bars in a Skillet

I could not wait even one second to dig into the glorious strawberry dessert so my first piece was a wonderful mess of warm buttery crumb and berry spilling everywhere. It was divine!

We had some later after it was properly cooled and this was awesome as well. You really can’t go wrong with this awesome skillet dessert!

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  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    I’m head-over-heels in love with this dessert. I don’t know if I’d be able to share this with anyone else.

    • Amanda says:

      Sharing was tough, aint gonna lie. 🙂

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    You are definitely giving me a handkering for strawberry desserts my friend! I just picked up strawberries for $1.39. Woot! So many great things to do with them.

    Have a fab week!

    • Amanda says:

      Great deal!! Hope your week is fab too!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I adore desserts in a skillet! These crumb bars look scrumptious!

  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    Love this dessert, Amanda! I just picked up some strawberries too!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

    I’m so sad it snowed but so happy this amazingness happened!

  • trish says:

    This looks incredibly delicious! I have now added more strawberries to my grocery list. I can’t wait to try!
    Have a great day!

  • Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious says:

    Oooh yum! What a great way to use the awesome berries appearing in the stores lately. I’ll have to remember this one 🙂

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    Crumble is pretty much the best thing ever. Love these skillet bars! I’m sure eating them warm from the skillet would make me feel better about the snow we got yesterday…. 🙁

  • Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking says:

    It looks simply divine..,. I wish I had some right now (Midnight cravings!)

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Yeah for cheap strawberries and yummy strawberry desserts!

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks says:

    Ooh I can just imagine how good these taste!

  • Traci McLaughlin says:

    When you say bake, do you literally mean bake in the oven or on the stovetop? I assume in the oven. Thanks.

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, bake in an oven.

  • Liz says:

    You mean this isn’t for breakfast????! Maybe a tiny serving would be OK with all the luscious berries in the middle! But definitely a big helping for dessert!

  • Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says:

    This looks amazing! Happy Spring- even if you have snow!

  • Kelly says:

    This looks divine! I love fruity crumble desserts and strawberries are so so good right now!

  • Nancy Baker says:

    These are the next dessert I make! Thanks for the recipe and the absolutely beautiful photos, too.

  • Annie @ ciaochowbambina says:

    Yum! “Warm buttery crumb and berries spilling everywhere…” I say, YES!

  • mila furman says:

    Ohhh Amanda this is CALLING my name!! I just bought a 4 POUND container in Costco of strawberries that I was wondering what I would do with!!! Super excited to try this out!!!

  • Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    This looks amazing! We have a huge bounty of fresh strawberries at local stands around here, and I also have mini skillets…Hmmmm, time to pin! 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Sue! Hope you are well!

  • Chris says:

    I’d like to make this today but you don’t say what size skillet to use. I have both a 10″ and a 12″ and I’m sure it will matters due to thickness and baking time.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I used a 12-inch skillet

  • Jutta says:

    I don’t have a Skilled can I use something else?

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