Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble

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Easy Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe
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When you’re out in the berry patch, drinking in the sunshine, tasting warm strawberries straight off the vine with sweet juice dripping down your chin… You don’t think about the size of your refrigerator.

This happens to me several times a year. We go to the farm and come home with way more berries than we could possibly use in one week.

So what do you do with five gallons on strawberries?

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe

Here’s what I do…

First I separated them into three piles: super-ripe bake now or freeze, ripe use within the next couple days, almost-ripe use within a week.

I put most of the super-ripe strawberries in the freezer for smoothies and post-season baking.

Then I used some of the super-ripe strawberries for Strawberry Basil Italian Ice to keep in the freezer for late night sugar cravings.

The next day I put the ripe berries and some of the slightly under ripe strawberries in spicy Strawberry Chipotle Jam.

And finally I make a lovely Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble for my family to enjoy after dinner.

Making Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe

What’s the Difference Between A Cobbler, Crumble and Crisp?

There are many varieties of baked fruit desserts. Most of them, at one point or another, have been mistaken for “cobbler.” Variations and names tend to be regional. If you like to bake, it’s worth getting familiar with them.

Cobbler – Baked fruit with a rolled crust made of pie crust, cookie dough, or biscuit dough. Sometimes the biscuit dough is spooned over the top, instead of rolled, but it’s always a thick topping.

Buckle – Fruit with cake batter poured over the top before baking.

Crisp – Baked Fruit topped with a “rubbed” crumb top usually consisting of butter, sugar, and flour.

Crumble – Similar to a crisp with the addition of oats.

Grunt/Slump Baked Fruit topped with biscuit dough, that is then covered so that the biscuit steams instead of bakes.

Brown Betty – Baked fruit topped with buttered bread or cake that has been crumbled.

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe

Today I’m serving you a crumble, named for it’s crumbled oat top. I personally prefer crumbles to most other types of “cobbler” because of its texture and the way the topping breaks apart when you spoon it out into bowls.

For this Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe, I’ve simply combined fresh cut strawberries with a little lemon, sugar, cornstarch for thickening, and a touch of Chambord. I’ve been using quite a bit of Chambord lately because I have in nice sized bottle of it and find it adds such depth to everything it graces.

In this dish, the Chambord doesn’t cover, but accentuates the strawberries. I’ve made this same crumble with Bourbon as well. It was just as lovely, but the Chambord does have a way of drawing the berrieness out of the strawberries.

Best Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe

For the top I’ve combined a simple oat, flour and butter mixture with chopped roasted pistachios. The salty nutty essence of the pistachios is a great way to balance out the acidity of the strawberry filling.

Simple Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe

Crumble: hot or cold?  Although its tempting to eat a crumble right out of the oven, I don’t advise it.

The sauce needs time to cool and thicken so it holds together. Plus, in my opinion, hot berries taste overly acidic. I like to eat baked fruit desserts at room temperature. The flavors of the strawberries, Chambord and pistachios really shine, when it’s not too hot or too cold.

The Best Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble is best with fresh summer berries, but you can make it with frozen strawberries all year long!

More Strawberry Treats:

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Mixed Berry Crostata

Strawberry and Cornmeal Shortcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

The Best Strawberry Pizza

This bright blushing Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble is the perfect summertime treat! It's an easy cobbler variation with a irresistible crumb topping!

Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
This bright blushing Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble is the perfect summertime treat! It's an easy cobbler variation with a irresistible crumb topping!
Servings: 8
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 593 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Potassium 640mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 44g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 13.1%
Vitamin C 164.4%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 13.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


For the Strawberry Filling:
For the Pistachio Crumble Topping:
  • 1 cup self-rising flour (or all-purpose flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped roasted pistachios
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cut into cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a 9x13-inch baking dish, mix the strawberries with the following five ingredients. Spread the berries out evenly.

  2. Using a dough blending tool (or your hands) mix the ingredients for the topping until the butter is well combined, but the mixture is still crumbly.

  3. Spoon the topping over the fruit. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the edges are bubbling and the top is golden.
  4. Allow plenty of time for the crumble to cool before serving.

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80 comments on “Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Crumble

  1. Inesposted June 5, 2018 at 11:23 am Reply

    This looks and sounds amazing. But would you suggest something else besides Chambord ?

    • Sommer Collierposted June 5, 2018 at 12:03 pm Reply

      Hi Ines,

      You could use cherry juice or mixed berry juice instead of the Chambord, if you are trying to omit the alcohol. :)

  2. marlaposted June 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm Reply

    Crisps, crumbles, cobblers ~ love them all. The pistachios are a great idea!

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  6. Megan's Cookin'posted June 16, 2011 at 11:57 am Reply

    Now I want to go out and buy 5 pounds of strawberries. Your crumble looks incredible and that Chipotle jam and Italian Ice sounds enticing. Great post

  7. Alessioposted June 5, 2011 at 11:11 am Reply

    Nice crumble! I loved the list of the various types of cobblers you made, now I just need to get my hands on one of each to choose my fav :D

  8. Marlyposted May 26, 2011 at 9:26 am Reply

    Looks lovely and what a great idea to include pistachios. Yumm!

  9. Steve @ HPDposted May 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm Reply
    • Sommerposted May 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm Reply

      Good link! No, I’ve got all sort of definition pages in the back of a really old cookbook. :)

  10. [email protected]posted May 25, 2011 at 11:07 am Reply

    Chambord, strawberries and pistachios- super combo. Wish I had been there for the strawberry fest, but I am happy just to get this recipe!

  11. Joyposted May 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm Reply

    The crumble looks wonderful.

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  13. Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Parisposted May 23, 2011 at 12:41 am Reply

    I’m having breakfast while reading this post…Can you ship a bowl???

  14. Greenderellaposted May 23, 2011 at 2:04 am Reply

    What a great combination!!! Looks delicious! :)

  15. Monetposted May 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm Reply

    When I saw the title of this post…I knew I would fall in love. These flavors sound amazing together! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful recipe with me. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. You and your sweet blog always makes me smile.

  16. Gwen~healthymammaposted May 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh! I didn’t even realize I was bouncing in my seat and giggling until my husband peeked over my shoulder to see what had me so excited. ;)
    This is hands down my fav recipe and post I’ve seen ever. Pistachios and strawberry’s?!! Genious!
    I am so jealous…. I mean happy for you that you have the opportunity to go strawberry picking and come home w more than you know what to do with. I’d be in heaven. I don’t think there are any strawberry patches here in Phoenix, but I’ll have to look into it just in case!
    Very,very nice tips on how to use up those blesseed berries. I am going to have to check into that Italian ice recipe too.

  17. Katarinaposted May 22, 2011 at 4:08 am Reply

    So yummy!

  18. blackbookkitchendiariesposted May 21, 2011 at 11:33 pm Reply

    this sounds so gooood!! love anything crumble and with a killer combo like this, who could resist?

  19. Nanaposted May 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm Reply

    I made the crumble today, it is so yummy. Thanks for the suggestion and so easy to make.

  20. sweetlifeposted May 21, 2011 at 6:46 am Reply

    strawberries are at their best adn I have not had a crumble in forever!! thanks for sharing


  21. Eileenposted May 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm Reply

    I like the sounds of this dessert… I know I’ve probably asked this before, but do you deliver? Have a great weekend!

  22. Saraposted May 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm Reply

    A crumble. That’s what I haven’t made in a long time. And with the fresh strawberries at the market I just need to make it! Thanks for the inspiration

  23. Lana @ Never enough Thymeposted May 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm Reply

    I love any kind of cobbler/crumble/slump. As long as it has hot fruit and a topping – I’m good. Particularly like your use of pistachios! Very creative.

  24. Pudding Pie Laneposted May 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Wow I’ve never tried steamed biscuit before! That sounds amazing!

  25. Kristenposted May 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Pistachios don’t get enough use in my house. That may be because my sons devour them as soon as the nuts come in the house. I love the idea of putting them in a strawberry dessert.

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  26. marlaposted May 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm Reply

    Such a delightful summery crumble. Wish I had some today :)

  27. Tiffanyposted May 20, 2011 at 10:32 am Reply

    Oh, thanks for the vocab lesson! I totally never knew the difference between all of these terms! This crumble looks super tasty!

  28. Aprilposted May 20, 2011 at 9:33 am Reply

    I remember you loving the strawberry pie but hating the goo. Perfect solution.

  29. Lisa @ Tarte du Jourposted May 20, 2011 at 6:59 am Reply

    Nothing beets a soul warming crumble! This crumble topping looks fabulous. I’m anxious to try it on other fruit as well. Strawberry season is coming to a close down here in Florida:(

  30. 5 Star Foodieposted May 20, 2011 at 6:39 am Reply

    Yum! I like the addition of pistachios here. I’ve got so many strawberries right now, would love to make this!

  31. Deebaposted May 20, 2011 at 4:27 am Reply

    Absolutely ah-mazing! Love the colours and the flavours! Mmmmmm

  32. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted May 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm Reply

    Pistachios and strawberries must make a great combination! Strawberries are my favorite so I will be giving this a try. Also loved the definitions I had no idea and I’m sure I’ve been using them all wrong!

  33. Erinposted May 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm Reply

    This looks amazing! I love a good crumble, then you add the booze – sooooo good!

  34. Claudiaposted May 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Would you believe I have everything except the strawberries. They come in early July. This is a celebration post of the most wonderful berry!

  35. Priya Sreeramposted May 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm Reply

    the crumble looks superbbbbbb ~! delicious clicks

  36. pachecopattyposted May 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm Reply

    I like the pistachios in your crumble and I have to get a large bottle of Chambord myself!
    Still waiting for those super sweet strawberries to arrive in the market, though;-)

  37. Dmarieposted May 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm Reply

    oh, why, oh why didn’t I get on the computer quicker today? A neighbor gifted me with strawberries just this morn, but I immediately mashed them up for ice cream. Your crumble sounds like a better idea. love that you used chambord in it. Will def have to try this. thanks, Spicy!

  38. Lindaposted May 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm Reply

    I’d love to be faced with having way too many strawberries! I like how you very smartly dealt with that and this crumble is amazing! Love the combination of pistachios and strawberries.

  39. Claireposted May 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm Reply

    This is FREAKING gorgeous!!!

  40. Biren @ Roti n Riceposted May 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Nice pairing of strawberries and pistachios! You are making me crave for one of these baked fruit desserts.

  41. [email protected]posted May 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm Reply

    I love pistachios. I love strawberries. Put them together <3 !!! Fabulous as usual Sommer!!

  42. Amy @ Gastronome Tartposted May 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Oh, wow! Speechless! I could go for these. Love the strawberries and pistachio combo!

  43. carolinaheartstringsposted May 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm Reply

    We are making great use of our strawberries! This looks just fantastic. I cannot wait to try this out.

  44. [email protected]posted May 19, 2011 at 11:54 am Reply

    Looks delicious! I love pistachios…they look terrific in this dish.

  45. Aimeeposted May 19, 2011 at 10:28 am Reply

    That looks beautiful and delicious!

  46. Tricia Bposted May 19, 2011 at 9:46 am Reply

    Beautiful! I love cobblers and bet this is great. You’ve got me thinking about Chambord and may add it to my pie this weekend. Does it thicken at all and evaporate? Just wondering about adjusting the thickening ingredients. Gallons of berries – awesome!

  47. Joytiposted May 19, 2011 at 9:38 am Reply

    Yum! That sounds absolutely delicious. And what a great way to use some spring.summer fruit!

  48. Feast on the Cheapposted May 19, 2011 at 9:34 am Reply

    I mean…this looks incredible!

  49. Megan @ Pip and Ebbyposted May 19, 2011 at 8:58 am Reply

    Deliicious!! Great photos, too!

  50. Roxanposted May 19, 2011 at 8:32 am Reply

    Wow, I didn’t know that there are so many different names for baked fruit! I can say that I do love them all though. This crumble looks amazing. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits and pistachios are hands down my favorite nut.

  51. The Mistress of Spicesposted May 19, 2011 at 8:14 am Reply

    This sounds and looks amazing! Lucky you to have access to a berry patch! We are seeing all kinds of lovely strawberries here now though so it would be great to make something like this. I love the addition of pistachio too!

  52. Yuriposted May 19, 2011 at 8:11 am Reply

    Strawberries + pistachios + crumble with ice cream on the side? Yes please :)

  53. Kateposted May 19, 2011 at 7:31 am Reply

    This is heavenly looking. I love the vibrant red color and the incorporation of the pistachios into the crumble. Definitely will be bookmarking this!

  54. Melissaposted May 19, 2011 at 7:27 am Reply

    Ok, so first I saw this, but as I was pressing “keep reading” my eyes had already strayed to the strawberry chipotle jam. Last week, I made strawberry-rhubarb muffins and yesterday, strawberry pancakes. Do I strawberry fever?? Should I get treated?! Thanks for more great ideas.

  55. Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviewsposted May 19, 2011 at 7:04 am Reply

    How unique to put pistachios in the crumble–looks delicious!

  56. Junia @ Mis Pensamientosposted May 19, 2011 at 6:03 am Reply

    i’ve been obsessed with strawberries lately too on my blog! hahahaha. this is beautiful and scrumptious at the same time.never thought about combing them with pistachio! it’s a nut that i have yet to bake with!

  57. Nelly Rodriguezposted May 19, 2011 at 5:58 am Reply

    this looks gorgeous…and love the helping hand! too cute!

  58. Lizposted May 19, 2011 at 4:20 am Reply

    Oh, WOW! I’m anxiously waiting the Indiana strawberries to ripen…I think they need some sun…not rain!!! What a fabulous crumble…I have never made a cooked strawberry dessert, but after viewing your photos, I think this is the year! Beautiful, Sommer!

  59. Shelbyposted May 19, 2011 at 3:51 am Reply

    Looks delicious! I have been on a pistachio kick myself lately….but only with eating them. lol. :)

  60. Maris(In Good Taste)posted May 19, 2011 at 2:39 am Reply

    Loved reading the different definitions,Found that very interesting. This is a beautiful crumble and I will bookmark it!

  61. Valerieposted May 19, 2011 at 2:27 am Reply

    That look delicious! I made one a few days ago, it was really good, it was different to yours, i have to try it!

  62. [email protected] in disguiseposted May 19, 2011 at 2:08 am Reply

    That is one stunning crumble!
    I just might buy some strawberries on my way home to make this oveer the weekend..
    thabk you for sharing

  63. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted May 19, 2011 at 12:32 am Reply

    I’m a crisp or crumble kind of girl myself, I love the texture of the topping. I only wish I had your excess strawberry problem!

  64. Sookposted May 19, 2011 at 12:27 am Reply

    I LOVE STRAWBERRIES! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  65. Pierreposted May 19, 2011 at 1:59 am Reply

    Fresh vibrant red strawberries and earthy pistachio, two reasons why it’s nice to live on earth.
    That must have taste and smell soooo good!

  66. elle marieposted May 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm Reply

    OH darn gosh.. it’s all about the crumble, at least for me.. I’m a crust, crumble girl.. heck I’ll even skip an entire muffin and only eat the crumble on top… but now that you are talking pistachios.. heck I think I’d dive right in to the entire dish!

  67. Angie's Recipesposted May 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm Reply

    What a great crumble recipe! Beautiful pairing of pistachios and strawberries.

  68. kankanaposted May 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm Reply

    These days I am seeing one after another amazing strawberry recipes and you have given it back to back. This looks like a perfect lazy weekend breakfast to me :)

  69. Reese&[email protected]posted May 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm Reply

    What do you do with five gallons of leftover strawberries? Put them in a box and Fedex it to Mark&[email protected], Malaysia. We’ll trade you five gallons of fresh rambutan and nutmeg.

  70. kurinjiposted May 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Yum yum yummy dish!

  71. Nisrine M.posted May 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Cobblers are truly special desserts, so simple and delicious. This one is temptingly beautiful, Sommer!

  72. [email protected]posted May 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm Reply

    I love me some boozy desserts!! Especially when that dessert is made with strawberries!

    I also pick/buy too many strawberries at once…right now I have them separated between two fridges, one freezer, and a fruit bowl in my kitchen. :/

  73. Rivki Locker (Ordimary Blogger)posted May 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm Reply

    So funny! I do just the same thing! We pick WAY too many strawberries and can never find enough uses for them (although each of my kds could probably eat an entire flat in one sitting…if I let them). This recipe looks great. I’ve never paired strawberries with pistachios. Can’t wait to try!

  74. Cookin' Canuckposted May 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Strawberries and pistachios are a great pairing and this is the perfect dessert to welcome spring.

  75. Winnieposted May 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Yum! Looking forward to meeting you this weekend!

  76. Barbara | Creative Culinaryposted May 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm Reply

    Love this flavor combination and what beautiful photos. If it weren’t 9:15p and if I only had strawberries…I might be in the kitchen now.

  77. Belinda @zomppaposted May 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Oh happy strawberries!! I’d like to raid your fridge. That’s for the lingo clarification – all of them sound good!