Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet combines the juiciest, fresh berries of the season with all the added flavor and enjoyment of firing up the barbecue grill. A golden, buttery crumble with a pinch of cinnamon tops these bubbling berries.
I am a serious fan of the backyard barbecue. Lounging on the patio with a glass of wine or iced sun-tea while the grill does it’s thing and the kids run around the backyard is my idea of heaven. If I can sit at my patio table while the whole meal cooks on the grill, that is even better yet.
One of my family’s favorite warm weather desserts is this Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet. The berries are at their flavorful best and I can fire up the grill and let this cook unattended while I prep the remainder of our meal without heating up the kitchen. When the Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet is finished cooking, I set it aside to cool and throw the Grilled Sweet Chipotle Pork Tenderloin or Sticky Asian Blood Orange Chicken on the grill. By time you are finished with your meal, the crisp is at the perfect warm stage that isn’t too hot to eat but is still is warm enough to melt your scoop of vanilla bean ice cream…Heaven!
How to make Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast iron Skillet
Cooking this crisp on the barbecue grill does not complicate an easy dessert. To prepare, stir blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, a smidgen of sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and lemon zest together in the bottom of a 10″ cast iron skillet.
The crisp is flour, sugar, room temperature butter, and salt cut into course crumbs, spread over the berries and then sprinkled with cinnamon.
Preheat your grill to a medium to medium low heat, or about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook your Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet with the lid closed on indirect heat for 45-60 minutes, or until the berries are bubbling at the edges and the crisp is a golden brown.
I love my Weber Kettle grill. For indirect heat, coals are lit on one side of the grill, and the Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet is on the opposite side with the cover closed. The top vent is partially closed. Grilling times will vary depending on temperature and grill type. Don’t overthink it. When you are bubbly and golden, your crisp is ready.
Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream.
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Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet
- 16 ounces fresh strawberries sliced
- 6 ounces fresh blackberries
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup room temperature butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Stir together berry filling ingredients in the bottom of a 10" cast iron skillet.
- Stir together flour, sugar, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
- Using a fork or a pastry cutter, cut butter into dry ingredients until you have coarse crumbs.
- Spread evenly over berry mixture.
- Sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
- Bake on indirect heat in a covered grill at a medium low heat, approximately 300 degrees, for 45 minutes or until the berries are bubbling at the edges and the crisp is golden brown.
- Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream.