Delicious cross between a crisp and a crumb cake. Saskatoon berries (or blueberries) and cream cheese flavours go so well together. Cake will be a little crumbly to eat, but it is very, very delicious!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crumb Layer:
Berry Layer:
Cream Cheese Layer:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

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  • Whisk brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups flour, oats, and cinnamon together in a bowl; gradually stir in oil until mixture is crumbly. Press half the crumb mixture into the prepared pan; set remaining crumbs aside for topping.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven and cool slightly, leaving oven on.

  • Place serviceberries and water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes; stir in lemon juice. Whisk white sugar and 2 tablespoons flour together in a small bowl; stir sugar mixture into berries and cook until the mixture begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes; pour berry filling over crumb crust.

  • Sprinkle cream cheese pieces evenly over berry filling. Spread remaining crumb mixture over cream cheese layer and press gently with a potato masher.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crumb topping is golden and filling is bubbly, about 40 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Saskatoon berries may be called serviceberries in some markets.

Nutrition Facts

311.8 calories; 2.9 g protein; 49.8 g carbohydrates; 7.8 mg cholesterol; 27.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2015
I picked Saskatoon berries (service berries) fresh two days ago and today made this fabulous crumble cake. I made it exact to the recipe including the sugar as these berries are not naturally that sweet on their own. I used fresh squeezed lemon which adds brightness tartness and enhances the Berry flavour! It turned out incredibly well and was simple to make. Thank you for the recipe it was a huge hit and definitely a keeper!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2015
We followed this recipe as directed and found it extremely sweet (mostly from the base). While I likes the idea of the cream cheese the flavour of it did not stand out. I don't think I would make this recipe again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2015
I picked Saskatoon berries (service berries) fresh two days ago and today made this fabulous crumble cake. I made it exact to the recipe including the sugar as these berries are not naturally that sweet on their own. I used fresh squeezed lemon which adds brightness tartness and enhances the Berry flavour! It turned out incredibly well and was simple to make. Thank you for the recipe it was a huge hit and definitely a keeper!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2015
I picked Saskatoon berries (service berries) fresh two days ago and today made this fabulous crumble cake. I made it exact to the recipe including the sugar as these berries are not naturally that sweet on their own. I used fresh squeezed lemon which adds brightness tartness and enhances the Berry flavour! It turned out incredibly well and was simple to make. Thank you for the recipe it was a huge hit and definitely a keeper!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2015
Loved this recipe! It came out delicious. I used bag of frozen mixed berries instead and cut down on sugar (for crumb layer used 1 cup and for berry layer about 1/2 cup brown sugar in both cases). It came out plenty sweet. Next time will try without cream cheese because the cake goes nicely with vanilla frozen yogurt. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2015
This was my first time using Saskatoon berries. As I had never tried these berries before I made a couple of individual ones with the mixtures. One I added the cream cheese and the other I used goat cheese instead. Liked both but preferred the goat cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2014
Its a good recipe a little more work than most crisps. I've also used it with cherries using less sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2016
Made exactly to recipe. Very good however quite sweet. Next time will cut back on the sugar in the crumb layer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2018
Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2015
We followed this recipe as directed and found it extremely sweet (mostly from the base). While I likes the idea of the cream cheese the flavour of it did not stand out. I don't think I would make this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2019
Great recipe!!I changed it and made it gluten free. I used cup for cup Gf flour and GF oats and butter for the oil. I will be making this to take to a BBQ in a Gluten Free household. Read More