Diabetic-friendly recipe: mixed berry and pistachio crumble

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Easy mixed berry and pistachio crumble

Published June 2023 | 2 min read
Words by Jessie Inchauspé

This warming and delicious berry and nut crumble recipe is a simple and healthy winter dessert that won’t spike your glucose levels.

Juicy berries with a nutty topping are a match made in heaven. Any frozen berries will work in this recipe, and you can swap the pistachios for hazelnuts or almonds. 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 50g plain flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g shelled pistachios
  • 350g frozen mixed berries
  • Crème fraîche or Greek yoghurt, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place the flour, 100g of the sugar and all the butter in a food processor and blitz until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the pistachios and blitz again until the nuts are roughly chopped and the crumble mixture has a light green hue.
  3. Tip the berries into a medium-sized round or square baking dish (you want a snug fit) and toss them with the remaining 50g of sugar.
  4. Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the berries are bubbling and the crumble is golden and crispy. Serve with crème fraîche or Greek yoghurt, if you like.

This is an edited extract from The Glucose Goddess Method by Jessie Inchauspé, published by Penguin Random House, photography by Smith & Gilmour.

Nuts: a boost of healthy fats

Sprinkling nuts into your crumble topping enhances the flavour and adds a boost of extra nutrients. Nuts are great sources of protein, healthy fats and fibre and help protect from heart disease. Research also shows that, despite nuts being kilojoule dense, they’re associated with less weight gain and a lower risk of obesity.

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