Crumb Topping

Crumb-topped pies and crisps are my favorites. Dutch Apple Pie (topped with crumbs) just cannot be beat! So many of my favorite desserts use a crumb topping. Try this one, it’s my favorite.


What you need:

ingredients for crumb topping


  • 5 T. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2-1 c. chopped nuts, optional


  • microwave-safe bowl
  • spoon
  • measuring cups and spoons

Time: 5 minutes prep, plus baking time according to recipe

Freezeable: Yes.

Serves: This will top a 9″ pie or an 8″x8″ crisp.

Multiplying the recipe: This is easily doubled, just be sure your bowl is large enough!

Crumb Topping:

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined and crumbly. Sprinkle over a fruit pie or crisp before baking.

apple crisp

apple crisp

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