Crumb Topping

Shortcut your way to wonderful pies all summer by preparing the topping ahead and keeping it in the freezer. Or toast the topping on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes, and sprinkle over ice cream, frozen yogurt, or fresh fruit.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Crumb Topping

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup light-brown sugar, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and cinnamon.

  2. Cut 1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter into pieces. With your hands, work in butter pieces, until large clumps form. Divide mixture in half; freeze in plastic storage bags.

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