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Crumb Topping

Recipe photo courtesy of Clive Streeter

Prep now and enjoy wonderful pies all summer by making this topping ahead and keeping it in the freezer.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003
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Cook's Notes

You can also toast this topping on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes, and sprinkle over ice cream or fresh fruit.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • iouiou2
    31 MAR, 2018
    This was simple and a perfect way to finish off my banana bread. I did cheat and used my Kitchen Aid mixer to blend it, then I made the crumbs by squeezing the mix back together. I popped the topping in the freezer while my oven was preheating and it was perfect! I Did increase the cinnamon to a tsp (since it was topping banana bread) and we love cinnamon...perfect recipe! Thanks, Cindy (Nutley, NJ)
  • msabrun
    7 AUG, 2017
    This came out so well, so easily. Which is a rare combination for me! This will be my go-to top crust substitute from now on.
  • Galey
    28 JUL, 2012
    Jenny Lee - a stick of butter is always a 1/2 cup. Happy Baking!
  • Jenny Lee
    6 JUL, 2012
    The "1 1/2 sticks of butter" ingredient note is unclear--how big are the sticks supposed to be? Another unit of measurement would be great--thanks!
  • Regan
    17 JUL, 2008
    Try refrigerating or freezing them before baking.
  • strufladiva
    15 JUL, 2008
    When I make my crumbs, they don't stay round and firm (like store bought crumb cake) what can I do to give an acceptable presentation?

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