Crumb Top

  • Yield: 1 servings


1/2cup all-purpose flour
1/3cup firmly packed brown sugar
3tablespoons granulated sugar
1teaspoon salt
1tablespoon cinnamon
1/2cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4cup rolled oats


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and mix well.
  2. Add the butter to the flour mixture, and mix thoroughly with a pastry blender, a fork, or your fingers until the texture is like small peas.
  3. Add the rolled oats, and mix to create a crumbly consistency.
  4. Sprinkle the crumb topping over a pie before baking.

Reprinted with permission from Dani Cone’s Cutie Pies (Andrew McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2011).