My mother always sprinkled on this wonderful crumb topping to dress up her two-crust fruit pies. The topping not only looks pretty, it provides a crisp contrast to the soft fruit filling. I used it to top pies for my daughter's wedding reception.
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- Dash ground cinnamon, optional
- In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over fruit pies. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Yield: 1 cup (topping for 2 pies).
Originally published as Fruit Pie Crumb Topping in Down the Aisle Country-Style 2000, p44
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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015
"I found it best to use melted butter vs. cold butter. It crumbs up better for the topping. Thx T."
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011
"Very easy to make. I used it all on one 9" pie. Would definitely make again."