Fruit Pie Crumb Topping
My mother always sprinkled on this wonderful crumb topping to dress up her two-crust fruit pies. The crumble 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.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 5 min.
Makes1 cup (topping for 2 pies)
- 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.
Tip: Prepare and refrigerate up to 2 days before baking pies.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 69 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Fruit Pie Crumb Topping in Down the Aisle Country-Style
Sep 23, 2015
I found it best to use melted butter vs. cold butter. It crumbs up better for the topping. Thx T.
Mar 30, 2011
Very easy to make. I used it all on one 9" pie. Would definitely make again.