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Old 10-10-2004, 11:20 PM   #11
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Because of it's water content, butter based crumbs don't have the same lightness/crumbliness of shortening based ones. Not that I'm advocating shortening, mind you. But if you want to go the extra mile, try clarified butter.

Cold butter, as Mudbug said, is very important. If the butter is too warm, the crumb will have a tendency to collapse/spread.

Also, one of my favorite crumb toppings is the streusel on Entenmanns crumb. They use crushed filberts in theirs. It adds a nice touch.
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Old 10-13-2004, 07:57 PM   #12
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Crumb topping for pies/cobblers

I use a pretty standard topping that I adapt for whatever I am making. At this time of year, we have a bounty of fresh apples, so I make this topping and refrigerate it...then a pie is no more than 15 minutes to put in the oven.
Recipe: 1/ 1 cup brown sugar
2/ 1 cup melted butter
3/ 1 cup of oatmeal
4/ cinnamon to taste (for apples)
then refrigerate until it starts to harden....take fork and "rake"
into crumbs.
Put into a sealed contasiner in the fridge and will keep for weeks(ya right!)
Then I also freeze pie dough already in the plate (like commercially) and a pie is no more than 15 minutes until it is the oven. :D
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:23 PM   #13
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pst1can am definitely going to try your refrigerator method too!
here's what I use...

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, crushed
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 oz. butter, cut into small cubes, softened

Combine ingredients in a bowl.
Mix with hands until mixture turns into "crumbles".
Use as a topping for cobblers, strudel, crumb pies and cakes.
Makes 2 cups

Good Luck!
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Old 10-14-2004, 10:49 AM   #14
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found this on FoodNetwork today - sounds good to me!
Think it would make a nice change from the oatmeal toppings.

Crunchy Macaroon Topping
Recipe courtesy Megan McDiarmid

2 1/2 cups crumbled coconut macaroons
3/4 cup whole pecans
1/4 cup light brown sugar
6 tablespoons cold sweet butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles a coarse meal.

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Re: Crumb topping for pies/cobblers

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I use a pretty standard topping that I adapt for whatever I am making. At this time of year, we have a bounty of fresh apples, so I make this topping and refrigerate it...then a pie is no more than 15 minutes to put in the oven.
Recipe: 1/ 1 cup brown sugar
2/ 1 cup melted butter
3/ 1 cup of oatmeal
4/ cinnamon to taste (for apples)
then refrigerate until it starts to harden....take fork and "rake"
into crumbs.
Put into a sealed contasiner in the fridge and will keep for weeks(ya right!)
Then I also freeze pie dough already in the plate (like commercially) and a pie is no more than 15 minutes until it is the oven. :D
I love the oatmeal added in with this crumb crust.. It just give it such a rich flavor.
I like the idea of adding nuts to it as well.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:17 PM   #16
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Crumb topping...

Thanks Gaart...I forgot the line that said nuts...I usually use pecans as I find walnuts not as yummy...thats just personal though. Pst :D
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pst... I am not that crazy about walnuts either, however. Pecans are to acid-y for me. They make my tongue hurt.

I can eat almonds all day...
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