Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Topping
Published by Robert Rose
Editor's Note: Cinnamon is a great way to top off any dessert recipes, and this Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Topping is no exception. With just a few ingredients, you'll have a delicious, buttery cinnamon topping that's the perfect finishing touch for a classic coffee cake recipe. You can use this for a multitude of dessert ideas - from ice cream to pie to apple crisp, cinnamon and sugar is a winning combination. Not to mention the fact that cinnamon has a multitude of health benefits, so you could say you're doing yourself a favor!
This is a great crumb topping, rich with the flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar. It also happens to be lower in fat than most toppings, but don’t tell anyone — they’d never know by the buttery taste.
Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Halal, Kosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian
Taste and TextureButtery, Sweet
- ¾ cup (175 mL) all purpose flour
- ½ cup (125 mL) packed light brown sugar
- ½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup (50 mL) butter or margarine, melted
In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add butter, stirring until incorporated. Using your fingertips, finish working butter into flour mixture, squeezing until a nice crumbly mixture forms.
Sprinkle topping over prepared pie, crisp or crumble according to recipe.
2008 Julie Hasson