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Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Topping

Updated October 06, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

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.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Halal, Kosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian

Taste and TextureButtery, Sweet

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Sprinkle topping over prepared pie, crisp or crumble according to recipe.

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