All Purpose Crumb Topping
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
An all purpose crumb topping
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar,packed
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Table Salt
  • 1 stick Butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped (optional)
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add the butter.
  3. With your hands, squish the butter into the flour/sugar mixture until it comes together.
  4. You will know it is thoroughly mixed when the mixture stays together when squeezed in your hands.
  5. Mix in the nuts if using.
  6. To add to your dish, Squeeze in your hands and then crumble on-top of your item.
  7. If baking something that takes longer than 30 minutes, after 30 minutes has elapsed, gently cover with foil to prevent over browning.
Makes enough to cover a 9 x 13 pan.
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at