Apple Pie Crumb Topping



=== NOTES:

One-crust apple-crumb pie:  The pie can also be frozen and then baked, right from the freezer, at 360 for 90 minutes. The pies will keep a very long time in the freezer and not be worse for wear.


For home-made pie crusts with the convenience of ready-made, make a bunch of crusts when the mood grabs you, and put them in the freezer in a big plastic bag. 



=== Topping:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

Combine flour and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Cut butter into this mixture until crumbs the size of small peas form. Cover pie with topping; use your hands to pat it on snugly and completely cover apples. Bake until deep golden brown, about 45 to 55 minutes.



=== Crumb Topping

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter

For the crumb topping, place the flour, cinnamon, and sugar in a large bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture has the texture of coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of the apples.



=== version two

In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup flour and brown sugar. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over apple filling. Cover top loosely with aluminum foil.



=== version one

1 cup sifted flour

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup soft butter

Combine flour, brown sugar, salt, and butter; blend until crumbly then set aside.