Oatmeal Crumb Topping for Pies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Especially good on apple or peach pies. My original recipe says it make enough for 2 8-inch pies but a lot of times I use the whole thing on one 10-inch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the butter.
  2. Cut butter into mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  3. Spread crumbs over prepared fruit mixture of your favorite fruit pie.
  4. Do NOT add top crust.
  5. Bake as directed in your fruit pie recipe.
  6. If crumbs become too dark while baking, cover loosely with foil, but remove foil the last few minutes of bakings so the topping will crisp.
  7. Note: when using this topping there is no need to dot the fruit with butter, if your recipe calls for that.
Most Helpful

Very good! I used this on top of my apple crisp. My family loves it. Thank you for the recipe.

YungB December 20, 2008

Very good recipe I made an applesauce pie which is good but not real attractive. I used this to make it look better and it made it really, really good.

barbara jewell March 11, 2008

I topped your Blue ribbon Apple Pie with this (all of it!!)- what a great combination! Thanks for posting this- I can't wait to try it on other fruit pies.

Leslie in Texas February 12, 2008