Oatmeal Crumb Topping for Pies

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

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.

Top Review by Skylinesuzy

Simple and superb. Used my hands instead of. Pastry cutter and it worked just fine. One less thing to wash....

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.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a