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Best Toppings for Crumble: Elevate Your Dessert Game with These Delicious Options

We may be a little biased but we think crumble is the greatest dessert of all time.

There’s nothing better than taking a bite of a warm fruity crumble with a crunchy topping and creamy custard.

It’s heaven on a plate.

To make the ultimate crumble, you need the best toppings.

However, there are so many options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

We’ve put together a list of the best toppings for crumble.

1. Apple crumble topping with oats

I like to make a fairly classic apple crumble topping, which I think works well with most fruits.

It’s a simple mixture of flour, oats, sugars, and butter, with a little baking powder and salt for flavour.

I like the texture the oats give, and they also help to keep the topping from going too hard.

I often make a big batch of this and store it in the fridge, ready to use whenever I need it.

I like to use it as a topping for fruit, but it’s also great as a base for a crumble, or as a topping for porridge or yogurt.

It’s a quick and easy way to add a bit of flavour and texture to your desserts.

2. Pear crumble topping with ginger and cinnamon

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3. Blueberry crumble topping with almonds

The blueberries and almonds give the topping a nice crunch and texture and the coconut sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness.

I like to make this recipe with fresh or frozen blueberries, depending on what I have on hand.

The process is the same for either type of berry.

For fresh blueberries, simply wash and pat dry.

Thaw frozen berries in the microwave or on the stovetop.

This recipe makes enough to top one 9-inch pie.

You can also use it to make smaller pies, or even to top individual servings of ice cream or other desserts.

I like to make a double batch and keep the extra in the freezer for future use.

4. Raspberry and white chocolate crumble topping

For the topping, mix the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl.

Add the butter and rub it in with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Stir in the raspberries and white chocolate, then pour over the cake mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted into the middle comes out clean, with no wet cake batter clinging to it.

Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then cut into slices and serve warm with cream or a scoop of ice cream.

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The combination of tangy raspberries, sweet white chocolate, and crunchy crumble topping is simply divine.

5. Rhubarb and ginger crumble topping

The star of a crumble is undoubtedly the topping.

This recipe combines the sweet, tart flavour of early summer rhubarb with the warm, spicy notes of ginger.

For the best results, cut the rhubarb into small pieces and gently fold it into the ginger-flavoured crumble topping just before baking.

The buttery crumble topping is packed with juicy fruit and is perfect for anyone looking for a fruity, filling dessert.

The rhubarb and ginger topping can be served as it is or with a dollop of cream or ice cream for an extra-indulgent treat.


Having trouble finding the perfect topping for your crumble? Look no further! We’ve rounded up some of the best toppings for your crumble, whether you’re making an apple, pear, or blueberry crumble.

1. Apple crumble topping with oats: For a classic apple crumble, you can’t go wrong with this simple and satisfying topping recipe.

It’s got all the flavors of a traditional apple crumble, plus the added texture of oats.

2. Pear crumble topping with ginger and cinnamon: Looking for a more festive flavor? Try this ginger and cinnamon-infused pear crumble topping.

It’s got all the spicy flavors of the season, plus the sweetness of pear.


Emily W.

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