Crisp Topping Recipe

Crisp Topping Recipe
Staff Writer

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For a simple and delicious dessert that takes little time to prepare, Cara and Phoebe at Big Girls Small Kitchen like to top apple compote with this crisp topping. We like to make a triple batch of this topping and store it in the freezer so we can make a fruit crisp whenever you want. — Allison Beck


  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and walnuts. With your fingers, grind in the butter until the pieces of dough range from the size of peas to the size of walnuts. Spread on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant and crisp, about 15 minutes.

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