I enjoy making the occasional home made pie, but I have never felt like mastering the flaky, buttery, seems-very-time-intensive two part crust. So, I use a press-in crust instead, and when I "top" my pie I like to use an easy crumble topping.

This topping is my take on a crumble topping, based on the recipe found here.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

>   3/4 cup flour
>   1/3 cup packed brown sugar
>   3 tablespoon granulated sugar
>   a pinch of salt (~ 1/8 teaspoon)
>   1 teaspoon cinnamon
>   1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
>   6 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

The original recipe says this can be done in a bowl, with your hands. If you have a food processor, though, that works beautifully.

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