How do I get my crumble crunchy?

Chef's answer
Chopped and toasted pecans, almonds or hazelnuts make a lovely addition to a traditional crumble, for taste as well as an extra-crunchy texture. Sprinkle flaked almonds or other nuts of your choice over this gooey toffee apple crumble for an irresistable caramelised topping.Apr 26, 2021
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Sugar attracts the moisture in the recipe, drawing it away from the flour and preventing the formation of gluten. ... However if too much sugar is present, the cake is so tenderised that gluten is unable to maintain the volume of the cake and it begins to crumble when cut.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples into thin slices (approximately 1/8 inch). ...
  • Layer apple slices in pie shell (it will be really full) and pour any leftover juice over the apples. ...
  • Bake at 450 for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 45-55 minutes. ...
  • Serve warm or room temperature.
  • Dec 17, 2017
    The difference between a Dutch Apple Pie (aka Apple Crumble Pie) and a traditional Apple Pie is the streusel topping that bakes up into crunchy, sweet deliciousness and is, in my opinion, easier to make than a pastry top. ... A perfect dessert for Thanksgiving and other special occasions!Sep 18, 2018
    You don't use the right amount of butter: Not enough butter, and your topping will be a dry, floury mess. ... But if you feel your topping is still too dry and crumbly, (even for a crumble,) add a bit more melted butter, a tablespoon at a time.
    Cobbler: A cobbler is a deep-dish baked fruit dessert with a thick dropped-biscuit or pie dough topping. ... Crumble: Similar to a crisp, a crumble is a baked fruit dessert with a layer of topping. A crumble topping rarely includes oats or nuts, and is instead usually a streusel-like combination of flour, sugar and butter.Jul 6, 2015
    I lay my topping out on a baking tray and toast it in a fairly hot oven. Then put it on the crumble fruit at the last moment and straight back in the oven. That way it doesn't get soggy.Oct 19, 2017
    If you are making the crumble in advance, cover it with cling film and allow to cool to room temperature before placing in the fridge. When ready to cook, place the crumble in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
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