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Feb 19, 2013 09:09 PM

I have a stale oatmeal square that I want to recycle as a topping for apple crisp (crumble)

It has all the same ingredients. I've broken it down to a crumbly texture. Should I moisten it first? Butter? Apple sauce or just dot some on the apples under it? Any ideas?

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  1. why? stale is stale. but…if you really want to use it, rub it with butter and nuts if you have them, then crumble it over your sweetened apples. bake.

    1. I like the idea of moistening the crumbs with butter. Maybe add some powdered ginger and/or cinnamon to perk up the flavor. You might need to cover the crisp for part of the baking time so that the topping doesn't burn before the apples are cooked through.

      1. I would mix it into a small amount of regular crumble mix made with butter, flour and sugar in with the crumbled oat square. You could also soak some raisins or currants in hot water (or a liqueur of your choice) and mix them in with the apples once they've plumped up, top with the crumble and bake.