Crumb Topping Crisis


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Good Afternoon!

I am attempting to make a crumb topping for pies and continue to run into the issue of the crumb topping not staying dry after the baking process. I have cut down the amount of margarine used in the recipe with no luck. Immediately after baking, the crumb topping is crunchy and beautiful. Within approx. 6 hours, the crumb topping trades its dry, crunchy texture in for a mushy, unappealing mess that just sits on top. Is there something I am doing wrong with the crumb topping recipe or any tips on helping the crumb topping to maintain its crunchy-ness?

Thank you!

Recipe posted for reference:
Tops approx. 3-4 pies

1 C Flour
3/4 C Brown Sugar
3/4 C Oatmeal
1 Stick Margarine

In large mixer, mix flour and brown sugar together. Add oatmeal and lightly mix in. While mixer is running, pour melted margarine in and mix well. Store in airtight container.
 
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