I am no longer afraid to make crusts but I still have the problem with the crumbles. The crumbles held my caramel pumpkin filling beautifully. The flavors melded to share with the eater, quite a positive experience. Smooth and creamy was the two words that described mine. These were surrounded by little pieces of the crust which got quite dark on one side where my oven gets hot. I forgot to turn it.
This is a winner. The recipe is found in Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking from My Home to Yours." You can also find it on Janelle's blog. I recommend, everyone having this book, in their homes. Each time, I want to make something, I pull it out and there I find exactly, what I was thinking of. Thanks Dorie.