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Streusel Topping

5 mins

1 cup

What you are creating

Delicious on pies, tarts, muffins and much more!


Toast the pecan in a single layer for about 7 minutes. When cooled, chop into small pieces. In a small bowl, combine the flour with the sugar and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is coarse crumbs. Add the chopped nuts and oats. Ball the streusel into dime-sized clumps. Chill in freezer for 20 minutes.

You can add this to quick fruit bakes, pies and galettes. See the Pear Apple Galette recipe for application.

What is Streusel topping?

Streusel topping is basically a sweet and buttery crumb topping that is often added over muffins, cakes, and pies before they are put into the oven.

What is the difference between streusel and crumble topping?

Essentially streusel and crumb topping are the same thing. They are both made with a mixture of flour, butter, and sugar. And both are used to add another layer of flavor and texture to baked goods.

What's the difference between apple crumble and streusel?

A crumble is just a crisp without oats in the streusel. It may feature nuts, but the streusel topping is usually a simple combination of butter, flour, and sugar that is more clumpy than that of a crisp.

  • 1⁄4 cup pecans

  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1⁄8 cup brown sugar

  • 1⁄4 cup rolled oats

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces

See the Pear Apple Galette recipe for application.

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