This streusel is good for baking on top of pies or coffee cakes, providing sweetness and crunch. It is the topping for Flag-Raising Apple Pie
Working the streusel with your fingertips gives the best consistency.
Streusel keeps and freezes beautifully. Use the amount needed and keep the remaining portion in a container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Dietary Considerationhalal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Taste and Texturebuttery, sweet
- ½ cup (100 grams) light brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (140 grams) unsifted all purpose flour
- 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
Combine the sugars in a small bowl with your fingertips, breaking up any lumps. Add the flour and mix to combine.
Cut the butter into 8 pieces and scatter them over surface. Work the butter in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Storing the Streusel: Refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.
2003, 1992, 1985 Flo Braker