Streusel Topping Recipe

Whether you're looking to upgrade a pumpkin pie or take your favorite coffe cake to the next level, there's nothing like a streusel topping to add a top layer full of fall flavor. This simple six-ingredient mixture is sure to spruce up a Thanksgiving pie or batch of breakfast muffins. Sprinkle this classic streusel topping recipe on quick bread, coffee cake, muffins, and more to elevate your go-to baked goods this season.

Streusel Topping on Muffins
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 cup


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt


  1. Stir together flour, pecans, melted butter, sugar, apple pie spice, and salt. Let stand 30 minutes or until firm. Crumble into small pieces.

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