Streusel Topping #1 for Crumb Apple Pie
From Epicurious. This streusel topping is lighter and has more of a sandy texture. Describing it as "sandy" makes it sound not good, but that could not be more untrue. It's delicious!
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes (Jane note: next time I'm going to try 8 tablespoons of butter just because I'm curious!)
  1. Combine all ingredients except butter in a large bowl. Add butter and blend together by hand with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles wet sand. Alternatively, add all ingredients to a food processor except butter. Blend together. Add butter a few tablespoons at a time, pulsing the food processor, until mixture resembles wet sand.
  2. Top on an apple pie before baking (see recipe above).
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at