Peach Streusel Pie

Streusel comes from the German word for sprinkle. In baking, it refers to a crunchy sweet topping that is sprinkled over pies, coffee cakes, and muffins.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 1⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup packed all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter (1⁄2 stick), cubed and chilled
  • 1⁄3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches), unbaked


  • Heat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a medium bowl, blend 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar and the flour. Using your fingers, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the pecans and mix well. Chill for 30 minutes before using.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining cup of brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and peaches. Turn gently to coat. Tip peach mixture into the pie shell and sprinkle evenly with streusel mixture.
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the pie is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving.