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40 Streusel-Topped Desserts

Sweet, crunchy and crumbly, a streusel topping makes a great dessert even better.

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Cardamom Cheesecake BarsTaste of Home

Cardamom Cheesecake Bars

Fans of cheesecake will love these bite-size desserts. Crunchy and smooth, they’re perfect for the holidays—or any other time for that matter! —Judi Oudekerk, Buffalo, Minnesota

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Mom's Peach PieTaste of Home

Mom's Peach Pie

A delightful summertime pie, this dessert is overflowing with fresh peach flavor. Each sweet slice is packed with old-fashioned appeal. The streusel topping makes this pie a little different than the ordinary and adds homemade flair. —Sally Holbrook, Pasadena, California

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Graham Streusel Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

I use this sweet coffee cake recipe often. It's quick and easy to make. —Blanche Whytsell, Arnoldsburg, West Virginia

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Tillie's Ginger Crumb CakeTaste of Home

Tillie's Ginger Crumb Cake

This recipe goes back at least as far as my grandmother, who was born in the early 1900s. Our sons and I enjoy eating it in a bowl with milk poured on it—much to the dismay of my husband, who prefers it plain! —Kathy Nienow Clark, Byron, Michigan

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Plum Good CrispTaste of Home

Plum Good Crisp

This is a great crisp that goes well with any meal, but you can also serve it as a breakfast treat or snack. When it’s warm, it can’t be beat! —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

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Cherry-Almond Streusel TartTaste of Home

Cherry-Almond Streusel Tart

Brimming with fresh cherries and topped with a crunchy streusel, this tempting tart is a great way to end dinner on a sweet note. It's elegant, tastes delicious, and is so easy to make. —Marion Lee, Mount Hope, Ontario

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Blueberry KuchenTaste of Home

Blueberry Kuchen

In the summer, we can get beautiful, plump blueberries, which I use in this easy-to-make coffee cake. I like to freeze extra blueberries so I have them available anytime I want this treat. —Anne Krueger, Richmond, British Columbia

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Dutch Cranberry-Apple PieTaste of Home

Dutch Cranberry-Apple Pie

Fresh cranberries bring tongue-tingling tartness and festive Christmas color to classic apple pie. With orange peel, spices and a crumb topping, this is a warm and wintry favorite. —Jerri Gradert, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Apricot & White Chocolate Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Apricot & White Chocolate Coffee Cake

Here’s a luscious make-and-take recipe for those holiday brunches you’re invited to. It couldn’t be simpler or quicker to prepare, and you can vary the preserves to any flavor you have on hand. —Holly Bauer, West Bend, Wisconsin

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Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut StreuselTaste of Home

Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel

Because my husband loves pumpkin pie, I've looked high and low for that "perfect" recipe. But as soon as he tasted this tart, he told me to stop searching, declaring this the best he's ever tried! —Brenda Ryan, Marshall, Missouri

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Blackberry CrispTaste of Home

Blackberry Crisp

I adapted this comforting dessert from a recipe my mother-in-law gave to me. Hers fed a family with nine growing kids who were never full, so there was never any left. When I make my downsized version, there are never any leftovers either! —Marliss Lee, Independence, Missouri

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Dutch Apple Pie TartletsTaste of Home

Dutch Apple Pie Tartlets

These adorable mini apple pie pastries make a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. The recipe calls for convenient frozen phyllo shells, so they're surprisingly easy to prepare. The lemon curd filling adds a unique flavor twist. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

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Macaroon Cherry PieTaste of Home

Macaroon Cherry Pie

I use homegrown cherries in this bountiful pie with its unique crunchy coconut topping. But I've found that purchased tart cherries yield a dessert that's nearly as delicious. I always bake this pie around Presidents Day or Valentine's Day, but it's popular with my family in any season. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

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Caramel Apple-Pear CrispTaste of Home

Caramel Apple-Pear Crisp

This crisp is packed with a combination of healthy pears and apples, and just the right amount of tasty walnuts in the topping. You'll love it! —Amanda Pettit, Logan, Ohio

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Apple Pear Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Apple Pear Coffee Cake

A friend gave me this apple pear coffee cake recipe to make for a breakfast I was hosting. The pan was empty before the breakfast was over! It's one of my most-requested recipes, probably because it's a bit different. —Joanne Hoschette, Paxton, Massachusetts

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Ginger Pumpkin Pie with StreuselTaste of Home

Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Streusel

Want to dress up ordinary pumpkin pie for the holidays? Give it a buttery, sugary streusel topping of gingersnaps and pecans. —Karen Moore, Jacksonville, Florida

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Rhubarb CrispTaste of Home

Rhubarb Crisp

I found this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe on a box of Quaker Oats about 20 years ago. It's quick and easier to make than pie. It's versatile, too, because you can add strawberries in spring or apples in fall. I usually pop it into the oven shortly before we sit down to eat so it's still warm for dessert! —C.E. Adams, Charlestown, New Hampshire

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Apple Brandy CheesecakeTaste of Home

Apple Brandy Cheesecake

If you like apple pie, you will also enjoy this cheesecake. Bits of apple are scattered throughout the filling and a cinnamon-brown sugar streusel is a delightful topping to this impressive dessert. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

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Apple Caramel Cheesecake BarsTaste of Home

Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist a “taste test” before a party, just arrange each apple bar on a serving platter and no one will know a piece is missing from the pan! —Katherine White, Henderson, Nevada

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Summer Harvest TartTaste of Home

Summer Harvest Tart

One of my favorite bakeries makes this scrumptious tart that uses fall and summer fruit, so I created my own version. I like to serve it warm with whipped cream or ice cream and with a cup of coffee on a cool autumn night. —Sarah Knoblock, Hyde Park, Indiana

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Delicious Ice Cream DessertTaste of Home

Delicious Ice Cream Dessert

We appreciate a cool, creamy dessert like this in summer. It stays fresh in the freezer for one week. Top with the fudgy sauce before serving. —Mrs. Earl Brewer, Jackson, Mississippi

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Plum & Hazelnut PieTaste of Home

Plum & Hazelnut Pie

My mom taught me about Italian prune plums and pie. I sprinkle the crust with ground hazelnuts for luscious flavor and to keep it from getting soggy. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Apple Streusel BarsTaste of Home

Apple Streusel Bars

I made these delicious bars for a friend’s birthday once and now he requests them every year! They have a tasty tartness with a cinnamony kick. Be sure to chop the apples into small cubes—if the apple pieces are too big, the bars will fall apart. —Danielle Millwer, Tonawanda, New York

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Milk CakeTaste of Home

Milk Cake

This is a simple recipe—and especially easy in a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. The result is a deliciously light, airy cake. —Suzanne Coelman, Rabun Gap, Georgia

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Maple Nut Banana BreadTaste of Home

Maple Nut Banana Bread

Banana bread rises to a whole new level when you add maple syrup, sour cream, pecans and a cinnamon-spiced streusel. It’s a comforting, home-style treat for breakfast or any time of day. —David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California

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Caramel Apple Pie with Streusel ToppingTaste of Home

Caramel Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

I developed this recipe through the years to get it exactly where we want it. I've entered several pie contests with it and placed first each time—one bite and you'll know why this pie's a winner! —Laurel Dalzell, Manteca, California

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Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel BarsTaste of Home

Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

With an oh-so-chocolaty crust, a crispy, crunchy topping and soft cream cheese filling, these delectable bars are over-the-top indulgent. —Janet Coops, Duarte, California

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Maine Blueberry Pie with Crumb ToppingTaste of Home

Maine Blueberry Pie with Crumb Topping

I make this delicious, fruity pie with small Maine berries, but any variety can be used. Instead of the thyme and lemon peel, I prefer to use fresh lemon-thyme. The shortbread topping adds crunch and sweetness. —Jessie Grearson, Falmouth, Maine

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Streusel-Topped Cherry Almond GaletteTaste of Home

Streusel-Topped Cherry Almond Galette

Inspired by favorite French desserts, this ruby-red galette is a rustic yet elegant tart everyone will love. The edges of the pastry are folded over the cherry filling before baking. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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Cran-Apple Pecan CrispTaste of Home

Cran-Apple Pecan Crisp

Even folks who claim not to like cranberries rave about this dish. I cherish the recipe from my mother, who inspired my love of cooking. —Debbie Daly, Florence, Kentucky

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Raspberry Crumble Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Raspberry Crumble Coffee Cake

Don’t be intimidated by the recipe directions for this coffee cake—it really isn’t difficult to make. Try it sometime as a nice brunch item. Don’t limit it to that, though…it’s also a delicious dessert. —Shirley Boyken, Mesa, Arizona

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Streusel-Topped Lemon TartTaste of Home

Streusel-Topped Lemon Tart

A sweet streusel topping pairs well with citrusy slices of this tart. It's a spectacular spin on basic lemon bars and appears on my menus for both family and company. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

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Nutty Apple Streusel DessertTaste of Home

Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

Many people don't think of using a slow cooker to make dessert, but I like having this hot, scrumptious apple treat waiting to be served when we finish up our dinner. I start it in the morning and don't think about it all day. —Jacki Every, Rotterdam, New York

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Triple Pear PieTaste of Home

Triple Pear Pie

One year, I won a giveaway and received three different kinds of pears. After sharing a few with family, I decided to use the rest to prepare a pie for our dessert at Easter that year. Put this together with some vanilla ice cream and it's the perfect pairing! —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Orange Sweet Potato Pie with Ginger StreuselTaste of Home

Orange Sweet Potato Pie with Ginger Streusel

Flecks of orange zest add a pleasant texture and zip to this classic sweet potato pie. Cook and mash the potatoes a day ahead to save time on pie-making day. —Lindsey Cook, Dallas, Texas

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Cranberry Crumble Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Cranberry Crumble Coffee Cake

People are delighted to find the ruby cranberry sauce swirled inside this tempting coffee cake. With the crumble topping, moist cake and tangy filling, it won't last long! —Jeani Robinson, Weirton, West Virginia

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Apple Crisp PizzaTaste of Home

Apple Crisp Pizza

While visiting a Wisconsin orchard, I tried a tempting apple crisp pie. At home, I put together this apple pizza. As it bakes, the enticing aroma fills my kitchen, and friends and family linger waiting for a sample. —Nancy Preussner, Delhi, Iowa

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Carrot CheesecakeTaste of Home

Carrot Cheesecake

My family loves this creamy make-ahead dessert. Unlike traditional cheesecake, I sprinkle a streusel topping over the filling. It needs to be refrigerated overnight and is well worth the wait. —Misty Wellman, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Apple Pear Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Apple Pear Coffee Cake

A friend gave me this apple pear coffee cake recipe to make for a breakfast I was hosting. The pan was empty before the breakfast was over! It's one of my most-requested recipes, probably because it's a bit different. —Joanne Hoschette, Paxton, Massachusetts

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Streusel-Topped Apple CheesecakeTaste of Home

Streusel-Topped Apple Cheesecake

I love cheesecake & apple pie so I thought this would be a great combination! It has everything that makes an apple pie delicious - apples, cinnamon, and a nice crumble topping plus the creamy-ness of a cheesecake!

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