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Brown Sugar Streusel Pie
Brown Sugar Streusel Pie Eileen Goltz | Dairy
2 hours 1 hour, 15 minutes
45 minutes
10 to 12 servings

This recipe is by Danielle Nettuno of Titusville, Florida, won the 2008 Junior Chef Division Best of Show in the American Pie Council-Crisco National Pie Championships.

  • Crust:
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons water
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon sugar

    Bottom layer:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/6 cup brown and white sugar mixed
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ egg

    Top Layer:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ eggs

    Crumb Topping:
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  1. Crust: Combine flour, salt and cinnamon sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in shortening until it looks like crumbs. Add in the water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until dough is flaky. Roll out on a floured counter and place in a 13x9-inch pie pan. Fork the pie crust.

    Bottom layer:
  2. In another bowl, cream the cream cheese with the sugars, and then add the salt, vanilla and maple syrup. When this is combined, add the egg. Mix until blended. Spread it out evenly on the bottom of the pie crust. Place it in the refrigerator and chill when making the next two layers.

    Top Layer:
  3. Melt butter and brown sugar together in a medium saucepan until blended. Let it come to a boil, stirring constantly. Let the mixture cook an additional 2 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine cream, vanilla and eggs. Once the butter and sugar are ready, slowly combine the two. Let cool.

    Crumb Topping:
  5. Combine brown sugar, flour and oats in another bowl. Cut in shortening. Add walnuts, salt and cinnamon.

  6. Slowly pour the brown sugar layer on top of the cream cheese layer (it is okay if it combines). Evenly distribute the crumb topping on the pie.
  7. Place in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes, checking frequently after 20 minutes.
  8. Take out and let cool, then refrigerate.