Streusel vs. Strudel

Do you know the difference between Streusel and Strudel? Just to settle the argument, here’s what the internet thinks:


A strudel is a type of pastry that originated in Central Europe and is most often associated with Austrian and German cuisine. The best known kinds are Apfelstrudel (with apple) and Topfenstrudel (with Topfen, also called Quark) (via Google searching for “define:streusel“)

STREUSEL: A crunchy topping used to cover pies, fruit crisps and coffeecakes. It has a high proportion of butter and sugar to flour and can contain any kind of chopped nut, oats and spices.

So there ya go.

8 thoughts on “Streusel vs. Strudel”

  1. How wonderful! We were JUST discussing (nice way at Christmastime to say arguing) this! Thanks for your PERFECT resolution and have a very happy holiday! Sue

  2. Thank you! I’ve been using the two terms interchangebly for ever without knowing. I just asked someone over theholiday if there was a difference and not one person knew. I’m glad you do and you’ve haad the foresight to share it . yeehah

  3. Thanks for answering a question my husband and I were discussing today as we looked at a new flavored coffee creamer called “Black Cherry Streusel” in the supermarket.

  4. “Black Cherry Streusel” creamer? Does it crunch?

    This is proof that food marketers rely on consumers for their ignorance.

  5. Yay! you’re the best. We were about to tear ourselves apart at our oktoberfest pitchin club over debating the difference between these two terms. can’t thank you enough. keep bloggin’!

  6. HAHA re: “Black Cherry Streusel” dosnt have to “crunch” fyi

    I think its reffering to flavour rather than texture.

    Maybe the ignorance is in the eye of the beholder?

  7. thanks! I am making strudels for my neighbors and I wanted to be sure to name it correctly. You confirmed my name!!

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