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Hate Making Pie Crust? Make These Fruit Crisp Recipes Instead

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Look, making pie crust can be therapeutic and rewarding, and many bakers find comfort in the ritual of cutting cold butter into flour, gently working it into a ball and rolling it into a perfect disk. But for everyone else, making a pie crust from scratch can be a true nightmare.

If you love the flavors of pie but dread struggling with pie dough that breaks, shrinks and crumbles, fruit crisp is your new best friend. It’s essentially a great big pan full of your favorite pie filling, topped with a somewhat foolproof topping and completely void of pie crust. It’s delicious served warm or cold, and it’s especially good topped with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.

Pro tip: Make your crisp topping in advance and store it in an airtight storage bag in the freezer. When you need to make a dessert in a hurry, you’ll be ready.

Check out some of our favorite crisps below, from apple to pear and even pumpkin ― they’re all perfect for Thanksgiving.

1
Slow Cooker Apple Pear Crisp
Damn Delicious
2
Bourbon Cherry Crisp
Sally’s Baking Addiction
3
Pumpkin Crisp
I Am Baker
4
Apple Crisp
Completely Delicious
5
Sweet Potato Cranberry Crisp
Completely Delicious
6
Buttery Cherry Berry Skillet Crisp
Half Baked Harvest
7
Cinnamon Apple Pear Crisp
Sally’s Baking Addiction
8
Pear Walnut Crisp
Completely Delicious
9
Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
Orchids + Sweet Tea
10
Simple Oat and Pecan Blueberry Crisp
Pinch Of Yum
11
Crockpot Caramel Apple Crumble
How Sweet Eats
12
Pomegranate Pear Crumble Cups
How Sweet Eats

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