Hate Making Pie Crust? Bake These Easy Fruit Crisp Recipes Instead

If making pie crust is your worst nightmare, just make the filling — whether it's apple, pear or pumpkin — and cap it off with a crisp or crumble topping.

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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.

Slow Cooker Apple Pear Crisp
Damn Delicious
Bourbon Cherry Crisp
Sally's Baking Addiction
Pumpkin Crisp
I Am Baker
Apple Crisp
Completely Delicious
Sweet Potato Cranberry Crisp
Completely Delicious
Buttery Cherry Berry Skillet Crisp
Half Baked Harvest
Cinnamon Apple Pear Crisp
Sally's Baking Addiction
Pear Walnut Crisp
Completely Delicious
Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
Orchids + Sweet Tea
Simple Oat and Pecan Blueberry Crisp
Pinch Of Yum
Crockpot Caramel Apple Crumble
How Sweet Eats
Pomegranate Pear Crumble Cups
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