Serious Eats: Recipes
Apple Cranberry Crisp with Pecan Topping
Can a Thanksgiving dessert be made entirely from scratch, but also be easy? I find making pie crusts to be a real challenge, and while there are some good store-bought options, another solution is to avoid pies altogether. This year I'm planning to make something that requires broad gestures rather than precise measurement and timing.
I've been working on a pumpkin pandowdy and once I perfect it I'll share the recipe, but until then, consider this recipe for Apple Cranberry Crisp with Pecan Topping from Fine Cooking's guide to Thanksgiving, How to Cook a Turkey. The topping can be made 3 days and the apple filling up to six hours in advance of baking and it is easy to assemble at the last minute.