Crazy Crust Fruit

Crazy Crust Fruit Delight Pie


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (21 oz.) fruit pie filling (apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, blackberry, etc.)
  • Additional sugar or cinnamon-sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Grease a 9-inch pie plate well and set it aside.
  2. Prepare the Crazy Crust Batter: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the softened butter or margarine and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Create the Batter Base: In the same bowl, add the milk and the egg. Beat the mixture well until you have a smooth batter. The batter will be thick but pourable.
  4. Assemble the Pie: Pour the crazy crust batter into the prepared pie plate, spreading it evenly along the bottom. Make sure to leave a slight indentation at the center for the fruit filling.
  5. Add the Fruit Filling: Open the can of fruit pie filling and carefully pour it into the center of the batter, spreading it slightly but leaving a border around the edges.
  6. Sprinkle with Sweetness: Depending on the type of fruit filling used, sprinkle the top with either granulated sugar or a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. For apple or peach, cinnamon-sugar works particularly well.
  7. Bake to Perfection: Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean.
  8. Serve and Enjoy: Allow the Crazy Crust Fruit Delight Pie to cool slightly before slicing. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Note: Feel free to experiment with different fruit pie fillings to create your favorite flavor combination!

Here are some tips to ensure your Crazy Crust Fruit Delight Pie turns out delicious:

  1. Use Fresh Ingredients: Whenever possible, use fresh and high-quality ingredients. Fresh fruit for the pie filling can enhance the overall flavor of the pie.
  2. Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure your butter and egg are at room temperature. This helps in achieving a smoother and well-incorporated batter.
  3. Properly Grease the Pie Plate: Grease the pie plate thoroughly to prevent sticking. You can also consider lining the bottom with parchment paper for easier removal.
  4. Adjust Sugar Levels: Depending on your sweetness preference and the sweetness of the fruit filling, you can adjust the amount of sugar or cinnamon-sugar sprinkled on top.
  5. Explore Flavor Combinations: Experiment with different fruit pie fillings to create unique flavor combinations. Mix and match fruits based on your preferences.
  6. Don’t Overmix the Batter: Mix the batter just until combined. Overmixing can result in a tougher crust.
  7. Create a Decorative Edge: Use the back of a spoon to create a decorative edge on the crust. This not only adds a nice touch but also helps contain the fruit filling.
  8. Ensure Even Distribution of Filling: While pouring the pie filling into the center of the batter, try to distribute it evenly, leaving a border around the edges. This ensures a balanced bite with both crust and fruit in each serving.
  9. Check for Doneness: Keep an eye on the pie during the last few minutes of baking to prevent over-browning. A toothpick inserted into the crust should come out clean when the pie is done.
  10. Let it Cool Before Slicing: Allow the pie to cool for a bit before slicing. This allows the filling to set slightly and makes for cleaner slices.
  11. Serve with Toppings: Enhance the pie’s flavor by serving it with your favorite toppings, such as vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  12. Storage: If you have leftovers, store them in the refrigerator. You can reheat slices in the microwave or oven for a warm treat


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