Easy crisp dessert recipes are available on the About.com, Martha Stewart and Betty Crocker websites. The main ingredients include flour, butter, sugar and fruit. Oatmeal and cinnamon are also common inclusions.
The making of a typical fruit crisp dessert involves tossing the fruit with sugar or spices and placing them in a baking dish. The cook then creates a crumbly mixture by combining sugar, butter and flour, and scatters it over the fruit. The crisp is baked until the fruit is tender, and the crumbly topping is golden brown. A fruit crisp dessert is easy to make from scratch; however, cooks can use cake mix or canned fruit to further simplify the process.