~ Your crusts don’t usually turn out pretty.
~ It stands a better chance of traveling well to the get-together.
~ If it looks messy, it wasn’t necessarily an accident.
~ Your gluten-free friends can just eat the filling.
~ People like my brother (A.R.) or one of my ESL students (C.G.) can just eat the pastry.
~ It is easy to store: either for an emergency dessert or snack.
~ It might be easier to sell at a bake sale.