New in the Market: Wholly Wholesome Organic Frozen Pie Shells

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on May 26, 2014 · 1 comment

pie-shell-300We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Wholly Wholesome organic frozen pie shells are excellent products. We recently tasted the Traditional and Whole Wheat varieties. The whole wheat was our favorite – flaky with a sweet nutty flavor. We used the pie crusts to make a pumpkin pie, a pecan pie and a quiche.

 The shortening used in the shells is organic palm oil. Palm oil is different than palm kernel oil which is high in saturated fat. Palm oil is a healthier alternative containing less saturated fat and more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. In order to produce a flaky pie crust, a solid fat needs to be used. Palm fruit oil is naturally semi-solid at room temperature. It does not need to be hardened, like shortening or stick margarine, and therefore contains zero trans fats.

The Traditional Pie Shell has 120 calories in 1/8 of the crust (9-inch), 8 grams of fat (4 of which are saturated), no cholesterol or trans fat, 1 gram of protein, 10 grams of carb (of which less than 1 gram is sugar and no fiber) and 100 milligrams of sodium.

The Whole Wheat Pie Shell has 110 calories in 1/8 of the crust (9-inch), 8 grams of fat (4 of which are saturated), no cholesterol or trans fat, 2 grams of protein, 9 grams of carb (of which less than 1 gram is sugar and 2 grams are fiber) and 100 milligrams of sodium.

The pie shells come 2 to a package, are USDA organic, and kosher certified OU pareve. The pareve designation is hard to find on a kosher pie crust and allows the pie crust to be used in either a meat or dairy meal.

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Sarath August 18, 2015 at 4:16 am

I don’t even know what to say, this made things so much easire!

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