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.