Hot Ways to Celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month

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You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why this National Hot Breakfast Month, we’re celebrating this meal with some appetizing recipes!

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Making a mouth-watering quiche is a great way to enjoy a hot breakfast. One of our favorite recipes includes loads of fresh vegetables like spinach, mushrooms and peppers. This light but savory quiche is a healthy way to kick start your day!

The next time you wake up craving something sweet, reach for this recipe for Gluten Free Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough is the perfect base for this recipe. Simply roll out the dough, sprinkle it with toppings, roll it up and bake!

Brighten up a cold winter morning with this recipe for a Breakfast-Style Focaccia. Use Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough and top with peppers, bacon, breakfast sausage, cheese and eggs.

So next time you’re craving a hearty breakfast, skip the cereal and choose something warm and comforting! For more satisfying breakfast ideas, visit our recipe page!

Share Your Love With This Heart Shaped Treat

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re filled with love and want to celebrate in a fun and festive way. And what better way to express our love than with a Heart Shaped Hand Pie!

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Heart Shaped Hand Pies

Ingredients:

1 Wholly Wholesome 9” Traditional Pie Dough

4 oz. chocolate chips

8 Tbsp. raspberry pie filling or preserves

1 egg

Directions:

While the oven is preheating to 425 degrees F, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut an even number of heart shapes from the pie crust. Place a layer of hearts onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place a tablespoon of filing and a few chocolate chips in the center of each heart. Brush the edges with the egg wash. Place a heart shaped pastry on top and seal the edges with a fork. Cut a slit in the top of the pastry and brush the top with the egg wash. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. We recommend serving these pies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Craving more pie recipes? Visit our recipe page for a variety of heavenly recipe ideas!

The Perfect Pizza Party Recipe

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Who doesn’t love pizza night? Ditch delivery and get creative in the kitchen for the perfect pizza night.

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Enjoying homemade pizza doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen. Make pizza night easy and delicious by whipping up creations using Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball. If you’re struggling with some yummy topping combinations, don’t worry. We’ve cooked up a delicious idea you’ll be dying to try.

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Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough

1 jar of pizza sauce

1/4 pound of fresh mozzarella

1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup pickled sweet cherry peppers, seeded and sliced

2 oz. sliced hot soppressata, cut into strips

1 small head radicchio, sliced

Extra-virgin olive oil

Dried oregano

Directions:

  1. Thaw dough in the refrigerator overnight before your pizza night.
  2. Roll out pizza dough into desired shape on a cornmeal dusted surface, in between two pieces of parchment paper.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Transfer rolled dough on a pan and spread with pizza sauce leaving a border
  4. Top with one-quarter each of the mozzarella, parmesan, cherry peppers, soppressata and radicchio.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust browns.

Pump Up Your Pot Pie This Month

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During the cold weather months, we gravitate to comforting recipes. One of our favorite comforting dishes is a classic pot pie!

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We all know (and love) the classic Chicken Pot Pie. But this month, we’re switching up the way we think about this winter staple by putting some fresh twists on it. Go savory and enjoy a yummy pie for dinner. Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you with our Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough.

Winter Vegetable Pot Pie: Take advantage of seasonal produce like root vegetables, mushrooms and squash for a delicious filling. You won’t miss the meat in this hearty dish!

Lobster Bisque Pot Pie: Swap out a chicken filling for a creamy lobster bisque. This rich and indulgent meal will re-introduce a bit of summer back into your chilly winter days.

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie: The average turkey pot pie can be a little bland. Add some Cajun seasoning, dark beer and peppers to your filling for a flavorful twist!

Whether you’re craving a traditional pie or something a bit more adventurous, every chicken pot pie recipe is better with Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough. Our flaky recipe for pie dough will make a yummy golden crust every time!

Helpful Hacks for Your Tastiest Month of Baking Yet

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Here at Wholly Wholesome, we love baking. Whether it’s pies, cakes or savory dishes you can count us in! This January, put your skills to the test and celebrate #NationalBakingMonth with us.

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We want to help you become the best baker you can be with a few simple (yet effective) hacks.

Hack #1: Making your own buttermilk. Nothing is worse than buying an ingredient for a dish and not having another use for it. Next time you need to bake with buttermilk, make your own by combining 1 cup of milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Once combined, let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

Hack #2: If you’re gluten free, make your own flour by grinding oats in a blender until they’re powdered. You’ll have a multi-purpose flour in no time.

Hack #3: Are your bananas still not ripe enough to bake with? Cook them in a 300 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes on a lined pan. As soon as they are black and soft, remove them and allow them to cool. Squeeze the banana out of the peel and then you’re ready to bake!

Hack #4: Nothing is worse than when you need softened butter, but you forget to leave it out in your prep work. The right way to soften your butter via the microwave? Make sure you’re using power level two and cook the butter for 8 to 10 seconds. Flip your quarter stick and repeat!

Hack #5: Go premade. Now, you may think we’re kidding. But we aren’t! Premade desserts can be just as good as the real thing!

Wholly Wholesome All Natural Frozen Pies are perfect for when you’re craving a homemade dessert but don’t have the time to bake one. With a wide variety of flavors, they’re the perfect end to any meal (and the baking world’s worst kept secret)! Check them out here!

The Perfect Pies from the Past

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This month we’re all about the baked goods! C’mon, we know you don’t have just one sweet tooth.

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Unique desserts are amazing, but sometimes it’s best to stick with the traditional tried and true recipes. Here at Wholly Wholesome we’ve made some delicious desserts. We’ve complied a list of some of our favorites from the years. Are you ready? It’s time to take a trip down memory lane!

1972 Apple Crisp Pie: We’re honoring the founding of Wholly Wholesome with a very special recipe. It takes us back to 1972 and reminds us that some things really do get better with age!

1987 Fruit Jewel Pie: This is the year Wholly Wholesome really dedicated itself to all-natural baked goods and desserts we could feel good about making. Look how far we’ve come! This yummy dessert elevates each ingredient by highlighting its natural flavor … Just as nature intended!

1990 Aunt Bonnie’s Pecan Pie: Welcome to the decade of grunge. While this phase may have come and gone, we continued to bake simple desserts with clean ingredients and still do today. Go classic!

How to Navigate the Pumpkin Spice Waters

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Nothing screams holiday dessert like Pumpkin Pie does! From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Pumpkin Pie is a holiday staple.

It can be overwhelming when all of those pumpkin recipes clutter your Pinterest page, but don’t fear! Follow our guidelines for navigating the pumpkin spice waters and you’ll know just where to turn when you’re craving for America’s favorite holiday flavor hits.

Tip #1: Scoop ¼ cup pumpkin puree with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar into your oatmeal for breakfast.

Tip #2: Sprinkle fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice into your coffee grounds before brewing your cup of joe. Bonus! You’re kitchen will smell oh, so delicious!

Tip #3: Make a simple pumpkin pie using:Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the filling ingredients. Pour into graham cracker crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the center is fully cooked. Let cool and enjoy!

Tip #4: Add pumpkin puree to hummus with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Cinnamon-dusted pita chips work as the perfect dipper!

Feeling a little … over pumpkin? Don’t worry, fellow foodies. We’ve got your back! This is your new favorite ingredient. Check it out!

 

Leftovers that are Oh-So-Right

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Thanksgiving has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy those yummy leftovers!

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We have a few up our sleeve that will help you transform your recipes into delicious new dishes. So open up your fridge, pull out the Tupperware and let’s get cooking!

Trick #1: There always seems to be leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. And while you could use it to make a sandwich, you could also turn it into a Turkey Pot Pie! Use our Organic Pie Dough for a crust to remember!

Trick #2: Consider taking your leftover turkey and whipping up Real Simple’s tasty delicious Turkey and Potato Pierogies with Crispy Sage Leaves.

Trick #3: This recipe for Brown Butter and Pecan Sweet Potato Muffins will take your leftover sweet potatoes from a side dish to a yummy breakfast! They’re an easy alternative to simply reheating your potatoes.

Trick #4: Go all in! Use all of your leftovers in one recipe (yes that’s possible!) try out these Thanksgiving Egg Rolls with a Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce. This delicious take on a traditional egg roll, is a unique way to repurpose your leftovers!

So before you decide to ditch your leftovers, try out one of these yummy recipes. They’ll have you enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner for days to come! After enjoying all of these savory dishes, how about something sweet? Check out our go-to desserts!

Last Minute Baking Tips

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Are your pie shells nut free and allergy friendly?

Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shells made in a dedicated Allergy Friendly bakehouse and are free from Wheat, Dairy, Casein, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nut, and Sesame. They are kosher parve.

Wholly Wholesome Organic pie shells are free from peanuts and tree nuts, Dairy Free, Vegan and are produced on dedicated lines in a dedicated section in a bakery separate and apart from our Gluten Free/Allergy Friendly Bakery.  The pie shells do contain wheat flour and gluten.  They are kosher parve

Our Wholly Wholesome Fruit Pies are Vegan.  They contain wheat/gluten.  Our traditional pumpkin pie contains eggs and milk.  We do produce pies that contain tree nuts and dairy here, so trace amounts may be present.  The bakery is peanut free  All pies are Kosher Dairy since they produced on a shared line with dairy containing pies.

Is the baking powder in your Wholly Gluten Free products corn free?

Yes.

Is the palm oil used in your products responsibly sourced (RSPO)?

Yes.

Do I need to par/pre bake my pie shells?

This depends on the type of pie you are baking. In our directions we instruct customers to follow their own recipe. If it says to par bake your shell, then you should. If it does not, then don’t. Examples of pies that typically require par baked shells are, cream pies, ice cream pies and pudding pies.  If they pie will take more than 40 minutes to bake at a temperature over 350, the shell probably does not need to be par baked.

Where are the baking instructions for the Pie Shells?

Just open the package and flip the lid to read! Do Not Peel Off Label!  Baking instructions can also be found on our website here for Wholly Gluten Free or here for Wholly Wholesome Organic.

If I have a larger pie plate to fill, how can I make the Wholly Wholesome & Wholly Gluten Free pie shells bigger?

Take a second to view the video below on our home page. It shows how to thaw, and scoop the dough out of the pie shell tin, put it between the 2 pieces of poly film from the package or wax paper, roll it, or press it out like regular pie dough. If you need to make it double the size, use both pie shells!

Why do I have leftover filling?

Some recipes are sized for larger deep dish pie pans, therefore some recipes may have extra filling. This tends to be common with pumpkin pie recipes.

How do I make a two crust pie with your pie shell?

For the Wholly Wholesome Organic pie shells, let the pie shells come to room temperature, fill the bottom pie shell and invert the other pie tin over the bottom pie shell, pull the tin off and crimp the edge together.  Bakers in a rush may choose not to roll out the top crust, this will result in a more “rustic” or rough looking top crust.  Those seeking a “prettier” smoother pie top will want to roll out the top crust.

How do I thaw out Organic Rolled Pie Dough?

Leave it out to come to room temperature (about 30 minutes), if you don’t have that much time or if the pie dough does not seem soft enough, microwave it for 15 seconds at 50% power or on defrost.  If still not soft enough, try another 15 seconds.

Can I refrigerate my pie shell pie dough

Pie shells can be kept in your refrigerator for a week.  If you have opened the package, place it in a zip lock bag or wrap it in saran to keep it from drying out.

My pie shell has a crack in it, what do I do?

Let the pie shell come to room temperature and use your finger to reseal the crack.  If a piece of the rim has com off you can simply mold it back into place.

Leftovers That Are Better Than Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza
We all know the best part of a holiday dinner are the leftovers. Whether you simply reheat them or turn them into a mouthwatering sandwich, they are what we all look forward to.

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This year get creative with your leftover holiday meal and transform it into an epic pizza.

Holiday Leftovers Pizza

Ingredients:

Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough

6 tbsp tomato sauce

A large handful of leftover stuffing

A large handful of leftover shredded turkey

Sage leaves

1 tbsp olive oil

Sliced mozzarella

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Top pizza dough with your tomato sauce. Scatter the stuffing and shredded turkey on top of the sauce. Add your mozzarella slices on top, finish with sage leaves and a drizzle of olive oil before baking for 12 minutes.

Who would have thought that with a little creativity and a few extra ingredients you could make this delicious post holiday meal. Wondering what else you can whip up with our pizza dough? Check out our Pizza Dough Possibilities Pinterest board for all the inspiration you’ll ever need!