A pie recipe that will sparkle
on the 4th

 - by Wholly Wholesome

We’ve begun the countdown to Independence Day and this year we’re going to really celebrate! That means we’ll help make your 4th of July party pop … With Wholly delicious recipes that will keep the party going!

You bring the party-goers, we’ll bring the food … But it’s gotta be festive! Patriotic! Truly star-spangled! How did we infuse the feeling of Americana into a pie recipe fit for the celebration of America’s independence? Simple.

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This Easy Star-Spangled #Pie celebrates everything good and #sweet about #America. Happy #4thofJuly! http://ow.ly/ONMLc

Easy Star-Spangled Pie
Ingredients
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1 1/2 cups boiling water, divided
1 small box (3 oz) Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 cup ice cubes, divided
1 Wholly Wholesome Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 small box (3 oz) Red Flavor Gelatin
1 cup thawed whipped topping

Directions
Add 3/4 cup boiling water to blue jello, stir until dissolved about 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup ice cubes, stir until ice is completely melted. Pour into crust, refrigerate 5-10 minutes or until set but not firm.

Meanwhile, combine 3/4 cup boiling water with red jello, using the same directions as for the blue jello – place in fridge for a few minutes to cool until slightly thickened. Spread Cool Whip over blue layer. Carefully pour red jello on top of Cool Whip. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set. Garnish with Cool Whip and fresh berries.

Make a quick ice cream pie as
cool as your dad

 - by Wholly Wholesome

We’re nearing the dog days of summer and, with Father’s Day just around the corner (hint: It’s on June 21st!), we’re so ready for a few recipes that will help us to cool down a bit and celebrate dad!

Ice cream pie, anyone? Our hearts are melting for The Pioneer Woman’s cold Ice Cream Pie with Easy Caramel Sauce using Wholly Wholesome Graham Cracker Pie Crust or Wholly Wholesome Chocolate Pie Crust.

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This Ice Cream Pie by @ThePioneerWoman is for the serious #SweetTooth Think we can’t make it any sweeter? Challenge accepted! #determined

The Pioneer Woman’s Ice Cream Pie with Easy Caramel Sauce
Featuring Wholly Wholesome Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients
Crust
1 Wholly Wholesome Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Filling
2 pints vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, plus extra for serving
4 peanut butter cups, roughly chopped
2 large chocolate-covered peanut butter crunch candy bars, roughly chopped

Caramel Sauce
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half
4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) butter
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. vanilla

Directions
For the filling: Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow to soften slightly. Mix in the pecans, peanut butter cups and peanut butter crunch candy bars and pour the ice cream mixture into the Wholly Wholesome Graham Cracker Pie Crust. Cover with foil and freeze until very hard, 1 to 2 hours.

For the caramel sauce: Mix the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, while whisking gently, until thicker, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further. Pour the sauce into a jar and refrigerate until cold. Spoon over the top of the pie when ready!

Our best grilled pizza …
anything but fruity

 - by Wholly Wholesome

Wholly Wholesome fresh fruits and vegetables
As you know, it’s Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month so we’re making sure we cover all of our bases here. It’s time for these superhero ingredients to have their day in the sun … Or on the grill!

With a few simple tricks and delicious Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough, you can transform these beautiful summer fruits and veggies into a dinner to remember!

Here’s how to get started:

1. Turn up the heat: Heat your grill to about 550°F and set it up so the pizza is cooking over direct heat.

2. Get organized: Organize your ingredients and toppings so everything is just an arm’s reach away.

3. Prized Possessions: You’ll need a pair of long metal tongs, a spatula to help manipulate the pizza, and an oven mitt nearby.

4. Prep your dough: Roll out your Wholly Wholesome Pizza Dough into a thin circle.

5. Brush the dough with olive oil: Brush one side of the dough with oil; this is the side you’ll lay down on the grill.

6. Grill It: Take the lid off the grill. Lay the dough round on the grill, olive-oil-brushed-side down. Brush the top of the dough with a thin layer of olive oil too. Let the dough cook for about 3 minutes, with the lid off, or 1 to 2 minutes with the lid on. Use the tongs to lift up the dough from time to time, checking on how it is doing. Look for those delicious grill marks!

7. Top It: Flip the dough over with the tongs or spatula. The dough should come up easily and flip without tearing. Now top your pizza. Keep reading for our yummy toppings idea!

8. Cook It: Put the lid on and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, adjusting the heat as needed.

Featured Fruits and Veggies Pizza Toppings: Olive oil, sliced pears, sautéed onions, and chopped almonds … Yum! Don’t forget a side of fruit too!

 

A berry, berry good rhubarb pie?
How about a great pie you’ll love.

 - by Wholly Wholesome

On June 9th, get ready to make the ULTIMATE Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Why? Because it’s National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day! This sweet dessert has been knocking the socks off of pie lovers like yourself since … Ever!

Bonus: June is Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month, making it the absolute perfect time to grab a stalk of rhubarb, a basket of strawberries, and some Wholly Wholesome Pie Dough from your local grocery store.

This is one fruit and veggie combo you won’t want to skip out on! We love how well it pairs with Wholly Wholesome’s Traditional Organic Pie Dough! Bake on!

WhollyWholesome-StrawberryRhubarbPie
Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Ingredients
4 
cup rhubarb, chopped
2 
cup strawberries, sliced
1 1/3 
cup granulated sugar
1/4
 cup cornstarch
1 
Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 
tsp cinnamon
1 package (Contains enough for one 9″ double crust pie) Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough
1 egg, beaten for glaze
Sugar (optional)

Directions
In a bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and cinnamon. On lightly floured surface, roll out half of the Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough and line a nine-inch pie plate. Spoon in filling. Roll out Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough for top crust; using pastry wheel or knife, cut into 1-inch wide strips. Brush pie rim with some of the beaten egg.

Gently weave strips over the pie to form lattice; trim the edge. Brush lattice with beaten egg. Sprinkle top with sugar if using. Bake on a baking sheet with sides in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F and bake for 50 to 60 minutes longer or until rhubarb is tender, filling thickened, and the crust is golden. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting.

Memorial Day Prep Made Easy

 - by Wholly Wholesome

On May 25th, honor our veterans with #delicious Memorial Day inspired recipes that truly celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Requirements to make a Wholly delicious pie:

Now that you’re ready to get started, let’s throw America a deliciously sweet party! A fellow pie-lover at Style Me Pretty teaches us how to design a dessert that’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Try some of her gorgeous decorating tips on our classic Cheesecake Pie. Trust us, if you follow her tips, you’ll be the pie envy at your next party!

Be Aware Of Celiac This Month

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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Celiac Awareness Month is a great time to cut all ties with the gluten in your favorite foods and say hello to Wholly Wholesome’s Gluten Free Pizza Dough and Pie Shell! Whether you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or you just want to give this health trend a taste test, we’ve got your back … and your stomach!

We’ll help make all of your gluten free culinary adventures hassle-free and, most importantly, tasty! Here’s one recipe we know you’ll love:

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@WhollyWholesome #GlutenFree #DeepDish #Pizza Bites …. An experiment in just how delicious gluten free eating really can be! WhollyWholesome.com

#CelebrateMothersDayInStyle

 - by Wholly Wholesome

This Mother’s Day, don’t let a single woman in your life go unnoticed!
Tweet: I's time to #treat the #sweetest ladies in your world to the #dessert of a lifetime! Happy #MothersDay! http://ctt.ec/C6hcH+<br />

It’s time to #treat the #sweetest ladies in your world to the #dessert of a lifetime! Happy #MothersDay! https://www.pinterest.com/whollywholesome/a-simply-sweet-mothers-day/

Visit us on Pinterest for some instant Wholly inspiration! Let’s celebrate in style! From adorable decoration ideas to delicious sweet treats, we’ve got everything you need to make today special!

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As American As Apple Pie

 - by Wholly Wholesome

We’re so over the April showers. Bring on the May flowers and dive into spring with Wholly Wholesome this month!


When baseball season and National Apple Pie Day collide on May 13th, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a nice slice of our Apple Crisp Pie. Whether you take yours with a dollop of whipped cream or with a slice of cheddar, this recipe using our Organic Pie Shell is sure to be a home run!

Baseball and apple pie are two American classics that remind us to take a deep breath and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. We love sharing these special moments with you! Tweet us @WhollyWholesome and share your own special moments with us!

Tweet: @WhollyWholesome Apple Crisp Pie w/o the cheese is like a kiss w/o a squeeze! #NationalApplePieDay #Americana http://ctt.ec/4u6RS+@WhollyWholesome Apple Crisp Pie without the cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze! #NationalApplePieDay #Americana WhollyWholesome.com

Autism Awareness

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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National Autism Awareness Month comes this time each year. This April, make a decision to get involved! We’ve got 3 ways you can make this month meaningful. From making a pie to making a statement, no deed is too small (or too delicious!).

Educate Yourself: It’s important to be aware of the issue at hand. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with others. The cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention, which is an important endeavor considering the fact that in 10 years, the annual cost will amount to between $200 and $400 billion.

Bake it great! Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s) report that behavior improves when their children eat a diet free of the proteins gluten and casein, and with more than 3.5 Americans living with an ASD, chances are, you know a family who could use a smile this month!

 

This Nutella Raspberry Cream Pie is a sweet treat that lacks gluten … Not flavor! Feel free to indulge!

Nutella Raspberry Cream Pienutella

Ingredients:

1 Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Shell

1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1 cup Nutella

1 cup Powdered Sugar

Fresh raspberries to taste

Directions:

Bake the Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Shell according to package instructions. Set aside and allow to cool completely.

To make the Nutella cream filling, place the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk the cream until soft peaks form, starting on low speed and slowly increasing to medium speed.

Add the powdered sugar and whisk until incorporated. Add the Nutella and whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into the center. Using a small spatula evenly spread the filling until it is smooth. Top with raspberries and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Make a Statement: The Autism Society recommends a few ways to spread the word. Here are a few simple ways to advocate for this cause!

 

National Bake Week

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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From April 6-12 we’re celebrating National Bake Week, a time to bust out all of the kitchen utensils that you forgot you had and spend some quality time in the kitchen!

Baking doesn’t require long, drawn-out recipes and obscure ingredients to produce a delicious and mouth-watering dish! Try these Gluten Free French Style Beignets for a sweet treat that sounds fancy, tastes indulgent, but is simple to make!

Gluten Free French Style Beignets

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Defrost pizza dough completely.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla to defrosted dough ball.
  3. Roll dough out into a log.
  4. Cut rolled out dough into small bite sized pieces.
  5. Deep fry dough pieces in medium hot oil until golden brown.
  6. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar and serve warm.