This Recipe Screams “Yum!”

 - by Wholly Wholesome

This month, we’re featuring a dessert that has been around for years. The Strawberry Cream Pie may be a dessert your grandmother made when you were young, but today, we’re giving it new life.

Why? Because it’s Strawberry Cream Pie Day! (If you needed a reason to make this sweet treat, we just handed you one)


Our Wholly Delicious Chocolate Strawberry Cream Pie is:

  1. Easy
  2. Fresh
  3. Just the right amount of sweet
  4. Vibrant

Tweet: Grab @whollywholesome’s Chocolate Strawberry Cream Pie #recipe here: @whollywholesome’s Chocolate Strawberry Cream Pie #recipe here:

Want more strawberry? Our fresh Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Pie celebrates everything you love about this ruby red fruit.

Wholly Delicious Chocolate Strawberry Cream Pie

  • 1 Wholly Wholesome Chocolate Pie Crust
  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup frozen whipped cream
  • 2 cups quartered or halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 13.5 oz. container of glaze for strawberries


  1. In large bowl, combine the reduced fat cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice with electric mixer until smooth.  Fold in whipped cream. Spread over the pie crust.  Top with the fresh strawberries, pressing them slightly into the cream layer.  Top with the strawberry glaze.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the cream layer to firm up.

8 Signs You’re In Love with Breakfast

 - by Wholly Wholesome

There are lots of reasons to love breakfast, but are you a fanatic? Here are eight signs you might be:

Tweet: 8 signs you might be a #breakfast fanatic via @whollywholesome: signs you might be a #breakfast fanatic via @whollywholesome:

1. You think ‘breakfast’ is simply the name of the meal … It doesn’t dictate the time it should be eaten.

2. You fall asleep thinking of breakfast. Your dreams consist of Gluten Free Pecan Cinnamon Rolls.

3. Choosing what to have for breakfast is sometimes just too difficult …

4. But then you celebrate because you realize you can have breakfast for lunch and dinner too!

5. You agree that breakfast buffets are the best kinds of buffets.

6. The words “all day breakfast” mean an endless stream of syrup on your limitless stack of pancakes.

7. The Breakfast Club … is an actual club you hold at your home. Every morning.

8. Just watching this gif sets everything right in your world:

One Ingredient, Infinite Breakfast Options

 - by Wholly Wholesome

Breakfast is the smell that gets us out of bed in the morning and fuel that keeps us going as we work our nine-to-five’s. Put some pep in your breakfast with chia seeds – one hearty and healthy ingredient that inspired our recipe created especially for today’s hard working Americans.


Tweet: The chia seed is small but mighty. It works its magic in @whollywholesome’s newest #recipe: chia seed is small but mighty. It works its magic in @whollywholesome’s newest #recipe:

Cherry Chia Seed Jam Sweet Rolls

  • Cherry Chia Seed Jam
  • 1 cup plus 1/3 cup frozen fruit, divided and thawed to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey, to taste
  • Sweet Rolls
  • 1 Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Prepare the jam:

  1. Add 1 cup thawed fruit to your blender or food processor and blitz until it reaches a uniform consistency, about 30-60 seconds. Transfer the berry purée to a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup to the bowl, depending how sweet you like your jam. Keep in mind that some berries may not be as sweet as others. Stir the mixture and let sit for at least 5 minutes.

Prepare the rolls:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray, or line with cooking parchment paper.
  3. Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles on work surface. Firmly press edges together to seal and holes.
  4. Brush with butter, leaving about 1/2 inch on 1 of the long edges of each rectangle of dough without butter.
  5. Make sure this edge stays clean so the dough will seal.
  6. Spread the prepared Cherry Chia Seed Jam over the melted butter on dough.
  7. Roll dough up tightly, and seal edge.
  8. Using serrated knife, cut each dough roll into 16 equal slices.
  9. Place slices cut side down 3 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  10. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm and with additional jam on top.

On-the-Go Breakfast for People Who Never Sit Still

 - by Wholly Wholesome


Hey, we get it! You don’t have to tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s usually because we’re rushing out the door that we’re too busy to stop and grab a bite to eat.

But, would you really skip it if you knew how incredibly quick it could be to whip up? There’s a fix for people who love breakfast but not the time that goes into making it … and it’s called Breakfast-Style Focaccia.

Tweet: 1 incredible @whollywholesome GF Pizza Dough Ball + bacon = heaven. incredible @whollywholesome GF Pizza Dough Ball + bacon = heaven.

Have no fear! Wholly Wholesome’s here, with a better way to breakfast. Make this simple recipe and refrigerate the leftovers for an out-of-this-world morning that will help you get ahead of your meal plan … and your day!

Breakfast-Style Focaccia

  • Wholly Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing and brushing
  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 6 ounces breakfast sausage, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 roasted red pepper, sliced into strips
  • Tinfoil
  • 6 eggs
  • Flaky sea salt, to taste


  1. In a large bowl knead the Wholly Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball
  2. Transfer the dough to a greased baking sheet and press to fit the entire surface of the pan. Scatter the sausage, bacon and red pepper over top of the dough, and sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of grated cheese. Let sit while you preheat the oven to 400°F.
  3. Make six 3-inch balls of crumpled tinfoil and lightly grease them with olive oil. Press the balls into the dough in 6 places to make small wells. Transfer to the oven and bake until lightly golden, 15 minutes. Take the flatbread out of the oven and discard the tinfoil balls. Crack an egg into each well and season with flaky sea salt. Return to the oven and bake until the eggs have just set, but the yolks are still runny, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and brush with olive oil. Cut into squares and garnish with chopped parsley and thyme, then serve.

You’ll Regret It If You Don’t Make This

 - by Wholly Wholesome


Peach season is waaayyy too short. Are we right? So, jump on our recipe for Peach Pie Fries and you’ll take a bite into one of summer’s tastiest gems.

We’re taking advantage of this year’s ripest peaches and turning them into a dip-able delicacy – the Wholly Wholesome way!

Tweet: Your key to #summer fun: Peach Pie Fries from @whollywholesome. key to #summer fun: Peach Pie Fries from @whollywholesome.

Peach Pie Fries

Pie Fries

Peach Pie Filling

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped (roughly 4-5 large peaches)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F; line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and grease lightly.
  2. Slice dough into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long.
  3. Arrange fries onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Prepare the peach pie filling. In a large saucepan, stir together the water, lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, roughly 5 minutes. Once it bubbles, cook for another 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, then the peaches. Cool to room temperature and enjoy!

When Craft Beer Meets Handcrafted Dessert

 - by Wholly Wholesome


These warm summer nights have us craving an ice cold IPA and a rustic dessert. And as the sun goes down on National IPA Day, we’ll have a drink in one hand and a fork in the other.

Our Peachy Keen IPA Beer Pie will blow everything you thought you knew about summer sweets out of the water. What’s more? This recipe is made even simpler with the help of our Traditional Organic Pie Dough.

Tweet: Peachy Keen IPA Beer Pie is better with @whollywholesome. Keen IPA Beer Pie is better with @whollywholesome.

Peachy Keen IPA Beer Pie

  • 1 package Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough
  • 6 cups (6-8 large peaches) yellow peaches, sliced (peeled if desired)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup Glutenberg India Pale Ale
  • Egg wash (1 egg + 1 Tbsp. water, beaten)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Add the peaches to a large bowl. Sprinkle with brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, flour, cornstarch and salt. Use your hands to stir the peaches until they are fully coated with the dry ingredients and all of the dry ingredients have been moistened.
  3. Pour the beer over the peaches, and gently stir to combine.
  4. Place four oven-safe bowls (1 cup size) on a baking sheet. Divide the filling evenly among the bowls.
  5. Roll the pie dough out on a lightly floured surface, cut into four squares. Cover each bowl with a square of pie dough. Brush with egg wash.
  6. Bake at 400° F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.

When Cheesecake Gets a Savory Makeover

 - by Wholly Wholesome


Who said cheesecake was reserved for those with a sweet tooth? For cheese lovers who prefer savory flavors, we’ve got the perfect fix.

Our newest recipe mashes the best of the BLT sandwich and the cheesecake together to make a one-of-a-kind dish that you’ll be tempted to reach for at every meal. Tip: Use our Spelt Organic Pie Shell for a toasted flavor like no other.

Tweet: Cheesecake and bacon is a match made in heaven. #Baking magic happens with @whollywholesome. and bacon is a match made in heaven. #Baking magic happens with @whollywholesome.

Still craving something sweet? Check out our easiest cheesecake recipe ever.

Wholly Savory BLT Cheesecake
1 9″ Wholly Wholesome Pie Shell (Traditional, Whole Wheat or Spelt)
4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 cups crumbled cooked bacon
1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry and chopped
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
2 green onions, sliced
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
4 eggs, lightly beaten
Toppings: diced cherry tomatoes and additional crumbled cooked bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and cream until smooth. Fold in the bacon, tomatoes, Gruyere cheese, onions and pepper. Add eggs and heavy cream; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 45-55 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull.
  4. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack 10 minutes. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Serve cheesecake with diced cherry tomatoes and crumbled cooked bacon.

Think Inside the Box

 - by Wholly Wholesome


Sometimes boxed is the way to go. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed kitchen klutz or you’re low on ingredients, make the most of what you’ve got!

Our Cake in a Pie is a clever way to put some life back into the traditional boxed cake mix. Who knew a recipe with such few ingredients could taste so decadent? Rely on our Traditional Organic Pie Shell and your go-to cake mix for a dessert that all of your friends will be talking about.

Tweet: Why it’s better to think inside the box(ed cake mix) with @whollywholesome. it’s better to think inside the box(ed cake mix) with @whollywholesome.

Hey, don’t feel guilty. We all know the most important ingredient in a recipe is the heart you put into it! And this one has plenty of it.

Cake in a Pie
Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Shell
Boxed cake mix of your choice
Store bought cream cheese frosting of your choice
Eggs (as required by boxed cake mix)
Vegetable oil (as required by boxed cake mix)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Leave Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Shell out to thaw while you prepare the cake batter.
  3. Prepare the cake batter per the instructions on the box. Add dark chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  4. Gently poke a few small holes in the bottom of the pie crust, being careful not to poke through the tin.
  5. Pour half of the cake batter into the pie crust.
  6. Place the pie on a cookie sheet and place in the oven.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes at 350°F. After 35 minutes, turn oven down to 325°F and continue baking for another 12-15 minutes or until cake is finished.
  8. Cool completely, then frost the pie. Enjoy!

3 Secrets to a Restaurant-Quality Ice Cream Pie

 - by Wholly Wholesome


Ice cream pie. Is it ice cream? Is it a pie? This National Ice Cream Month, we say it’s a pie!

Built with our Graham Cracker Pie Crust and using a few tricks we’ve been hanging onto since the beginning of the year, we’re celebrating with the only dessert you’ll need all summer!

Tweet: (Shhhh!) 3 secrets to a restaurant-quality ice cream cake from @whollywholesome.!) 3 secrets to a restaurant-quality ice cream cake from @whollywholesome.

Secret #1:
Use a pre-prepared graham cracker crust. Why? Our Graham Cracker Pie Crust is perfectly sweetened, the graham cracker is perfectly crumbled and it’s perfectly simple! Don’t worry about your pie getting soggy and get started on the fun part: layering your ice cream!

Secret #2:
Whip your ice cream in a mixer for about two minutes or until it is spreadable, yet still chilled. Remember, you’ll need lots of freezer space so that each new ice cream layer can set before you add the next!

Secret #3:
Cookies. Plain and simple. A layer of crumbled cookies in between every couple of ice cream layers makes for a crunchy surprise that no one will see coming.

Get our recipe: Wholly Wonderful Ice Cream Pie

Turning Up the Heat

 - by Wholly Wholesome


It should come as no surprise that we’ve got one big sweet tooth. Just look at our recipe collection of killer sweet treats! But even sugar fiends need a break sometimes.

So, we’re adding a little spice!

Tweet: Pecan Pie topped with #Spicy Praline #Bacon via @whollywholesome. Pie topped with #Spicy Praline #Bacon via @whollywholesome.

Surprise and delight your friends with our Pecan Pie topped with Spicy Praline Bacon … Just be sure to warn them. We’re expecting a heat wave!

Pecan Pie topped with Spicy Praline Bacon
IngredientsWholly Wholesome Pie Shells

Spicy Praline Bacon:

  • 1 lb. thick-cut organic bacon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Combine sugar and syrup in a fry pan over a medium heat for 5 minutes. Melt butter into mixture. Set aside to cool (if you’re in a rush, put the pan on a bed of ice in the sink). Preheat oven to 400°F. Once cooled, add eggs, salt and vanilla.
  2. Fill pie shell with broken pecans. Pour syrup mixture over pecans until it’s just below the rim. Place on a piece of foil on top of a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 50 minutes or center of the pie is set.
  3. While the pie is baking, prepare the bacon. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir until well mixed. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a broiling pan or a rack set in a jelly roll pan {line inside of the broiler pan or the jelly roll pan with aluminum foil}. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle bacon slices with brown sugar mixture and then with pecans.
  4. Return pan to oven and continue baking until bacon is crisp, about 5 to 10 more minutes. Once both the pie and the bacon are done cooking, top the pie with a generous amount of prepared Spicy Praline Bacon and enjoy!