National Pi Day

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The fourteenth of March … March 14th …. 3/14 … 3.14Pi
Happy National Pi Day!

Pi is defined as the distance around a perfect circle divided by the distance across it. Huh? If you’re pie crazy like us, you’ll understand it better when we put it into what we call “Foodie Terms”: Pi is the ratio between the number of graham cracker crumbs along the circumference of our Wholly Wholesome pie crust to the number of crumbs across the diameter. 3.14! What a delicious number!

Celebrate this never-ending number with a never-ending string of Wholly Wholesome pie recipes! When one gets popped out of the oven, the next one gets popped in. When one gets devoured, you better believe that there’s another one waiting to be sliced into! We’ve got 3.14 great pie recipes to get you started … That’s 3 full recipes … and 14 hundredths of a recipe for you to finish however your heart desires. For the love of pie! Let the baking come full circle!

You Won’t Waffle on These Waffles

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Waffles are an incredible invention, aren’t they? Sometimes they get forgotten, but we’re here to make sure that they don’t! When a craving for Unique Belgique Waffles strikes you, here’s just one OUTSTANDING way you can enjoy them!

Lemon Meringue Stuffed:
Sandwich this homemade lemon cream and marshmallow fluff in between two Unique Belgique Waffles for a dessert that tastes luxurious and decadent!
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Lemon Cream
Ingredients:
1 cup milk (preferably 2% or whole)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon zest
   (zest of about 2 large lemons)
5 large egg yolks
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon extract

Marshmallow Fluff
Ingredients:
4 large egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Lemon cream:
In a medium saucepan, bring milk, cream and lemon zest just to a boil over medium heat, then remove from heat to cool slightly, about 4 – 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium speed, whip together egg yolks and sugar, until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add cornstarch, flour and salt to egg yolk mixture and blend on medium speed 1 minute longer. While whisking, add 1/2 cup warm milk mixture to egg yolk mixture. Pour milk mixture into egg yolk mixture in pan while whisking mixture in pan. Stir in lemon juice and return to medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly until mixture has thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 6 – 8. Remove from heat, stir in lemon extract then force mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, pressing plastic directly against surface of lemon cream to prevent a skin from forming. Chill mixture 2 hours.

Marshmallow fluff:
Add egg whites, granulated sugar and cream of tarter to a heat proof bowl of an electric mixer. Set bowl over a saucepan filled with a few inches of simmering water. Heat mixture, whisking constantly until egg whites are very warm to the touch, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer bowl to electric stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment. Beat mixture beginning on low speed and gradually increasing to high speed, until stiff glossy peaks form, about 6 – 8 minutes. Add vanilla during the last 10 seconds of mixing. For best results serve immediately.

Once both the lemon cream and the marshmallow fluff are prepared, spread onto waffles and enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweetie

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It’s … Valentine’s Day! Oh! You forgot? Don’t worry. We‘ve got you covered. Here are 3 quick treats to make for your Sweetie!

Hour of Truth: This Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie recipe can be ready in a flash … in just one hour! Ready. Set. Go!

Fancy Schmancy: Whip up these Gluten Free French Style Beignets to start Valentine’s Day special!

Pick it Up: If you’re really in a crunch, pick up some Wholly Wholesome Crumble Cakes from your local grocery store! There’s a whole lot to baking love!

 
 
 

Let’s Celebrate National Pie Month!

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It’s National Pie Month! What’s more American than pie? While apple pie is a national favorite, each state has a right to its own identity doesn’t it? Only 8 states claim their official dessert to be pie. Wow! We were just as dumbfounded!


Florida has claimed key lime pie, Maine has blueberry pie and Texas’ official state dessert is pecan pie, but what do you claim as the official dessert of your state?

Wholly Wholesome has both ready-made pies and enough recipes to get your sweet tooth revved up. Looking for an Apple Crisp? A Peanut Butter Pie? Why not petition your state for both desserts?
 
 
 

Super Bowl Bites!

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Did your favorite team make it to the Super Bowl this year? (Insert cry of joy or moan of disappointment) Well, whether they did or didn’t, we’ve got just what you need to enjoy the game regardless. From that first kick-off to the winning touchdown, these game day recipes will make any Super Bowl party a hit!

If you’re entertaining a house full of football fanatics … you need our Football Pizza Pockets. These homemade pizza pockets stuffed with mozzarella and peperoni explode with classic pizza flavor with Wholly Wholesome goodness.

If you’ve got a party full of hungry mouths … you need our Gluten Free Meat Lover’s Pizza. Trust us. It’ll be gone before the half-time show even begins!

If the stress of that last play has you slumped in your seat … you need a sweet dessert full of protein that will perk you right up! Try this recipe to get you going again!

Peanut Butter Pie

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Ingredients:
9″ Wholly Wholesome Chocolate Pie Crust
1/2 cup peanut butter
8 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp whole Milk
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of unrefined & unbleached confectioner sugar

Directions:
1. Soften cream cheese in medium bowl.
2. Add peanut butter, sugar and milk to cream cheese and mix thoroughly.
3. Whip heavy cream in separate bowl.
4. Fold cream into peanut butter mixture.
5. Spread into Wholly Wholesome crust.
6. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
7. Can be served for up to 3 days. Keep refrigerated.

   

Join us for National Pie Day

 - by Wholly Wholesome

It’s National Pie Day! January 23rd only comes once a year so make the most of it by indulging in one or two (or three) slices today! Head to your grocery store to pick up a Wholly Wholesome Bake at Home Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, or Pumpkin pie or keep reading for our Cheesecake Pie! When you’re ready for more, visit our recipe page and get your pie fix!

Cheesecake Pie

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Ingredients:
9″ Wholly Wholesome Chocolate Pie Crust
1 extra large egg
2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1 tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest
1 tbsp. of pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup of unrefined & unbleached sugar

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Soften cream cheese in a medium bowl.
3. Beat sugar, eggs, heavy cream, vanilla and grated lemon zest in a small bowl.
4. Add beaten mixture to cream cheese and mix all together until well blended.
5. Spread into Wholly Wholesome crust.
6. Place in oven on center rack and bake for 40 minutes or until center sets.
7. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes.
8. Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled before serving.
9. Serve or refrigerate for up to 3 days. Keep refrigerated.
   

New Year’s Resolutions

 - by Wholly Wholesome

The candy bowl seems to be staring right at you. You swear you can hear it calling your name. Sweet chocolate and sugary caramel bites wrapped in tiny, shiny packages catch the light as your hand slowly reaches for one.

But, no. You had a satisfying Wholly Wholesome breakfast this morning! Who needs the fleeting satisfaction of a bite-sized piece of candy? You pull your hand away and smile. You: 1, Temptation: 0

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Let Wholly Wholesome help you to keep your New Year’s Resolutions on track this year! Start your day off right and the rest will be a cinch! Our Vegetable Feta Quiche tastes decadent, but won’t throw your diet off. Jam packed with healthy veggies and protein rich eggs, you won’t take another glance at that menacing candy bowl!
   

Tune In For Wholly Wholesome!

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When is our latest appearance on the Food Factory airing in your hometown? Check out the dates this very special episode is airing and get the scoop on how Wholly Wholesome manages to pack such big flavor into such a tiny, sweet treat like our Cinnamon Crumblettes!

We have to warn you though … this episode may burst your bubble. Despite what many Wholly fans think, our Crumblettes aren’t baked by fairies, nor are they taste tested for quality by mythical unicorns and sprinkled with magical nom-nom sprinkles. They’re just given a healthy dose of love and attention! Here’s a sneak peak!

From our factory to your store, here they are!

Celebrate National Dessert Month!

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Wholly Wholesome Pumpkin PieLet’s learn together with some tasty fun facts regarding everyone’s favorite part of the meal!

Come back often throughout the month of October, as we’ll be sharing more fun facts weekly!

Did you know …

•  In a survey conducted in 1951 of the U.S. armed services, banana cream pie was the favorite dessert. Rice pudding was the least liked.

•  In countless surveys, Apple Pie has been chosen the favorite dessert in the United States. Apple pie has also been a favorite in England for hundreds of years.

•  The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie.

•  A Betty is a baked dessert dating to Colonial America; it is a baked pudding made with layers of spiced sweetened fruit (usually apples) and buttered bread crumbs. Apple Brown Betty is made with brown sugar and sliced apples.

•  Cherries Jubilee is a dessert created by August Escoffierin honor of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. It consists of cherries flamed tableside with sugar and Kirsch (cherry brandy) spooned over vanilla ice cream.

•  In 1936 Jell-O came out with a cola flavored Jell-O. It only lasted for one year before being dropped.