Recipes

When Cheesecake Gets a Savory Makeover

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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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.

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

Wholly Savory BLT Cheesecake
IngredientsWW-PieShells
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

Directions

  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.

A Quick Quiche Recipe

 - by Wholly Wholesome

Nothing signifies brunch quite like the Quiche Lorraine does. In honor of National Quiche Lorraine Day, we’ve put our own twist on this traditional recipe. So good, you just might celebrate all week!

Celebrate Quiche Lorraine Day

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Country Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients:
Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shell
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4 large eggs
1 1/4 cup of light cream
3 strips of bacon
3/4 cup of shredded cheese (Sharp, White Cheddar or Swiss)
1/2 small onion
3 pieces of lean deli ham
1/8 tsp of nutmeg
1/8 tsp of paprika
1/8 tsp of pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. While the oven is preheating, thaw shell for 10 minutes and prick bottom and sides of shell with a fork. Bake shell for 10 minutes, then cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Tear up ham into small pieces, cook bacon well, crumble and sautè onions, set aside these ingredients.

Fill the bottom of pie shell with 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Layer ham, bacon, onions and add remaining ¼ cup of shredded cheese. In a saucepan, scald cream. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs then add to cream. Remove eggs and cream from heat and stir until combined. Add nutmeg, paprika and pepper.

Pour egg mixture into pie shell. Place quiche on a cookie sheet to protect oven should quiche boil over.

Place in the oven on the center rack and back at 350°F for approximately 45 minutes or until center sets. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 30 minutes and enjoy!

Share Your Love With This Heart Shaped Treat

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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!

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)

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Our Wholly Delicious Chocolate Strawberry Cream Pie is:

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

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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
IngredientsChocolatePieCrust

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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.

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Cherry Chia Seed Jam Sweet Rolls
Ingredients
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  • 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

Directions
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

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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.

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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
Ingredients

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  • 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

Directions

  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

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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!

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Peach Pie Fries
Ingredients

Pie Fries

Organic Whole Wheat Pie Dough

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)

Directions

  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

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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.

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Peachy Keen IPA Beer Pie
Ingredients

Organic Whole Wheat Pie Dough

  • 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)

Directions

  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.

Think Inside the Box

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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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.

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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
IngredientsOrganicTraditionalPieShell
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

Directions

  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!

Turning Up the Heat

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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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!

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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

Directions

  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!