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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
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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.

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
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  • 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.

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!

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
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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!

As American as National Apple Pie Day

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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On May 13th, we’ll celebrate National Apple Pie Day! Why? It’s an American classic, and summer just isn’t summer without it!

Whether you need a little pie making practice before Memorial Day or just can’t wait to dig into a plate of the good stuff, there are five essential tips to keep in mind. Hear ‘em from the pros.

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Look like an Iron Chef with these tips, from the foodies at Wholly Wholesome to you!

  1. Start with a quality crust. A beautiful apple pie starts with an exceptional crust. Dessert is such fun to eat, but our goal is to make it fun to bake too! Let our Wholly Wholesome Pie Shell do the hard work. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to tell anyone it’s not homemade!)
  1. Tart apples for the win. The tarter the apple, the more likely it is that it’ll hold its shape when you toss your pie in the oven. Another bonus? A tart apple won’t oxidize and turn brown! We recommend cooking with Granny Smith and Royal Gala.
  1. Easy does it on the seasoning. Listen, we’re perfecting “apple” pie here. Not “cinnamon and nutmeg” pie! Go easy on the seasoning and let the natural sweetness from the apples shine through.
  1. Par-cook for a pretty pie. Because we tend to eat with our eyes first, presentation is just as important as taste. Par-cook your sliced apples by pouring boiling water over them and letting them sit for about 10 minutes. This will help them to keep their shape, and your pie will be photo shoot ready!

    Talk about perfectly seasoned! Check out our take on the traditional apple pie.

  1. Rest up. We know, we know. It can be hard to wait to make that first slice into your perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned apple pie. Trust us. It’ll be worth it! Serving it at room temperature will make each bite glazed and juicy.

Need a recipe to kick your craving for apple pie? Try Mimi’s Apple Pie, a family recipe shared straight from Grandma Mimi herself.

Your Guide to the Ultimate Spring Brunch

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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What makes spring great?

Is it the warm weather? Or maybe it’s the buds on all of the trees? Perhaps it’s the arrival of the snowbirds from their winter escape.

While all of these things make spring great, what makes it one of our favorite times of year, is brunch. Outside! With friends and family. Enjoying deliciously decadent food.

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So grab a fresh bouquet of spring flowers, set the table and invite a group of your best buds. Savory Appetizer + Savory Entrée + Quiche + Sweet Treat = Brunch Success!

SmokedSalmonPizzaSavory Appetizer: Kick off the ultimate spring brunch off with our Gluten Free Basil Pesto Braid. What’s not to love about it? It’s elegant, colorful and simply delicious!

Savory Entrèe: When choosing a main course, look for a dish that’s light and fun. Our Smoked Salmon Pizza hits all of the marks. Try making tiny, handheld pizzas for a twist on this seriously tasty brunch recipe.

QuicheLorraineRecipeQuiche: Pick a quiche, any quiche! What’s brunch without it? Our Gluten Free Country Quiche Lorraine will brighten any breakfast table with its crumbled bacon and perfectly crisped Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell.

Sweet Treat: Sweets are always welcome. We usually eat dessert first and with these Gluten Free Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, you will too!

Let’s Get Happy on Valentine’s Day

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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We’ve begun the countdown to Valentine’s Day and this year, we’re pulling out all the stops! Looking for a way to truly impress the one you love? There’s no better way than with (drum roll please) pizza! Put-Your-Heart-In-It Pizza video recipe by Wholly Wholesome to be exact.

Fall head-over-heels in love with our Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball – made with responsibly sourced palm fruit oil and a convenient pizza dough free from milk, eggs, wheat, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and corn.

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Nothing is more romantic than sharing a slice of pizza with your loved one. Well, that’s not true:
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  1. Walks on the beach in the moonlight.
  2. Fine dining in candlelight.
  3. And curling up under a warm blanket to watch a tender movie

All tend to beat out eating pizza with your significant other!

But you should still consider this seriously amazing recipe this Valentine’s Day! See you in the kitchen pizza lovers!

Our easiest (and tastiest) cheesecake recipe!

 - by Wholly Wholesome

As we wrap up July, we’re looking back at what a gorgeous month it’s been! July 4th kicked things off with a bang, beautiful weather brought couch potatoes outdoors, and National Ice Cream Month inspired us to create one really decadent dessert.

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National Cheesecake Day on July 30th is the perfect way to round out the summer with a rich, creamy dessert that everyone can get on board with! Bake our Cheesecake Pie and give this day the recognition it deserves!

Go on! Let’s get baking!