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BethM55

Whole Foods' Gluten Free Pie Crust

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:D I baked an apple pie today, using a frozen gluten free crust from Whole Foods. I made a crumb topping, subbed white rice flour for the wheat flour the recipe called for. I haven't had a real piece of pie in nearly two years. It is so good I could cry! Really, the crust is flaky, buttery, all I could ask for. Happy sigh. I will do this again, and with pumpkin, for Thanksgiving. :)

Self diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten free since 12/09.

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Fibro symptoms have improved but not gone away with gluten free living.

Osteoarthritis, mostly in hands and neck and lumbar spine. Not sure if going gluten-free has helped that problem, but it certainly can't hurt. (Am very grateful that so far no sign of the RA that is devastating my mother lately.)

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That's great Beth. Did you bake the crust first?

best regards, lm


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That's great Beth. Did you bake the crust first?

best regards, lm

Hi, Larry. No, did not pre bake the crust, but I might for a pumpkin pie. I'm trying to resist apple pie for breakfast... :P


Self diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten free since 12/09.

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Fibro symptoms have improved but not gone away with gluten free living.

Osteoarthritis, mostly in hands and neck and lumbar spine. Not sure if going gluten-free has helped that problem, but it certainly can't hurt. (Am very grateful that so far no sign of the RA that is devastating my mother lately.)

Considering a dairy free trial. Considering.

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Oh, good to know. Pie crust-making always resulted in disasters for me even pre-gluten-free. I wasn't sure how I was going to tackle Thanksgiving desserts. I'll look for the Whole Foods crusts.

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I'm sure the Whole Foods pie crust tastes great, but it has so much fat in it! Does any one know of a good tasting, low fat, gluten free pie crust or have a recipe for one? (I'm not sure if one exists but it would be great if it did!) :)

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I'm sure the Whole Foods pie crust tastes great, but it has so much fat in it! Does any one know of a good tasting, low fat, gluten free pie crust or have a recipe for one? (I'm not sure if one exists but it would be great if it did!) :)

Pie crust always seems to have a lot of fat. Have you looked into the vinegar pie crust? It has 3/4 c shortening but makes 2 crusts. I don't know if this is better or worse than what the others are. (But it is supposed to be good.) I haven't tried pie since going gluten free. Though I just picked 50# of apples so I am sure I will sometime in the next week! :P

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I'm sure the Whole Foods pie crust tastes great, but it has so much fat in it! Does any one know of a good tasting, low fat, gluten free pie crust or have a recipe for one? (I'm not sure if one exists but it would be great if it did!) :)

A crumble or other crumbly topped fruit dessert might be a better option if needed. Pie crusts by definition have a fat source in them. Otherwise they are more like cardboard. I figure that pie is an occasional treat, so the fat content in the crust is a moot point.


Self diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten free since 12/09.

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Fibro symptoms have improved but not gone away with gluten free living.

Osteoarthritis, mostly in hands and neck and lumbar spine. Not sure if going gluten-free has helped that problem, but it certainly can't hurt. (Am very grateful that so far no sign of the RA that is devastating my mother lately.)

Considering a dairy free trial. Considering.

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:D I baked an apple pie today, using a frozen gluten free crust from Whole Foods. I made a crumb topping, subbed white rice flour for the wheat flour the recipe called for. I haven't had a real piece of pie in nearly two years. It is so good I could cry! Really, the crust is flaky, buttery, all I could ask for. Happy sigh. I will do this again, and with pumpkin, for Thanksgiving. :)

I agree and I make the best pumpkin pie ever with this crust. No one knew it was gluten-free until I cut a slice for myself and then they nearly died when I ate a piece. I love doing that to people! :lol:

It comes out just as good whether you pre-bake it or not....this crust does not get gummy. My non-gluten-free husband absolutely loved it!

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You can make a crumb crust for pie without too much fat. I would make pumpkin bread or banana bread, slice it, dry it in the oven, crumb it, then mix with enough apple sauce to press it into a pie tin.


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You can make a crumb crust for pie without too much fat. I would make pumpkin bread or banana bread, slice it, dry it in the oven, crumb it, then mix with enough apple sauce to press it into a pie tin.

Hmmm, good idea! Use gingerbread spices, could be a fun and tasty crust for cheesecake or anything that uses a graham cracker crust. Thank you!


Self diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten free since 12/09.

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Fibro symptoms have improved but not gone away with gluten free living.

Osteoarthritis, mostly in hands and neck and lumbar spine. Not sure if going gluten-free has helped that problem, but it certainly can't hurt. (Am very grateful that so far no sign of the RA that is devastating my mother lately.)

Considering a dairy free trial. Considering.

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You can also make a crust out of Enjoy Life Cookies. They call for butter, but you could probably either use less or go with applesauce or a combination of both. The crumbs hold together well without much liquid--

http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/enjoying_life/recipes.php


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You can also make a crust out of Enjoy Life Cookies. They call for butter, but you could probably either use less or go with applesauce or a combination of both. The crumbs hold together well without much liquid--

http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/enjoying_life/recipes.php

You are so right! Or ginger cookies, from Trader Joe's or MiDel. There is a whole world of possibilities. Now the weather needs to cool down so I can turn on my oven.


Self diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten free since 12/09.

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Fibro symptoms have improved but not gone away with gluten free living.

Osteoarthritis, mostly in hands and neck and lumbar spine. Not sure if going gluten-free has helped that problem, but it certainly can't hurt. (Am very grateful that so far no sign of the RA that is devastating my mother lately.)

Considering a dairy free trial. Considering.

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A crumble or other crumbly topped fruit dessert might be a better option if needed. Pie crusts by definition have a fat source in them. Otherwise they are more like cardboard. I figure that pie is an occasional treat, so the fat content in the crust is a moot point.

Exactly, it's a dessert!


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Thanks for the tip. I will definitely try the healthier crumbled cookie version. I am still on the hunt though for a healthier crust that I could use for a chicken pot pie. I am going to check out some gluten free recipe books. If I find a good one, I will post the recipe here. Thanks!

You can also make a crust out of Enjoy Life Cookies. They call for butter, but you could probably either use less or go with applesauce or a combination of both. The crumbs hold together well without much liquid--

http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/enjoying_life/recipes.php

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I am kind of a health nut, so I am always trying to find a healthier version for desserts. There are many healthier versions of recipies that taste great. It's all in personal preference.

Exactly, it's a dessert!

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