Basic 100% Whole Wheat Pie Crust Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Basic 100% Whole Wheat Pie Crust Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Basic 100% Whole Wheat Pie Crust

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"I generally try to eat as many whole grain foods as I can and I was astonished to discover not a single basic 100% whole wheat pie crust recipe here at Allrecipes. So here's mine! I previously had trouble with whole wheat pie crusts; they tended to be hard to work with and crumbly. Then I added wheat gluten, as I do for bread, and voila! This makes enough for one 8-inch pie. If you're making a recipe that requires a top and bottom crust, double the recipe."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Mix 3/4 cup flour, gluten, and salt together in a bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Mix 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water into the flour mixture using your hands until dough easily forms a ball; add more water if needed.
  2. Flatten dough into a pancake-like shape on a floured surface; sprinkle top of dough liberally with about 1 tablespoon flour. Roll dough, using a rolling pin, into a thin pie crust about 1-inch larger than your pie pan. Roll the crust onto the rolling pin and transfer to the pie pan.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you are making this for a pie that requires that the crust be baked before anything is added, form and crimp the edges of the crust, pierce liberally with a fork to prevent large bubbles from forming, and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes.
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Nov 30, 2013

I will be the first to say this was the perfect pie crust for a awesome pumpkin pie this thanksgiving! I LOVE this completely healthy pie crust and its definitely my new go-to recipe for my future pies. I don't really get the 21 tablespoons of flour at the end of the ingredients list; probably just a typo for 2 tbsp. of flour so don't forget that! I will upload a picture next time, I cut into the pie too early! Thank you so much Misty for sharing! :)

 
Nov 07, 2013

I don't use shortening so I used butter. This was good in that nobody said, "What is different?" But it isn't the best pie crust out there.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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