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Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough – Cookie, Pie, Pizza

Product by:
General Mills
Version:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Thin Crust Pizza, Pie & Pastry
Price:
$4.49 to $4.99 per tub

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On October 22, 2013
Last modified:January 24, 2014

Summary:

Yes, the entire line is gluten-free and dairy-free, and the convenience can’t be beat. We gave raves to the cookie dough, and found the pie crust to be a very good gluten-free option.

You know a diet has hit the mainstream when big guys like General Mills are jumping into the market. Gluten-free has unofficially become a household term – yes, a lot due to “fad” but it is a mixed blessing for those who have Celiac. Yes, many misunderstandings develop, but the increased demand allows more companies to emerge with suitable products, like the new line of Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough.

Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough Boy

Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough Anticipated FAQs

I’m going out on a limb here, but these are some of the questions that I think many of you will have…

Is it certified gluten free? Yes, to the best of my knowledge. The packages that I had did not have the certification label on them, but I confirmed twice with the company that they are certified by the Celiac Disease Foundation.

Are they dairy free? Definitely! Otherwise they wouldn’t be on this website! All three varieties are sans dairy ingredients. That said, they do not appear to be safe for severe milk allergies. They are kosher OU-D, not because they have dairy ingredients, but because dairy is present in the facility or on the lines. Contact the company about the processes where severe milk allergies are a concern. Equipment is typically washed thorough between food production batches, but you just never know!

What about other allergies and special diets? They all contain soy (soybean oil) and the pizza and cookie dough contain eggs. I would contact the company where nut and other severe allergies are a concern, as I don’t know their policies.

Are they certified organic or non-GMO verified? To be clear, these are not healthy items by any means. The ingredients do not tout any type of virtuous ingredients and beyond kosher and gluten-free, I didn’t see any certifications on these babies. They are simply an indulgence to be enjoyed occasionally, if it suits your diet.

How do they taste and perform? Read on…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Gluten Free Dough

This dough makes amazing cookies. I’ve never been one to buy premade dough, since most contain dairy, but wow, this was almost too easy. Everyone loved them – the gluten-free husband, dairy-free me, and our niece, who can eat both gluten and dairy. In fact, I think she was the biggest fan, asking again and again if she could have just one more of these tender, chewy cookies. Need to prepare for a party in a hurry and have a gluten-free guest coming? Surprise them with these and hope that the rest of your guests don’t devour them first!

Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough - Chocolate Chip Cookies Dairy Free

Pie and Pastry Gluten Free Dough

I didn’t expect this dough to exceed the cookies, but it did make a happy camper out of my pie-loving, gluten-free husband. When made straight from the refrigerator, it comes out slightly greasy and crumbly, but we froze some mini pies with this crust and they baked up beautifully! My husband’s favorite gluten-free pie crust still lies with another mix (and I prefer the other one since it doesn’t contain hydrogenated oil), but for ease, this one wins hands down.

Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

We make our own dough at home often, including a gluten-free one that our whole household loves. I liked the idea of a ready made dough that required only rolling (I’m not a fan of the mixes as it only takes a few seconds more to measure the flours out myself!), but alas, this wasn’t the dough for us. It had a very strong, strange smell that was noticeable even after baking. Even when rolled thinner than required, it puffed up a good bit, and the resultant texture wasn’t our favorite.

But hey, two out of three isn’t bad – and I’ve had repeated requests for those chocolate chip cookies.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at www.pillsbury.com/products/gluten-free.

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About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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13 Comments

  1. MonicaOctober 22, 2013 at 12:56 pmReply

    I am all about easy at my house. I am going to try the cookie dough for sure and maybe the pie crust dough. Thank you for the review!

  2. NancyOctober 22, 2013 at 2:27 pmReply

    Thanks for the info! I hadn’t heard of these yet. Now I can finally whip up some apple and pumpkin pies!

  3. Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free DessertsOctober 22, 2013 at 8:01 pmReply

    How interesting, Alisa. I have not heard about any of General Mills’ gluten-free products being certified gluten free by a third-party certification agent. They had stated in the past, rather vehemently I might add, that they had never done any outside certifications/inspections for their products and they didn’t plan to do so in the future. They were doing their own R5 ELISA testing at the time, something that many other companies (like Bob’s Red Mill) state they do. Must investigate this info further. Thanks for the post!

    Shirley

  4. AmyOctober 22, 2013 at 8:40 pmReply

    I would LOVE to get the recipe for the GF pizza dough that you love to make at home. We love pizza at our house but are now gluten free and dairy free. HELP!

    • Alisa FlemingOctober 23, 2013 at 12:03 pmReplyAuthor

      Hi Amy, it is shared in my book, Go Dairy Free, and in the current issue of Allergic Living magazine, so I can’t share online. Sorry! Grab a copy of either if you feel inclined and enjoy!

  5. HannahOctober 23, 2013 at 7:36 pmReply

    What a surprising- but encouraging- read! I’m honestly amazed that a big brand really nailed the gluten-free options so well. Now they just need to convert them into vegan options, and then we’d really be talking. ;)

  6. jan vOctober 24, 2013 at 6:39 amReply

    I was thrilled to see a gluten free pie crust, bought it and tried to make an apple pie. The dough was very hard for me to roll out, following instructions on label, and get into the pie plate without breaking, I made a pie with only a bottom crust….I would love to see these crusts in the frozen section, already rolled out and in the pan, like other frozen pie crusts, now that would be the ultimate find.

  7. KimOctober 26, 2013 at 6:09 amReply

    Can you share your favorite GF pie crust mix? My husband loves pies but I haven’t found a crust that is decent yet.

  8. ElizabethNovember 24, 2013 at 11:58 amReply

    I find that the pillsbury gf dough wasn’t very good. The dough would break VERY easily, and there was no making a pie with it. I highly recommend Pamela;s products for all you GF baking needs.

  9. SallyJanuary 7, 2014 at 1:50 pmReply

    I’d love to have your gf pizza crust recipe!

  10. Micki.HassJanuary 29, 2014 at 6:30 pmReply

    I have a two year old granddaughter that was diagnosed with cealiac disease six month’s ago. My daughter’s husband is unable to deal with her disease so my daughter, her daughter and son had to move back home from va. To Alabama for me to buy and make gluten free meals. I just want to Thank you for the gluten free products. Please, please for my sake keep making these products! They are woo good
    I was missing a good old fashioned apple pie until I found your pie dough. That pie was gone the same day.But I willsoon make another.

  11. HeleneMarch 10, 2014 at 7:20 pmReply

    immediately after I had the pizza dough I got a tummy ache set face – followed directions…

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