Never in a million years did I think I would be able to walk into a store and simply buy a dairy-free pie. But there they were … boxes upon boxes of frozen apple, cherry, and even dairy-free pumpkin pies from Wholly Wholesome at Whole Foods!
I first heard of Wholly Wholesome Frozen Pies a few years ago. Their organic and whole grain products piqued my interest, but I was a bit timid? Would whole wheat pies fly with my white flour-loving husband? Would they be good enough to bring to a friend’s house for the holidays? Despite my hesitations, I eventually decided to put their apple pie to the test.
Wholly Wholesome Dairy-Free Frozen Pies are Good in a Pinch
Every year I bake my own pumpkin pie, but this year we were going to be skiing all day and then heading straight to friends for a casual Thanksgiving. There wasn’t going to be time for baking and properly transporting a fresh pie, so into our day pack went an Apple Pie from Wholly Wholesome.
The Apple pie was quite easy to prepare – keep frozen until ready to bake. After the main event was finished, we popped it in the oven. Silly me didn’t read the instructions completely, which recommended an egg or water wash to help with browning, so our apple pie did not brown at all. Not one little bit in fact. It looked exactly the same baked as unbaked. Fortunately, this didn’t effect the taste.
Everyone liked the Apple Pie, which definitely held its own without ice cream, as it was quite sweet! The crust had a whole grain taste and texture, but this seemed to work. When I asked if our guests would like to keep the leftovers, they jumped at the chance.
Ingredients: apples, organic cane sugar, water, organic wheat flour, vegetable oil (palm oil, soybean oil), organic whole wheat flour, rice starch, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. contains: wheat and soy. made in a facility that uses dairy products and tree nuts.
Nutrition (per 1/6 pie): 310 calories, 14g fat, 42g carbs, 3g fiber, 27g sugars, 3g protein.*
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie
We had issues with the pumpkin pie, but Wholly Wholesome reformulated it. I haven’t tried the new version, but Sarah did. She said all of the prior flavor and texture issues were resolved, leaving a not-too-sweet, not-too-soft, perfectly-seasoned pumpkin pie. Even her children liked the healthy crust! She said it’s perfect to bring to a holiday gathering for an easy, safe dessert.
But use caution when purchasing, as Wholly Wholesome also has a frozen pumpkin pie with dairy. Be sure to look for the one that is specifically labeled as “dairy-free.” This information is for their dairy-free pumpkin pie specifically.
Ingredients: pumpkin, water, organic cane sugar, tofu puree (water, whole non-gmo soybeans, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride), organic wheat flour, palm oil, non-gmo egg replacer (soy flour, wheat gluten, corn syrup solids, sodium alginate), organic whole wheat flour, sea salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves. contains: wheat and soy. made in a facility that uses dairy, eggs and tree nuts.
Nutrition (per 1/6 pie): 190 calories, 13g fat, 38g carbs, 3g fiber, 18g sugars, 5g protein.*
We haven’t tried this flavor as of yet, but please do leave your own rating and review below if you have!
Ingredients: wild blueberries, organic cane sugar, organic wheat flour, water, vegetable oil (palm oil, soybean oil), organic whole wheat flour, rice starch, sea salt. contains: wheat and soy. made in a facility that uses dairy products and tree nuts.
Nutrition (per 1/6 pie): 310 calories, 14g fat, 42g carbs, 4g fiber, 26g sugars, 3g protein.*
We haven’t tried this one either.
Ingredients: cherries, organic wheat flour, organic cane sugar, vegetable oil (palm oil, soybean oil), water, rice starch, organic whole wheat flour, sea salt. contains: wheat and soy. made in a facility that uses dairy products and tree nuts.
Nutrition (per 1/6 pie): 320 calories, 14g fat, 46g carbs, 3g fiber, 32g sugars, 4g protein.*
More Facts on Wholly Wholesome Dairy-Free Frozen Pies
Price: $6.99 per pie
Availability: Wholly Wholesome Dairy-Free Frozen Pies are sold in the freezer section of Whole Foods and other major grocers in the U.S.
Certifications: Wholly Wholesome Dairy-Free Frozen Pies are Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Wholly Wholesome Dairy-Free Frozen Pies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Wholly Wholesome website at www.whollywholesome.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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My husband, the resident pie fanatic, gave this pie two thumbs up. He said not quite like homemade, but still delicious. I liked it too, but found it just a little too sweet. We skipped the dairy-free a la mode, because that would have been too sweet.