Love it, Like it, Hate it – Pie Crusts

If you make homemade pies, but prefer a pre-made pie crust, you may have noticed a few more options on shelves, some promising to be all-natural, and others touted as whole grain.  But can we really believe the marketing?  In today’s Get the Skinny, Molly has the top picks and worst bets, plus what to look for on labels.  

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Wholly Wholesome Organic Whole Wheat 9” Pie Shells (frozen)

Per 1/8 of crust: 110 cals – 8 grams fat – 4 grams sat fat – 2 grams fiber  

Ingredients:  whole wheat flour, organic palm oil, water, organic cane sugar, sea salt.

 

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Wholly Wholesome Organic Traditional 9” Pie Shells (frozen)

Per 1/8 of crust: 120 cals – 8 grams fat – 4 grams sat fat – 0 grams fiber  

Ingredients:  wheat flour (translation: white flour), organic palm oil, water, organic cane sugar, sea salt.

Immaculate Baking Pie Crust (refrigerated)

Per 1/8 of crust: 120 cals – 7 grams fat – 2.5 grams sat fat – 0 grams fiber  

Ingredients:  enriched wheat flour (translation: white flour), palm fruit and canola oils, wheat starch, sugar, rice flour, whey, salt, dextrose, wheat gluten, xanthan gum, citric acid.

 

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Pillsbury Roll-Out Pie Crusts (refrigerated)

Per 1/8 of crust:  100 cals – 6 grams fat – 2.5 grams sat fat – 0 fiber

Ingredients: enriched flour bleached (translation: white flour), partially hydrogenated lard with BHA and BHT, wheat starch… plus contains yellow 5 and red 40.

Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Pie Crust (frozen)

Per 1/8 of crust: 80 cals – 4 grams fat – 1.5 grams sat fat – 0 grams fiber  

Ingredients:  enriched wheat flour (translation: white flour), partially hydrogenated lard with BHA and BHT, sugar… plus contains yellow 5, yellow 6.