Love it, Like it, Hate it: Pie crust!

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If you make homemade pies, but prefer a pre-made pie crust, you may have noticed a few more options on shelves, some whole grain, some gluten free. 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.

 

 

LOVE IT!

 

Wholly Wholesome Organic Whole Wheat 9” Pie Shells

  • Per 1/8 of crust: 110 cals – 8 grams fat – 4 grams sat fat – 9 grams carbs – 2 grams fiber
  • Ingredients: whole wheat flour, organic palm oil, water, organic cane sugar, sea salt.

 

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free 9” Pie Shells

  • Per 1/8 of crust: 95 cals – 5 grams fat – 2 grams sat fat – 12 grams carbs – 0 fiber
  • Ingredients: Brown rice flour, palm fruit oil, evaporated cane syrup, tapioca starch, potato starch…

 

Pastry Shells - Single-serving shells

  • Per shell: 80 cals – 0 fat – 0 sat fat – 17 grams carbs – 0 fiber
  • They’re essentially just white pastry crust, but they offer built-in portion control

 

Mini Fillo Shells

  • Per shell: 15 cals – 0.5 gram fat – 0 sat fat – 2 grams carbs – 0 fiber
  • Just white phyllo dough, but only 15 calories & 2 grams carb each, perfect for bite-sized portion control

 

 

 

HATE IT!

 

Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Pie Crust

  • Per 1/8 of crust: 130 cals – 8 grams fat – 3.5 grams sat fat – 14 grams carbs – 0 fiber
  • Ingredients: wheat flour (translation: white flour), palm oil, water, sugar, soybean oil.

 

Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Deep Dish Pie Crust

  • Per 1/8 of crust: 90 cals – 5 grams fat – 2 grams sat fat – 11 grams carbs – 0 fiber
  • Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour (translation: white flour), partially hydrogenated lard with BHA and BHT, sugar… plus contains yellow 5, yellow 6.

 

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