Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Perfect whole wheat crusts for dessert pies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 pie crusts


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening

  • ½ cup ice water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Measure flours, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder into a bowl; stir together. Cut in shortening with 2 knives until a coarse meal forms. Sprinkle water over mixture. Stir with a spoon until a ball begins to form.

  3. Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll out into rounds between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Transfer to two 9-inch pie plates.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe also works with a mixture of vegetable shortening and vegetable oil.

Instead of waxed paper, you can cut open large resealable plastic bags and lightly flour them. Roll dough between them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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