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PostHeaderIcon A Healthier Pie – Whole Wheat & Flax Crust

I don’t like making pies,  I just don’t like making the crust, mixing cold butter with flour is messy and I avoid it. Though I do enjoy eating pie, but I can’t help feeling bad about the loads of butter I know is in the crust. With that said, I was in the mood for pie the other night and decided to go on a hunt for a better crust recipe. I found inspiration in a recipe at the Vegetarian Times (magazine) website and violá:

Whole-Wheat & Flaxseed Pie Crust

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Allergy Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch
Misc Pre-preparable
Though not your typical pie crust, the Graham flour adds a delicious flavor and the flaxseed adds a hint of delicious nuttiness!


  • ¾ cup Graham flour (
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed (ground)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons ice water


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Whisk together flours, ground flaxseeds, and salt in large bowl.
3. Melt butter and stir it as well as the oil into flour mixture with a fork.
4. Gradually stir in ice water until dough forms an easy-to-handle ball. Roll ball into a circle, then press dough into a pie pan.
5. Crimp dough at edges, and prick bottom all over with a fork; bake 10-15 minutes, then remove from oven to cool.

I had not used this flour until moving to Sweden, but now that I have discovered it, I use it quite often in bread, cake and now pie crust recipes! For those of you who don’t know what graham flour is, here is the wikipedia link:

What I like about pie is that anything is game, meaning you can pretty much fill it with anything and it tastes good! It’s a simple meal yet plenty tasty and filling. This particular pie I filled with 4 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of cheese, 6 slices of turkey breast and fresh parsley. It was really tasty!

My husband asked me to make mashed potatoes to go with it, so I made some for him, but for myself I roasted carrots and zucchini sprinkled with olive oil and lemon pepper. Delicious!