Most traditional pie crusts are often heavy in saturated fats. When you need something a bit lighter (and much healthier), try this whole wheat version of a pie crust instead. This crust only takes a few minutes to mix together and roll out — now your party and holiday prep can feel a little lighter, too!
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3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons trans fat-free vegetable shortening
One, 9-inch pie crust or 10-inch tart shell = 6 servings
Total fat: 10 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 18 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 50 mg
Potassium: 40 mg
— Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books).