Gluten Free Strawberry Pie + Giveaway

Check this out. Pillsbury just launched a new collection of gluten-free doughs — chocolate chip cookie, pizza and pastry doughs.

pillsbury gluten free cookie, pie and pizza dough

Last week, a box showed up on my doorstep with a sample of each. Oh happy day! I haven’t had pie in years. That is the one I was most excited to try.

But we started by taste testing the chocolate chip cookies.

pillsbury cookies

My kids fought over them, if that gives you any indication as to how good they were. My husband helped himself to a few as well, and he’s pretty picky about his chocolate chip cookies. In his words, “If I were gluten-free, I’d be pretty happy right now.”

pillsbury cookies with tub

I will say that they are every bit a good as any other ready-to-bake cookie I’ve tried, glutenous or not. I will definitely buy these again. My only complaint is, the tub only makes about 20 cookies so it doesn’t go very far — at least not in my house!

Last night we tried the pizza AND pie doughs.

First, the pizza dough. I made two mini-pizzas as afternoon snacks for the kids. The dough is pretty easy to spread, and it’s not too sticky if you follow the directions and grease your fingers and the pan. I put it on parchment to make sure it didn’t stick, and I topped it with my favorite Rose Romano’s marinara, pepperoni slices, and provolone and mozzarella cheeses. Once it was done, I added some basil chiffonade as garnish.

gluten-free pizza

It tasted pretty good, and the kids gobbled it up, but the dough didn’t cook through all the way. I tried to cook the second one longer, but it turned out the same way.

pizza slices

I think I maybe should have rolled it out a bit thinner. I liked the taste and texture, though — at least, around the edges where it was cooked. Since I have a ready-to-bake gluten-free pie crust that I love, I probably won’t buy this again.

And finally . . . the pie!

I was most excited about trying this Pillsbury dough, but it turned out to be the most frustrating to work with. I tried to follow the directions, kneading it until it was no longer crumbly, and rolling it out between two sheets of parchment paper. But I still couldn’t get the pie crust into the pan without it falling apart. Finally I cobbled together something resembling a pie crust. I didn’t even try to make the edges fancy; I just wanted to get the thing in the oven!

pillsbury gluten free pie crust

Then when I went to pull it out of the oven, I discovered that it shrunk. A LOT.

pillsbury gluten free pie crust

This part is my fault, though. I definitely used a pie plate that was too big. Had I used a regular 9-inch glass pan, I think it would have been okay because it held my filling just fine. In the future, I’ll remember to leave enough dough above the rim of the pie plate to allow for shrinkage.

strawberry glace pie

It didn’t make for a very pretty picture. But. Take a look at this.

Gluten Free Strawberry Pie

When I sliced it and put it on plates, no one cared that it didn’t fill my pie pan. We all dove in.

The crust was a bit chewy, but the flavor was good. While this crust was nothing like my mom’s homemade, and it wasn’t as flaky and tender as a typical store-bought pie shell, it is a decent gluten-free substitute. Once you fill it with something delicious, it is certainly a worthy vessel.

If I do say so myself, my homemade pie filling was delectable. I used a Strawberry Glacé Pie recipe from my old Betty Crocker cookbook and omitted the cream cheese layer. Everyone in our house scarfed it right down — crust and all. Of course, you can make this recipe with any pie dough you please, gluten free or regular.

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And finally, a giveaway.

WIN IT!

If you’d like to try the new gluten-free Pillsbury cookie, pie and pizza doughs, I am hosting a giveaway for a tin cooking set and coupons for free product.

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fine print: This contest is open to everyone with a United States mailing address. See my Giveaway Policies for more details. Thanks to Pillsbury® for sponsoring this post!

Comments

  1. says

    Love this! My son has been having stomach issues and the doctor is between acid reflux and gluten allergies! The test came inconclusive, so I will definitely be trying your recipes and dough!

  2. says

    I want to try this; usually I don’t like the taste of gluten-free products (and often they are mealy) but you have convinced me.
    Estelle

  3. Lee Ann says

    With all of the peaches we are getting off our tree, I would make a peach pie. But… that strawberry pie looks pretty good!

  4. Heather says

    My daughter (9) has celiac disease, so our whole family eats gluten free. I would love to try the pizza dough for her!

  5. Barb @ A Life in Balance says

    Wow! That pie looks really good! I miss pie. I know dh will be making lots of pumpkin pie this fall which I won’t be able to eat.

  6. Lorie D says

    I want to make a fresh peach pie with all of the local fresh peaches available right now.

  7. Vanessa says

    I can’t wait to make an awesome pie with the pie crust. For my dear friend that just went GF to treat her migraines.

  8. says

    Last night I read a recipe in House Beautiful for pie that you bake on a cookie sheet. You simply double the recipe, bake on a sheet, and cut using biscuit cutters for adorable little round pies and pizzas. I’d love to try that tip with this product, especially now that I’m gluten-free!

  9. Mary Ellis says

    I would love to try the pizza crust dough! I’m tired of going out with my boyfriend for pizza and having to order salads! =P

  10. Nicole Lillie says

    We have a blueberry field near our home, and our Celiac 5 year old is positively dying for a blueberry pie!

  11. Krista says

    I would make pizza and breadsticks.

    Maybe making mini pies in a muffin pan would be better. The dough would have a better chance of cooking all the way through.

  12. Heather says

    My kids would love the Gluten Free Personal Pepperoni Pizzas. They love anything that is more their size!

  13. says

    I’m most excited about trying the gluten free pizza crust dough. I love homemade pizza and would really like to make calzones with Pillsbury’s gluten free pizza dough crust. It would make life so much easier than making the dough from scratch!

  14. josey clark says

    If I won I would make my mother some cookies for her birthday.. She’s been gluten free for a mounth now and i think it’d cheer her up. :) tehe

  15. kolpin says

    i’ll make a big cookie cake out of the chocolate chip cookie dough!

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