Lesson learned. Don't bake an apple pie with a whole wheat crust. Results are dry and tasteless. (But the filling is still yummy...so we're gutting it for all it's worth;).
Also, further confirming I'm not a baker. Cooking is much more my thang. (I think it's because I can be creative and don't entirely have to play by the rules. As when you break or bend rules in baking it's game over.)