Ashley English’s Year of Pies Giveaway


If you’re smart, you saw yesterday’s post on how to make pie as a hint of what was to come today.

If you’re dumb, you didn’t see yesterday’s post as a hint of what was to come today.  And you wear mittens all year long. Probably.

Indeed, yesterday’s post featuring one of the many pie recipes in Ashley English’s latest cookbook, A Year of Pies was just a taste of what was on its way.

Today, I have for you not one, not two, not three, but FOUR copies of this cookbook to give away courtesy of my best friend Ashley.



A- Year Of Pies 5



O.K. Ashley isn’t really my best friend.  I’ve never even met Ashley.

But I do believe if we were ever to meet, Ashley and I would (at the most) become best friends.  (At the least) we would refrain from pushing each other into oncoming traffic and probably wouldn’t pull each other’s hair.  We might even share mittens.

After a quick browse of the book I have determined that it does indeed include all 4 of the “True Pies“, as well as a several other non-true pies.  56 others to be exact.  Getting into the fact that the book includes variations on the True Pies probably should’t be discussed.  Like the fact that there’s a Chai Apple pie recipe.  Information like that could be detrimental to the fella’s father’s delicate pie sensibilities.

A few of my favourite pie titles from this book?


Pie Selections


Want to win a copy so you can make Galumpkis Pie?

Just tell me your favourite type of Pie!

This here contest is open until Sunday, December 2nd at midnight. The 4 winners will be announced next Thursday, December 6th.

Winners are going to be selected randomly.

This contest is now closed.


  1. jamie lynn says:

    my favorite would always be the classic apple. i’ve never made one but i bet there’s a helluva recipe for one in that book! 🙂 thanks to you and ashley for this giveaway!!

  2. Laura Watt says:

    Anything with rhubarb is good in my books!

  3. Corinne says:

    Pumpkin!! With real whipped cream! Yum!!

  4. Denise says:

    I love blueberry pie and cherry pie, and would alos like to learn how to make a meat pie!

  5. Em Johnston says:

    Huz says “dessert pie” is his fav. I think I heart apple pie the most. Classic and borderline boring, I’m sure, but eh… Whatevs.

  6. candace says:

    Raspberry pie, no question.

  7. Jenn says:

    French silk pie with lots of whipped cream…. Always for breakfast.

    • Kim says:

      OH MY !! French silk pie is THE BEST. Worked at a restaurant paying for college. We would damage those things on purpose just to share among the waitstaff …ah memories.

  8. claudine says:

    Apple pie is my favorite. Actually, I love all pies sweet or savory. It is a problem.

  9. Jodi says:

    I wanna win!!! I wanna win!! I wanna win!!!

    My most favouritest of all favourite pies is Strawberry Rhubarb (the rhubarb grown myself)

    Second is a wonderful tie between pumpkin, apple caramel, blueberry and cherry. Oh and Pecan – cant forget Pecan.

    I would like to try Lemon meringue, key lime, an sweet potato.

    So please for the love of all that is Holy and any god you believe in – LET ME WIN!!!

    That is all.

  10. Lynne says:

    Strawberry rhubarb, closely followed by cherry, closely followed by lemon meringue, closely followed by pecan, closely followed by apple – hmm there seems to be more than just one favourite ….

  11. Kelly says:

    Rhubarb Pie. Yummy!

  12. joan wyatt says:

    Definitely Faery’s Merengue pie, made with my 5 YO daughter. Any sweet smooth filling with merengue on top. We love it!

  13. Mmmm – pie!
    My first thought was Pumpkin, but then I remembered I haven’t had Flapper pie in ages so I’m going to go with that. Is Flapper pie in Ashley’s book?

    • Karen says:

      Um …. a what? Are you from America or Romania or something? ~ karen

      • Tsk Tsk – Flapper Pie is Canadian. From the prairies in fact.

        • Karen says:

          Ah! Well. The prairies. That’s practically Romania. ~ karen

        • Karen says:

          AND DON’T START SENDING ME HATE EMAILS FROM THE PRAIRIES! It’s a joke. A Little Pie on the Prairie joke. ~ karen

        • SK Farm Girl says:

          Good recovery! I was about to totally unleash on you! Bet you don’t know what Vi-Co is or what a bunnyhug is . . .

        • Karen says:

          Well Miss. Smarty pants, I *absolutely* know what a bunny hug is. The fella worked in Saskatchewan for half a year a little while ago and it’s one of the first things he told me about. NO idea what a Vi-Co is. He might, but I don’t have a clue. ~ karen!

        • SK Farm Girl says:

          As smart as he is, I’m pretty sure even the fella doesn’t know what Vi-co is! Just cuz I like ya, and cuz I’m always willing to “one up” anyone’s fella, I’ll let you in on Vi-co! Vi-co was, wait for it . . . chocolate milk!!! It was made by Dairy Producers and sold in Saskatchewan. In the mid 90’s, Dairy Producers was bought out and the name Vi-co was dropped – saddest day in SK history. Except for those 10 gazillion times the Roughriders lost a game in the last 15 or so seconds, or worse yet no time left on the clock!!!

        • Deb J. says:

          It’s okay Karen. I grew up on the prairies. They are practically like Romania. Especially from here in Ontario:)

  14. I love all pie. All of them. I already love the 60 in Ashley’s book even though I haven’t made them yet. That’s how much I love pie. I need to win this book….

  15. Jean says:

    Definitely Lemon Meringue Pie. No, make that Pumpkin Pie. On second thought, Banana Cream Pie. Oh what the heck, every pie!

  16. Kirsten says:

    Blackberry pie, made with fresh blackberries picked from my friend’s vines!

  17. Laura says:

    I’m old fashioned… An apple pie with cinnamon and a dollop of vanilla ice cream cannot be beaten, in my humble opinion. Though I can’t really think of a time when I’ve met a pie I didn’t like…

  18. kat m says:

    I adore chess pie!!! However on a past trip to Quebec, I discovered maple sugar pie. I could eat that every day! Now as I know you have family/peeps who lurve the syrup so much, that they guzzle it down right quick, I suspect that if you have a bottle of that in your house, it never manages to make it to the pie stage!!

    • Karen says:

      kat m – I have a few bottles of syrup that I made this spring from the tree in our backyard. It is hidden. I will bring it out on Christmas morning and he can do what he likes with it then. ~ karen

  19. Amber Lew says:

    My mother’s custard pie. Fantastic.

  20. Bri says:

    Any fruit pie is good in my book. And bourbon pecan, pumpkin, lemon and a whole host of others are welcome on my plate. In other words, I’m an equal opportunity pie lover.

  21. Raymonde says:

    Since I won last week, (happy, happy, joy, joy, joy!) I’m going to let someone else win one of these books.
    Let me just say that I love “tourtière” which is a delicious Québec meat pie. Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without it! I could also go on and on about the huge seafood pies from the Magdalen islands, or the tasty “cipaille”, another big venison pie from the Lac St-Jean region. And don’t get me started on sweet dessert pies!!!

    • Karen says:

      Raymonde – The fella got sick off cipaille at our cottage in Quebec a few years ago. Don’t think he’ll be eating that again for a decade or so. Email me your tourtière recipe and I’ll give it a shot! (my only complaint about it that it’s usually so dry! I like a little sauce in my pies) ~ karen

  22. Elif says:

    Strawberry rhubarb!

  23. Rachel says:

    French silk!

  24. Rose says:

    Turkey pie. I just made it last night for my son’s birthday. It’s what he asks for every year.

  25. Chris says:

    I am going to have to toss a coin on my favourite. It is either rhubarb or apple. My all time favourite was the apple pie my grandma made.It had the flakiest buttery crust that I have only come close in making and she even managed to make a crunchy sugary bottom crust. She never followed a recipe so I am still trying to replicate it. This is why cookbooks are so important.

  26. Robyn Orr says:

    Chocolate Pecan Pie! I am not even a huge chocolate person but this pie is less sickeningly sweet than pecan pie and has the most amazing mouth feel.

  27. Katie says:

    I like cream pies more than fruit pies. My top 2 favorite pies are Key lime and coconut cream. OMM NOM NOM!

  28. Kate says:

    Blackberry. Oh my, yes.

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  30. Faith says:

    My favorite pie is a “harvest” pie. A spin on apple pie with cranberries and walnuts (currants if you’re feeling crazy) tossed in the spiced apple mixture. All topped with a delicious crumbly struesel mixture which begs for a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I’ve also served it with homemade candied ginger ice cream, yum!!

  31. Natalie says:

    FAVORITE pie, eh? I guess I’d have to say apple. Though I do love custard, so flapper pie looks pretty damn good.

  32. Natika33 says:

    It would probably be better if I didn’t win this book, but I’ll tell you my favourite pie(s) anyway. Apple first, pecan second and blueberry third, but really I pretty much like all pies!

    I agree that tourtiere can be a bit dry. Apparently, if you make it with enough fatty meats like duck or pork it is more juicy, but my mother always uses less for health reasons. Hence, we eat our tourtiere with sauce (HP or Heinz 57) or sometimes even just ketchup.

    I’d love to play with the recipe one day and see if I could make a juicier tourtiere. I trust that if you ever make one, Karen, it will be perfect!

  33. MaryB says:

    Lemon pie!

  34. Rita says:

    My favorite pie is sweet potato pie with butter pecan ice cream. Sometimes my favorite pie is that Tarte Tatin.

  35. jezz says:

    My favorite pies are crumb pies, and shoofly pie is a big favorite.

  36. Jessica C says:

    I love pumpkin pie, but that may just be because it is the only one I can consistently make well. I too have always wanted to make a meat pie…well at least since I saw Sweeney Todd.

  37. Amie Mason says:

    I’m a lover of a chicken and leek pie. But the sweet tooth in me loves a cherry pie with vanilla mascapone. Yum!

  38. erica says:

    Rhubarb. Yum!

  39. Donna T says:

    Apple pie made with Jonathan apples, warm, not hot, with a little vanilla ice cream on top. Heavenly!

  40. My favorite is and always has been sour cream lemon. This was a Marie Callendar’s special but I’ve since found them elsewhere. Just because this is my favorite doesn’t mean that I’m not open to exploring other pies. I mean I don’t feel like I’m cheating or anything. Pie, like children, can be written out of the will anytime on a whim. This might be the result of finding another favorite should I find myself in possession of Ashley’s stupendous book.

  41. Cathy Bernard says:

    One? I have to pick one ??? I would have to say peach comes a very close second to bumble berry made with a variety of berries my 3.5 yr old daughter picks.

  42. Sharon says:

    Pecan or apple pie would be my first pick!

  43. Shannon says:

    Anything with berries more than pleases my palate, but I’d have to go with strawberry if I had to pick just one. Must be that childhood influence of growing up across the street from a huge strawberry patch in So California! Eating them til my belly ached…mmm, mmm. And, of course, I paid for every one of them…ahem.

  44. Mary says:

    Although it’s not a true pie,,,my favourite pie is peach pie! I’d love to see if Galumpkis Pie could sway me

  45. Wendy says:

    RAISIN!!! Warmed up with ice cream!!!!! MMMMM, Now I will have to go the Blackfoot Diner to get some. I can’t make pie, maybe the pie book would help me.

  46. Becca C. says:

    Blueberry. Hands down that is the best pie ever and I’ve never gotten sick of it. 🙂

  47. Belinda Philp says:

    mince and cheese, yep, I know, it’s not sweet, and it’s got meat in it, and cheese. (Here’s hoping you’re able to send a pie book to NZ!)

  48. Sylvia says:

    Strawberry-rhubarb. Yep. Or Cherry, that’s the one, cherry. Or Chess, yes I think Chess. Wait, then there’s Pecan or since I live in the South pEcan. Oh I don’t know they are all good! Pick me pick me!

  49. Jamie says:

    My favorite would have to be Cranberry-Apple. Sweet and tart!

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