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. Becs pantry says:

    Oh, I love love love making chicken, bacon and mushroom pie with a white sauce. Come to think of it, I’ve not made this for ages! To the kitchen!

  2. SK Farm Girl says:

    Well . . . when I’m with a particular old school friend it’s Banana Cream; or at local fall suppers it’s pumpkin pie with REAL whipped cream; or at my auntie’s it’s whatever she’s just pulled out of the oven; or at a small-town sports day it’s whatever berry is in season; or at a curling bonspiel it’s lemon merangue! Damn my Decision Defecit Disorder!!!

  3. karen anderson says:

    Strawberry rhubarb–and I clearly need this book since mine was unedible at Thanksgiving!!

  4. Rhonda "SmartyPants" says:

    Pie? Favorite? Favorite pie? Uh, mince meat w/real beef inside, quiche, chicken pot pie, pumpkin, rhubarb, rhubarb-strawberry, strawberry, chocolate cream, lemon meringue, banana split cream, coconut cream, toasted coconut cream, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, banana cream, apple sour cream, apple crumb crust, apple, pecan, walnut bourbon, key lime, sour cream/cream cheese w/canned cherries, cherry, marionberry . . . sorry, I’m at an impasse, let me get back to you, please?

  5. Jackie says:

    My favorite type of pie is apple pie. Delicious!

  6. Athena R says:

    I love too many pies to have a favorite, but one of my favorites is called Fat Pie…it’s a fluffy delicious concoction of whipped cream, pecans, crushed pineapples, lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk in a graham cracker crust.

  7. Laurel says:

    There are oh so many pies I love…Oh I couldn’t tell if I could enter to win living in New Zealand or not? I’m American living in NZ and there is a huge shortage of really nice sweet pies…I always seem to go for the ones I miss the most, and my most loved…Missippi Mud Pie. *swoon* Although I can only ever make it when i get my hands on some jell-o stovetop pudding mix, which is rarely. 🙁 (I’ve tried to make my own pudding…it’s just not the same..heh)

  8. Erika says:

    Pie with feta cheese and zucchini. And for dessert: Lemon menringue pie!!

  9. Beth says:

    I love pie!!! Apple is definitely my favorite, and my mom makes the best 🙂 She makes her crust from scratch, but I usually cheat.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Pumpkin is my fav…but none of that canned stuff! REAL pumpkin filling, topped with whipped cream. Yummmmm! 🙂

  11. marsha says:

    I love peanut butter pie. Actually, I love most pies but I think peanut butter is the best. Coconut cream pies aren’t bad either. Maybe I don’t have a favorite – just enjoy any and all!

  12. Kim Merry says:

    I would have to say that pecan is my all time favorite…. but frankly I have never met a pie I didn’t like!!!!
    My mother in law makes a “Gerryberry” pie that is really good. I asked her once what a “Gerryberry” was, her answer- “You know… the berries that I pick at Gerry’s house” LOL!

  13. Anna says:

    Pecan. What could be better than a sugar pie with nuts in it? When no one else in the house likes it, that’s what. All MINE.

  14. farquist says:

    Strawberry Rhubarb (from my garden) and whipping cream (not from my garden)

  15. Kathy W says:

    Yum, banana cream pie…my fav

  16. Patteta says:

    Love, love, love little hand-held, golden-crusted peach pies but Key Lime pie is a real close second. For some reason I prefer food I can eat out-of-hand, while I walk around doing nothing. Don’t know why…

  17. Lara says:

    Blueberry! My husband is the pie baker in this family. But he only makes apple (his fave) and only one time per year. I suspect that if there was a pie recipe book in the house — um, like this one — we’d get more pie variety more often! Yum!

  18. Cynthia E says:

    Classic apple pie is the bomb, but I have to admit that cherry pie is also a contender for favorite.

  19. Bonnie says:

    Chai apple pie will certainly be my new favorite, since apple pie is my current favorite, and I adore chai.
    In any event, thank you both.

  20. Laura Bee says:

    My nana’s elderberry pie might be my favourite.
    We had store-bought apple last night for hubby’s birthday. I was looking at cakes, but your post gave me pie on the brain. The pie was disappointing I need this book so store bought pie will never come into this house again.

  21. Erica Filpi says:

    I grew up n a household where everything was generic, pumpkin, apple, banana…… This book has me excited about more flavorful pies. (And I want to try the meat pies). I don’t have a favorite, but I DO have a dislike… Keylime pie, yuck.

  22. Sarah says:

    My mother’s homemade apple pie. Little nutmeg. No toppings. Served ice cold, from the fridge a day later. This will always be my favourite! Now I want pie!

  23. Jeannette says:

    Blueberry pie is my favorite!

  24. Elizabeth says:

    Gooseberry pie, as made by my mother. Delicious!

  25. ev says:

    Peach Pie! Cobbler is good too, but peach pie is the thing. I like savory pies a lot–chicken pot pie is wonderful–has to have top & bottom crust though. Sure would like to have that pie book! Thanks Karen.

  26. Michelle says:

    I made yesterday’s pie with whiskey and it was great but top fav of all would have to be wild saskatoon berry by grandma.
    (I also forgot to put the sugar into yesterday’s pie and it was still really good)

  27. Anita says:

    Pecan Pie! yummy!!!

  28. Noodle says:

    Turkey pie is a thing? that sounds awesome! I’m a big fan of meat pies in general. My favorite at the moment is the “SMOG” (steak, mushroom, onion, and gruyere) that they make at the local pie shop.

  29. sophie says:

    key-lime, pumpkin, pecan, blueberry, raspberry, how could I ever pick just one!

  30. Anna Lee says:

    Shepherd’s Pie! (ha ha ha) –
    I am a pretty big fan of pie as long as it has a good crust. And since I recently came into possession of my great-grandfather’s famous pie crust recipe (he was a Fred Harvey House baker in Colorado and New Mexico)… I’m in luck.
    Today my favorite pie is macadamia nut pie – a recipe of my grandmother’s. She passed away last year and I made it in her honor and absence at this year’s Thanksgiving.

  31. Kathy says:

    Gino’s East Pizza Pie in Chicago!!!! Good for breakfast, lunch and supper….who needs dessert?!

  32. Marta says:

    Warm blueberry pie (blueberries from Northern Ontario) with vanilla ice cream. Om nom nom…

  33. Brenda says:

    Warm blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream. Yum!

  34. Suanne Jefferies says:

    How the heck can you pick ONE favorite kind of pie? That’s like choosing a favorite hair from your head!
    Hmmmmmm….I guess rhubarb, or black raspberry, or maybe banana cream or pecan, no wait, chocolate cream…SEE? Impossible!

  35. LuAnn says:

    Raisin pie!!
    With cream. Or without.
    With ice cream. Or without.

  36. John C says:

    My favourite pie is any pie while on PEI. Whenever we vacation on PEI, it’s pie every night! “keep your fork Duke, there’s pie!”

  37. valerie says:

    coconut cream pie is my most favorite!

  38. APPLE PIE ALL THE WAY. Well, any pie that SOMEONE ELSE makes for me. Everything always tastes better when someone else makes it. xx

  39. Beckie says:

    I just learned something new (about myself)

    I can’t pick a favorite pie! I love too many of them to name one as my Very Favorite

    I don’t want to hurt the feelings of the other pies by choosing just one =)

    what with apple pie and pumpkin pie and blueberry pie and Fruits of the Forest pie and chicken pot pie and coconut custard pie and seafood pot pie…and turkey pot pie…and peach pie…

    but I will say, anything stuck between layers of flaky, buttery crust is heaven on a plate!

    thanks for the chance =)

  40. pooks says:

    MEAT PIE!!!!

    Okay, Cornish pasties. Eaten in Cornwall.

    On the coastal path with a wide view of the sea and rocky cliffs and green, green sweeps of patchwork fields separated by hedgerows.

    With cows.

    Which provide meat.

    For MEAT PIES!

  41. Judith says:

    Ohhh, PECAN. Always, always pecan.

  42. Melanie says:

    My favorite pie is definitely Pecan. My aunt passed away two years ago and it was always her tradition to bring her famous homemade pecan pie to Thanksgiving dinner. Now her daughter has carried on the tradition and it holds a special place in all of our hearts. Plus, it tastes amazing. Nutty and just the right amount of sweetness without being disgusting.

  43. Elizabeth says:

    It’s a dead heat between the ever classic apple and lemon pudding pie, meringue me not!

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  45. Delores says:

    Key Lime Pie made with fresh key limes!

  46. Carol-Anne says:

    If I really had to choose a favourite… Lemon Meringue.

    Good luck everyone!

  47. Susie says:

    Pecan or coconut cream top my list, I even have some lard in the freezer to make the crusts with. Lard makes the very best crusts.

  48. Tara says:

    Coconut Cream pie…no wait, Blueberry…or um banana cream…

  49. Leah says:

    I love the smells and flavors of fall…like apple pie and pumpkin pie. Scrumptious!

  50. Vanessa says:

    My absolute favorite pie is my mom’s blueberry pie. My grandparents used to have acres of blueberry bushes, and my mom’s pie, made from just-picked blueberries from Nana’s farm, simply CANNOT be beat.

    That said, I have never been known to turn away a slice of any variety. I am the neighborhood champion of pie crusts, but I’d love to win this book and expand my filling repertoire!

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