The Pie Book – Worldwide Giveaway

Baking books are my downfall. While I can sometimes pull away from a cookbook (like a piece of metal from a magnet), I do not have much restraint when facing a title devoted to baking. Today, we have a worldwide promotion for The Pie Book: Over 400 Classic Recipes by Louis P. De Gouy and it is brilliant.

Here, master chef Louis P. De Gouy (former chef at the Waldorf Astoria) presents more than 400 tasty pie recipes. De Gouy, a founder of Gourmet magazine, is an expert at concise instruction. In addition to his carefully chosen recipes, he offers advice on flour selection, fruit preparation, and baking procedures, including the secrets to turning out a flaky, golden-brown crust every time.

Here a few examples of the unique recipes in this title: Frozen orange pie, Prune molasses cream pie, Prune nut cream pie, White House pecan pie, Green tomato mincemeat, Frozen maraschino pie, and Orange cream meringue pie. In addition, throughout The Pie Book, De Gouy provides various “methods” such as “the Southern method” or “the Florida method” because every region of the world puts their spin on recipes. The thoroughness of the contents will amaze you – for example the Marzipan meringue border and Boiled meringue topping recipes have over a dozen variations from angel food. coffee, pineapple to ginger meringue.

There are eight versions of pumpkin pie and more than 25 varieties of apple pie. A special section covers the use of toppings and glazes, with complete recipes for meringues, glazed cherry topping, almond paste, cheese topping, and many other finishes. This treasury of recipes puts all the essentials of good pie baking at the fingertips of amateurs and professionals alike. This book is an incredible reference tool for bakers. Update: I made the pecan pie this weekend and was able to snap a photo before baking. Next up the Frozen chocolate pie as I finally picked up gelatin! 

Our EYBD Preview showcases three recipes: Apple crumb pie, Pecan custard pie and Frozen chocolate pie. 

Thanks to our friends at Dover Books we are pleased to share a worldwide giveaway for The Pie Book below. If you are planning your holiday shopping, Dover is offering our members 25% off of their cookbook collection using this link and the code: WRBY.


Coming soon we will have an interview with baking guru, Nick Malgieri including a giveaway of his best selling How to Bake, being reissued by Dover Books. Anolon is joining us in this promotion and providing a set of their springform baking pans (round and square)! 

The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

What is your favorite pie to make or to eat?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 30th, 2018.

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  • KittyPride  on  October 10, 2018

    I like lemon meringue pie.

  • Kristjudy  on  October 10, 2018

    Coconut cream

  • matag  on  October 10, 2018

    Lemon meringue

  • Amdona  on  October 10, 2018

    Buttermilk pie

  • kitchen_chick  on  October 10, 2018

    I make an amazing Cranberry pie every Fall for Thanksgiving.

  • ebs  on  October 10, 2018

    I love pumpkin pie

  • Lynnd219  on  October 10, 2018

    Green tomato mincemeat pie sounds amazing

  • MiMi60  on  October 10, 2018

    I love custard pies.. I have not had or made one that I didn't like.

  • Elbyem  on  October 10, 2018

    Lemon meringue!

  • Tanner14  on  October 10, 2018

    I love a good gooseberry pie.

  • riley  on  October 10, 2018

    Boysenberry Pie is a favorite, however I haven't seen boysenberries (frozen, canned or fresh) for years.

  • demomcook  on  October 10, 2018

    In the summer, whichever fruit is in season is the pie I want to bake – peach, strawberry, apple, blueberry – the farmer's market picks my favorite until the next pie.

  • bevie19  on  October 10, 2018

    PEANUT BUTTER! Or, pumpkin, chocolate cream, blackberry.

  • lpatterson412  on  October 11, 2018

    Lemon Meringue is also my favorite, I'm sure I'd find a new favorite with this book though, such creative flavors listed!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  October 11, 2018

    My favorite pie to eat is boysenberry, but my favorite one to make is the classic apple pie.

  • merkusje  on  October 11, 2018

    Dutch apple pie to both eat and make

  • Dannausc  on  October 11, 2018

    Cherry pie!

  • kimtrev  on  October 11, 2018

    Banofee Pie

  • kmn4  on  October 11, 2018

    Lemon meringue pie…or raisin pie. Mincemeat? 🙂 I love pie, and would much rather have pie for my birthday treat than cake!

  • ravensfan  on  October 11, 2018

    Pecan pie

  • ktwalla  on  October 11, 2018

    Chocolate Pecan Pie

  • tennyogirl  on  October 11, 2018

    I love the mixed berry family of pies.

  • janv  on  October 11, 2018

    Orange cream meringue

  • tcjanes  on  October 11, 2018

    Custard pie.

  • vlr61  on  October 11, 2018

    I like pumpkin pie!

  • rchesser  on  October 11, 2018

    Chocolate Pecan Pie.

  • thecharlah  on  October 11, 2018

    Peanut butter pie

  • milgwimper  on  October 11, 2018

    Sour Cherry pie

  • RoseMGenuine  on  October 11, 2018

    Strawberry rhubarb pie!

  • banba1  on  October 12, 2018

    Blueberry is my favorite to eat, but somehow I have never made one! I always make an apple crostata because I have the recipe down and it is delicious!

  • vickster  on  October 12, 2018

    Rhubarb Pie

  • hillsboroks  on  October 12, 2018

    I love the many variations I have found for pear pies.

  • sarahawker  on  October 12, 2018

    Pecan Pie.

  • davisesq212  on  October 12, 2018

    My favorite pie to eat is chocolate cream pie. My favorite pie to make is apple pie. My best pie is lemon chess pie.

  • Steben  on  October 13, 2018

    Lemon meringue

  • pokarekare  on  October 13, 2018

    Steak and kidney pie – with the kidneys chopped very fine!

  • debbiehb  on  October 13, 2018

    Pumpkin pie

  • annieski  on  October 13, 2018

    Pecan for sweet and tomato pie for savory

  • t.t  on  October 13, 2018

    I'm known for my apple pie (with a crumb topping)

  • hirsheys  on  October 13, 2018

    I am always searching for the perfect rhubarb pie.

  • dcradicrn  on  October 14, 2018

    Rhubarb pie is my latest favorite as I just recently discovered my love of this veggie!

  • jmay42066  on  October 14, 2018

    I make a very good coconut cream pie.

  • lils74  on  October 15, 2018

    lemon pies of all sorts are my fav!

  • Potterhill  on  October 15, 2018

    Rhubarb custard is my favourite dble cruster. Coconut cream for a single crust. It was my Dad’s favourite. My Mom’s favourite was mincemeat, which I like only in tarts. My husband’s favourite pie is apple topped with a slice of old cheddar. Too much info? Too many pies!!!!!!

  • sipa  on  October 15, 2018

    Sour cherry

  • MamaEnki  on  October 15, 2018

    pecan pie

  • eatysmith  on  October 16, 2018

    Prune Molasses Cream Pie!

  • Lusciouslsi  on  October 16, 2018

    My favorite pie is Apple Crumb Pie.

  • Lhoude  on  October 16, 2018

    Apple pie!

  • maria411  on  October 16, 2018

    chocolate pecan pie! x

  • iza27  on  October 17, 2018

    Apple pie with a "twist" 🙂

  • lapsapchung  on  October 17, 2018

    I love making a proper raised pork pie with hot water crust pastry

  • herosky  on  October 17, 2018

    Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite.

  • sarahshan  on  October 17, 2018

    Rhubarb pie

  • stitchan  on  October 18, 2018

    Chocolate and mixed nut pie

  • LaurenE  on  October 18, 2018

    Boysenberry Pie

  • Kblg  on  October 19, 2018

    Caramel Apple Pie

  • SplashyWatermelon  on  October 19, 2018

    Key Lime Pie or Lemon Meringue, love the zingy citrus flavours!

  • biro  on  October 19, 2018

    Different kinds of hand pies

  • mpdeb98  on  October 19, 2018

    Key Lime Pie

  • BethBakesBest  on  October 19, 2018

    Definitely pumpkin pie. If pecan tassies count as pies then they're a close second.

  • Lafauvette  on  October 19, 2018

    Pecan to make and eat

  • JJWong  on  October 19, 2018

    My favorite pie to eat is banana cream pie. My favorite pie to make is chicken pot pie.

  • trsophia  on  October 20, 2018

    I love lemon pie!

  • sequoia55  on  October 20, 2018

    Banofee Pie

  • BMeyer  on  October 20, 2018

    cranberry pie

  • luccio  on  October 20, 2018

    I love Custard Pie, 'though I'm still looking for the perfect recipe…

  • vickster  on  October 20, 2018

    Anything with rhubarb

  • RSW  on  October 20, 2018

    Raisin pie

  • Dlaraneta  on  October 20, 2018

    Boysenberry, lemon and pumpkin!

  • Joyceeong  on  October 20, 2018

    Apple pie!

  • antpantsii  on  October 20, 2018

    Rhubarb pie!

  • Sfgordon  on  October 22, 2018

    Key lime pie is an all-time favorite

  • Teffa  on  October 22, 2018

    I love a warm pecan pie!

  • NaomiH  on  October 22, 2018

    Lemon meringue pie

  • Brancica  on  October 22, 2018

    Any berry pie

  • babiafi  on  October 22, 2018

    apple pie 🙂

  • sammymonty88  on  October 23, 2018

    Pumpkin Pie 🙂

  • hdh747  on  October 23, 2018

    bilberry pie

  • vmsparrow  on  October 23, 2018

    Steak and kidney

  • KarenGlad  on  October 23, 2018

    Every one of the pumpkin pie recipes!

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  October 23, 2018

    a simple apple pie

  • tararr  on  October 23, 2018


  • permie_girl  on  October 24, 2018

    Rhubarb crumble pie

  • rlgreen91  on  October 24, 2018

    I love a good sweet potato pie during Thanksgiving.

  • LeMinou  on  October 24, 2018

    I love pure strawberry pie with no fillers!

  • modbaker  on  October 24, 2018

    Pumpkin pie or coconut cream pie…do I need to decide?!

  • bethbaye  on  October 25, 2018

    Pumpkin pie, using a homemade lard/butter crust, homemade pumpkin pie spice, a combo of canned milk and heavy cream, and Libby’s from the can.

  • Ishtar  on  October 26, 2018

    Rhubarb pie

  • Jenamarie  on  October 27, 2018

    Pecan pie!

  • Siegal  on  October 28, 2018

    This season I like pumpkin pies 🥧

  • Mardeen11  on  October 28, 2018

    Being from the Pacific NW, I have to say my favorite is wild blackberry pie. The ultimate taste of summer!

  • smartie101  on  October 28, 2018

    Pumpkin pie with whip cream

  • jd5761  on  October 30, 2018

    pumpkin pie this time of year

  • barbarapalermo  on  October 31, 2018

    Cherry pie!

  • GillB  on  November 1, 2018

    Banoffee Pie

  • EmilyR  on  November 2, 2018

    Key Lime… or Pecan!

  • Plumbobmummy  on  November 3, 2018

    Classic apple pie

  • Carpecookie  on  November 3, 2018

    Lemon meringue pie

  • jluvs2bake  on  November 3, 2018

    Cherry pie is probably my favorite, but I loooove my mom's peach pie <3

  • a1apple  on  November 3, 2018

    A nice fluffy pastry Steak and Cheese Pie!

  • stephanie12345789  on  November 8, 2018

    cherry pie

  • artthecat  on  November 8, 2018

    Derby pie!

  • Laura1  on  November 9, 2018

    pumpkin pie

  • Alka  on  November 9, 2018

    lemon merinque

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  November 10, 2018

    I love eating a deep dish apple pie.

  • orchidlady01  on  November 13, 2018

    My favorite pie to make and eat is pumpkin pie.

  • Radley  on  November 13, 2018

    Cinnamon and apple pie

  • MammaGoRound  on  November 14, 2018

    I love Chicken Pies.

  • Sand9  on  November 16, 2018

    Like homemade chicken. leek, ham and mushroom pie x

  • DimensionAEB  on  November 17, 2018

    Apple Pie

  • PaulaCheadle  on  November 17, 2018

    I love a nice fruit pie

  • mixedlot  on  November 17, 2018

    Apple and blackberry pie

  • deanfromuk  on  November 17, 2018

    has to be a chicken and mushroom pie for the fam!

  • jezpurr  on  November 17, 2018


  • Arinelle  on  November 18, 2018

    Apple pie!

  • Uhmandanicole  on  November 20, 2018

    I love to eat blueberry pie

  • Newfiegirl  on  November 22, 2018

    Cherry pie a’la mode. No better way to celebrate a too-short cherry season

  • love2chow  on  November 27, 2018

    chicken pot pie

  • Analyze  on  November 28, 2018

    Picking a favorite pie is like picking a favorite book – I can't do it! But I just made the Mississippi Mud Pie from Cook's Country and that was GREAT! Would love to try the Orange Cream pie from this book!

  • Rachelkg  on  November 30, 2018

    Tomato Pie

  • lgroom  on  November 30, 2018

    Cherry, without a doubt!!

  • stepspior  on  November 30, 2018

    Fruits of the Forest

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