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 17th, 2018.

83 Comments

  • KittyPride  on  10/10/2018 at 6:40 PM

    I like lemon meringue pie.

  • Kristjudy  on  10/10/2018 at 6:43 PM

    Coconut cream

  • matag  on  10/10/2018 at 6:48 PM

    Lemon meringue

  • Amdona  on  10/10/2018 at 7:06 PM

    Buttermilk pie

  • kitchen_chick  on  10/10/2018 at 7:37 PM

    I make an amazing Cranberry pie every Fall for Thanksgiving.

  • ebs  on  10/10/2018 at 7:52 PM

    I love pumpkin pie

  • Lynnd219  on  10/10/2018 at 7:54 PM

    Green tomato mincemeat pie sounds amazing

  • MiMi60  on  10/10/2018 at 8:57 PM

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

  • Elbyem  on  10/10/2018 at 10:16 PM

    Lemon meringue!

  • Tanner14  on  10/10/2018 at 10:45 PM

    I love a good gooseberry pie.

  • riley  on  10/10/2018 at 11:09 PM

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

  • demomcook  on  10/10/2018 at 11:41 PM

    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  10/10/2018 at 11:54 PM

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

  • lpatterson412  on  10/11/2018 at 12:16 AM

    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  10/11/2018 at 1:26 AM

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

  • merkusje  on  10/11/2018 at 2:51 AM

    Dutch apple pie to both eat and make

  • Dannausc  on  10/11/2018 at 5:03 AM

    Cherry pie!

  • kimtrev  on  10/11/2018 at 9:11 AM

    Banofee Pie

  • kmn4  on  10/11/2018 at 9:41 AM

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

  • ravensfan  on  10/11/2018 at 10:57 AM

    Pecan pie

  • ktwalla  on  10/11/2018 at 1:30 PM

    Chocolate Pecan Pie

  • tennyogirl  on  10/11/2018 at 1:54 PM

    I love the mixed berry family of pies.

  • janv  on  10/11/2018 at 4:12 PM

    Orange cream meringue

  • tcjanes  on  10/11/2018 at 4:58 PM

    Custard pie.

  • vlr61  on  10/11/2018 at 6:46 PM

    I like pumpkin pie!

  • rchesser  on  10/11/2018 at 8:23 PM

    Chocolate Pecan Pie.

  • thecharlah  on  10/11/2018 at 8:31 PM

    Peanut butter pie

  • milgwimper  on  10/11/2018 at 8:36 PM

    Sour Cherry pie

  • RoseMGenuine  on  10/11/2018 at 9:15 PM

    Strawberry rhubarb pie!

  • banba1  on  10/12/2018 at 2:39 AM

    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  10/12/2018 at 7:47 AM

    Rhubarb Pie

  • hillsboroks  on  10/12/2018 at 10:05 AM

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

  • sarahawker  on  10/12/2018 at 1:04 PM

    Pecan Pie.

  • davisesq212  on  10/12/2018 at 4:40 PM

    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  10/13/2018 at 1:43 AM

    Lemon meringue

  • pokarekare  on  10/13/2018 at 8:11 AM

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

  • debbiehb  on  10/13/2018 at 9:16 AM

    Pumpkin pie

  • annieski  on  10/13/2018 at 10:28 AM

    Pecan for sweet and tomato pie for savory

  • t.t  on  10/13/2018 at 10:57 AM

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

  • hirsheys  on  10/13/2018 at 5:37 PM

    I am always searching for the perfect rhubarb pie.

  • dcradicrn  on  10/14/2018 at 1:44 PM

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

  • jmay42066  on  10/14/2018 at 5:27 PM

    I make a very good coconut cream pie.

  • lils74  on  10/15/2018 at 12:14 AM

    lemon pies of all sorts are my fav!

  • Potterhill  on  10/15/2018 at 12:19 AM

    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  10/15/2018 at 11:09 AM

    Sour cherry

  • MamaEnki  on  10/15/2018 at 3:17 PM

    pecan pie

  • eatysmith  on  10/16/2018 at 5:00 AM

    Prune Molasses Cream Pie!

  • Lusciouslsi  on  10/16/2018 at 10:04 AM

    My favorite pie is Apple Crumb Pie.

  • Lhoude  on  10/16/2018 at 10:29 AM

    Apple pie!

  • maria411  on  10/16/2018 at 4:16 PM

    chocolate pecan pie! x

  • iza27  on  10/17/2018 at 1:27 AM

    Apple pie with a "twist" :)

  • lapsapchung  on  10/17/2018 at 8:49 AM

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

  • herosky  on  10/17/2018 at 7:22 PM

    Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite.

  • sarahshan  on  10/17/2018 at 9:03 PM

    Rhubarb pie

  • stitchan  on  10/18/2018 at 8:43 AM

    Chocolate and mixed nut pie

  • LaurenE  on  10/18/2018 at 8:47 AM

    Boysenberry Pie

  • Kblg  on  10/19/2018 at 12:41 AM

    Caramel Apple Pie

  • SplashyWatermelon  on  10/19/2018 at 7:31 PM

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

  • biro  on  10/19/2018 at 7:44 PM

    Different kinds of hand pies

  • mpdeb98  on  10/19/2018 at 7:55 PM

    Key Lime Pie

  • BethBakesBest  on  10/19/2018 at 8:22 PM

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

  • Lafauvette  on  10/19/2018 at 8:22 PM

    Pecan to make and eat

  • JJWong  on  10/19/2018 at 10:35 PM

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

  • trsophia  on  10/20/2018 at 12:53 AM

    I love lemon pie!

  • sequoia55  on  10/20/2018 at 4:03 AM

    Banofee Pie

  • BMeyer  on  10/20/2018 at 6:25 AM

    cranberry pie

  • luccio  on  10/20/2018 at 7:27 AM

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

  • vickster  on  10/20/2018 at 7:32 AM

    Anything with rhubarb

  • RSW  on  10/20/2018 at 7:53 AM

    Raisin pie

  • Dlaraneta  on  10/20/2018 at 7:55 AM

    Boysenberry, lemon and pumpkin!

  • Joyceeong  on  10/20/2018 at 8:43 AM

    Apple pie!

  • antpantsii  on  10/20/2018 at 10:32 PM

    Rhubarb pie!

  • Sfgordon  on  10/22/2018 at 4:10 AM

    Key lime pie is an all-time favorite

  • Teffa  on  10/22/2018 at 7:30 AM

    I love a warm pecan pie!

  • NaomiH  on  10/22/2018 at 10:01 AM

    Lemon meringue pie

  • Brancica  on  10/22/2018 at 3:51 PM

    Any berry pie

  • babiafi  on  10/22/2018 at 5:41 PM

    apple pie :)

  • sammymonty88  on  10/23/2018 at 2:06 AM

    Pumpkin Pie :)

  • hdh747  on  10/23/2018 at 2:57 AM

    bilberry pie

  • vmsparrow  on  10/23/2018 at 6:34 AM

    Steak and kidney

  • KarenGlad  on  10/23/2018 at 6:39 AM

    Every one of the pumpkin pie recipes!

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  10/23/2018 at 6:46 AM

    a simple apple pie

  • tararr  on  10/23/2018 at 12:12 PM

    Blueberry

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