The Book on Pie and a JK Adams Pastry Board Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies by Erin Jeanne McDowell with one grand prize winner in the US receiving The Ultimate Pastry Board from JK Adams as well!

The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies by Erin Jeanne McDowell starts with the basics, including techniques, conversions, make-ahead tips, and styling tricks, before diving into 100 of her unique and intriguing recipes. This is a stunning book filled with photographs and all the expertise that Erin has stored in her baker’s brain. Erin wants us to embrace pie with intensity and without fear. Erin has a sneak peek on her website.

There is a wealth of great pie books out there with each offering that particular baker’s own style. knowledge, and love of pie. However, Erin wins best in show this year as she has delivered a book that not only shares tried and true recipes but also so much more such as “the whys of pie” which are spread throughout the book. In these helpful nuggets, she informs us what a deep dish pie is and what that means for your crust, filling, and bake time or the whys of using other fats and so forth. She covers freezing pies, sprinkles pie-deas throughout, pie pep talks for getting the texture right for fruit fillings and so very much more.

To celebrate this spectacular book, our friends at JK Adams is offering one US winner an Ultimate Pastry Board shown pictured below. I cannot express in adequate terms how much I love this board. I’ve used it for biscuits and cookies already and the divet for the rolling pin is brilliant. I appreciate having a separate board/surface that is only for baking and flour related tasks and that I know has not been subjected to the list of questionable things that touch our countertops daily. Of course, I bleach my countertop daily but it is an extra relief having this board for all pastry work and that I can easily move to the dining room table for bigger projects is another bonus.

The Ultimate Pastry Board from JK Adams is perfect for rolling out pie and tart doughs with diameters engraved with the 5 common sizes for pies, rulers on both horizontal and vertical size for pastry measurements, made of American maple with a walnut cleat, on one side, to brace against the edge of the counter, a rolling pin rest has been notched out in the corner to keep your pin in place and the reverse side is flat for everyday prep.

Special thanks to the publisher for offering three copies of this title to our members in the US and CA and to JK Adams for providing one of their gorgeous pastry boards as shown above to a member in the US. Entry options include answering the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index of this title would you make first?

Visit JK Adams and check out their amazing products and leave a second comment on a board or product that catches your eye.

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  • sarahawker  on  December 16, 2020

    Banana dumplings

  • sarahawker  on  December 16, 2020

    Id love the Polish Pottery Regency Bowl-Sunburst Daisy

  • Bigmanlovesfood  on  December 16, 2020

    The savory pies in the book call out to me most

  • Bigmanlovesfood  on  December 16, 2020

    And that pastry board like incredible

  • rlmolnar  on  December 16, 2020

    Coconut custard pie.

  • rlmolnar  on  December 16, 2020

    The hummingbird rolling pin is lovely.

  • CCloutier  on  December 16, 2020

    Gingerbread pie crust!

  • mcrimmins  on  December 16, 2020

    Coconut Custard Pie is my favorite

  • hbakke  on  December 16, 2020

    Gooseberry vanilla cream pie

  • hbakke  on  December 16, 2020

    Maple Round Cheese Board with cracker groove

  • kelrific  on  December 16, 2020

    Whole apple dumplings 🙂

  • mcrimmins  on  December 16, 2020

    I love the Pastry Board–so cool.

  • Kerreydp  on  December 16, 2020

    I’d make the blood orange brûlée pie.

  • Kerreydp  on  December 16, 2020

    I’d love the embossed hummingbird rolling pin.

  • redcurrant  on  December 16, 2020

    The vegan pie crust

  • redcurrant  on  December 16, 2020

    The embossed rolling pins are nice

  • matag  on  December 16, 2020

    Spicy pie dough

  • matag  on  December 16, 2020

    Maple Square Cheese Board with cracker groove

  • DJBWA  on  December 16, 2020

    Sausage and caramelized onion pie with soft pretzel crust

  • stef  on  December 16, 2020

    Sour cherry hand pies

  • stef  on  December 16, 2020

    Ultimate pastry board

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 16, 2020

    Za’atar pie dough

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 16, 2020

    I would love the Walnut Rectangle Serving Board

  • ccwashashore  on  December 16, 2020

    Oh, that Pastry Board is to die for! And I wouldn’t mind a 1/4 inch Lovely Rolling Pin to go with it!

  • ccwashashore  on  December 16, 2020

    Beef and Mushroom Pie – it’s going to snow tonight and that would be so perfect to pull from the oven to banish the cold!

  • lean1  on  December 16, 2020

    Herbes de Provence dough

  • lean1  on  December 16, 2020

    I’d like the Lovely Rolling Pin

  • Kristjudy  on  December 16, 2020

    Coconut custard pie.

  • Kristjudy  on  December 16, 2020

    Hummingbird rolling pin

  • kmn4  on  December 16, 2020

    Caramel-Earl Grey custard pie in gingersnap crumb crust

  • kmn4  on  December 16, 2020

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • Siegal  on  December 16, 2020

    Turmeric pie dough is probably gorgeous

  • Siegal  on  December 16, 2020

    I like the pour spout board

  • Mtetpon  on  December 17, 2020

    Gingerbread pie crust

  • couponcari  on  December 17, 2020

    The ultimate pastry board looks amazing!

  • couponcari  on  December 17, 2020

    Gluten free pie dough!

  • ravensfan  on  December 17, 2020

    Mixed-berry hand pies

  • ravensfan  on  December 17, 2020

    Ash Driftwood Lazy Susan

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 17, 2020

    Breakfast pie

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 17, 2020

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • stevestroud  on  December 17, 2020

    Apple pie!

  • calliemar  on  December 17, 2020

    Blueberry swamp pie

  • okmosa  on  December 17, 2020

    I’d try all the different grain crusts – rye, polenta, buckwheat, it goes on and on

  • okmosa  on  December 17, 2020

    I was hoping I’d find a large pasta-making board on the JK Adams site, but, not finding one, the big pastry board looks very great.

  • debrakp  on  December 17, 2020

    Anything with meringue!

  • CapeCodCook  on  December 17, 2020

    I would make the Gingerbread Crust!

  • CapeCodCook  on  December 17, 2020

    The JK Adams Reversible MAple Carving Board is my choice@

  • ebs  on  December 17, 2020

    Sour cherry hand pies

  • ebs  on  December 17, 2020

    I would love the Ultimate Pastry Board

  • Kitiara121  on  December 18, 2020

    My new husband would get the first choice since he adores pie.

  • Kitiara121  on  December 18, 2020

    The Lovely Rolling Pin from JK Adam’s would be perfect for rolling out my pie crusts.

  • roxlet  on  December 18, 2020

    Beef and mushroom pie

  • NaomiH  on  December 18, 2020

    Caramel chai custard pie in shortbread crumb crust

  • NaomiH  on  December 18, 2020

    Patisserie Rolling Pin

  • Elena Rose  on  December 18, 2020

    Cardamom lemon pie dough!

  • inflytur  on  December 18, 2020

    JK Adams’s Ash Driftwood Lazy Susan

  • inflytur  on  December 18, 2020

    Sesame lamb pie with cucumber salad look intriguing

  • Elena Rose  on  December 18, 2020

    I’d love a maple round serving board

  • sipa  on  December 18, 2020

    Whole-apple dumplings

  • sipa  on  December 18, 2020

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • hrk  on  December 18, 2020

    Sweet-and-spicy kale and squash pithiviers

  • hrk  on  December 18, 2020

    French Tapered Rolling Pin

  • slee555  on  December 18, 2020

    They all look so good but the savory pies stand out.

  • dusksunset  on  December 18, 2020

    Sour cherry hand pies

  • dusksunset  on  December 18, 2020

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • Mariarosa  on  December 18, 2020

    Cranberry-orange pie

  • Mariarosa  on  December 18, 2020

    Pro Edge Maple Carving and Prep Board

  • MarciK  on  December 19, 2020

    Roasted pineapple pie

  • MarciK  on  December 19, 2020

    Laura Zindel Small Serving Dish, Honey Bee

  • amylou61  on  December 19, 2020

    I’d try the Rough puff pastry

  • amylou61  on  December 19, 2020

    I’d like to find the Insulated Baking Sheet under our tree

  • calguire  on  December 19, 2020

    Cherry End-Grain Cutting Board

  • calguire  on  December 19, 2020

    Roasted pineapple pie

  • Vegmeister  on  December 19, 2020

    gluten-free pie dough

  • Vegmeister  on  December 19, 2020

    Mason Cash In the Forest Pitcher

  • fbrunetti  on  December 19, 2020

    Brown sugar chess pie

  • fbrunetti  on  December 19, 2020

    Maple BBQ Carving Board

  • rusthawk  on  December 19, 2020

    I’d love to own the Walnut BBQ Carving Board from JKAdams.

  • rusthawk  on  December 19, 2020

    I would like to make the Mixed-berry hand pies.

  • BMeyer  on  December 19, 2020

    apple dumplings

  • Ren23  on  December 20, 2020

    Cardamom lemon pie dough

  • Ren23  on  December 20, 2020

    Fletchers’ Mill Maple Mills 6″

  • Dheisle  on  December 20, 2020

    That rolling pin is my dream tool!

  • mpdeb98  on  December 20, 2020

    Caramel apple pie

  • mpdeb98  on  December 20, 2020

    Maple USA-shaped board

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 21, 2020

    banana dumplings

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 21, 2020

    Other than the ultimate pastry board, the large rustic rectangle serving board could be under my tree 🙂

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 21, 2020

    I would like to make the Cajun pie dough.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 21, 2020

    I would like to find the Ash Round Serving Board under the tree.

  • Delfina69  on  December 21, 2020

    Blueberry Swamp pie

  • Sfgordon  on  December 21, 2020

    Pie-ce ice cream sandwiches!

  • Sfgordon  on  December 21, 2020

    The packout travel board definitely caught my eye!

  • LaurenE  on  December 22, 2020

    Gooseberry vanilla cream pie

  • LaurenE  on  December 22, 2020

    Ultimate Pastry Board

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 22, 2020

    sausage and caramelized onion pie with soft pretzel crust found page 320

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 22, 2020

    Walnut BBQ Carving Board

  • Lafauvette  on  December 23, 2020

    Deep-dish berry cobbler pie

  • Lafauvette  on  December 23, 2020

    the ultimate pastry board

  • ang709  on  December 23, 2020

    Gingerbread pie dough

  • ang709  on  December 23, 2020

    packout travel board

  • sallansd  on  December 23, 2020

    I’d make the Vegan/dairy-free pie dough

  • sallansd  on  December 23, 2020

    I love that Crown Bundt Pan

  • Leonard5854  on  December 23, 2020

    Pumpkin Pie

  • Leonard5854  on  December 23, 2020

    Plain Dowel Rolling Pin

  • fujirw  on  December 23, 2020

    caramel apple pie sounds delicious.

  • fujirw  on  December 23, 2020

    The bbq carving board looks beautiful.

  • choppergirl  on  December 24, 2020

    Sour cherry hand pies

  • choppergirl  on  December 24, 2020

    Ash Round Serving Board

  • davisesq212  on  December 24, 2020

    I would like the Hammer Stahl 8” chef knife.

  • debbiehb  on  December 24, 2020

    Cranberry orange pie

  • debbiehb  on  December 24, 2020

    Maple Round Cheese Board with cracker groove

  • gilmonster  on  December 24, 2020

    spicy pie dough

  • Emwitting  on  December 25, 2020

    Pour spout cutting board

  • Emwitting  on  December 25, 2020

    Gingerbread pie dough

  • Dannausc  on  December 25, 2020

    Rough puff pastry

  • Dannausc  on  December 25, 2020

    The cheese boards look great

  • threefourpfeif  on  December 26, 2020

    The cardamom crème brûlée pie sounds delightful!

  • threefourpfeif  on  December 26, 2020

    I’d love to find the Walnut BBQ Carving Board under my tree

  • sequoia55  on  December 26, 2020

    Sausage and caramelized onion pie with soft pretzel crust

  • LABeachGal  on  December 27, 2020

    PB+J handpies sound delicious!

  • LABeachGal  on  December 27, 2020

    I would love the Whitewash Rustic Walnut Lazy Susan!

  • clovett  on  December 27, 2020

    Looking forward to getting elbow deep I pies and having a proper pastry board!

  • RickPearson54  on  December 27, 2020

    Blood orange brulee pie

  • RickPearson54  on  December 27, 2020

    pastry board

  • dbielick  on  December 27, 2020

    Frybread taco pie

  • dbielick  on  December 27, 2020

    Walnut BBQ Carving Board

  • clairew137  on  December 27, 2020

    Coconut custard pie

  • Patoliv1312  on  December 27, 2020

    Gingerbread Pie Dough

  • moralla  on  December 27, 2020

    Matcha cheesecake pie

  • moralla  on  December 27, 2020

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • silversand  on  December 28, 2020

    Lemon curd

  • gilmonster  on  December 28, 2020

    Pro Classic 2.0 Maple Kitchen Prep Board

  • marnone  on  December 29, 2020

    Dumplings!

  • hirsheys  on  December 31, 2020

    Maple Sugar Cream Pie

  • hirsheys  on  December 31, 2020

    The mouse spreaders are so cute!

  • rubytue  on  December 31, 2020

    I want to try the Coconut custard pie

  • rubytue  on  December 31, 2020

    I’d love a Patisserie Rolling Pin

  • JJWong  on  January 1, 2021

    These pie doughs sound so yummy. I’d love to learn how to make a chocolate or a gingerbread pie dough.

  • JJWong  on  January 1, 2021

    I love the embossed rolling pins – butterfly…

  • RSW  on  January 1, 2021

    Falafel pie

  • RSW  on  January 1, 2021

    the ultimate pastry board

  • Bloomie  on  January 1, 2021

    Sour cherry hand pies. I pick 65 lbs of cherries every July 4th and I must try every sour cherry recipe I can lay my hands on!

  • Bloomie  on  January 1, 2021

    I just love the cutting boards with poultry on one side and vegetables on the other!

  • dbranigan27  on  January 2, 2021

    I would try the Caramel apple pie.

  • dbranigan27  on  January 2, 2021

    We would love the The Ultimate Pastry Board.

  • Kblg  on  January 2, 2021

    Caramel Apple Pie

  • hillsboroks  on  January 2, 2021

    I would make the Pina Colada Pie.

  • hillsboroks  on  January 2, 2021

    I am very interested in the Patisserie Rolling Pin.

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  January 5, 2021

    Chocolate All-Buttah Pie Dough

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  January 5, 2021

    The rooster rolling pin is cute!

  • thecharlah  on  January 5, 2021

    Sweet-and-spicy kale and squash pithiviers

  • thecharlah  on  January 5, 2021

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • cellenly  on  January 6, 2021

    Gingerbread pie dough

  • cellenly  on  January 6, 2021

    Ultimate pastry board

  • laurencooks  on  January 7, 2021

    Roasted pineapple pie!

  • laurencooks  on  January 7, 2021

    The pastry board or the Reversible Maple Carving Board

  • YarnAndChocolate  on  January 7, 2021

    Definitely the stone fruit-berry pie is what I’d make first!

  • LeMinou  on  January 7, 2021

    Banana dumplings

  • LeMinou  on  January 7, 2021

    Ultimate pastry board

  • Laura1  on  January 8, 2021

    The vegan pie crust

  • Laura1  on  January 8, 2021

    ultimate pastry board

  • Gardengz  on  January 8, 2021

    Pumpkin pie

  • banba1  on  January 8, 2021

    Vanilla bean-nutmeg pie dough

  • banba1  on  January 8, 2021

    The Maple Rectangle Serving Board with Double Leather Handles is beautiful!

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  January 8, 2021

    Spiced Sifting Sugar

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  January 8, 2021

    Walnut BBQ Carving Board

  • t.t  on  January 8, 2021

    Chocolate all-buttah pie dough

  • t.t  on  January 8, 2021

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • jezpurr  on  January 9, 2021

    The Ash Square Serving Board!!!^_^

  • jezpurr  on  January 9, 2021

    BLT pies!!!^_^

  • sqsyed  on  January 9, 2021

    All buttah pie dough

  • sqsyed  on  January 9, 2021

    I would like to try making all the dough crusts first

  • sqsyed  on  January 9, 2021

    Maple serving board with double leather handles

  • ljsimmons  on  January 10, 2021

    Coconut Custard Pie looks amazing!

  • ljsimmons  on  January 10, 2021

    Patisserie Rolling Pin

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    Polish Pottery Ruffled Pie Plate

  • Dhasenkampf  on  January 14, 2021

    Lolly pies

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 16, 2021

    My husband wants a new carving board. I think I found it. Maple Reversible Pour Spout Carving Board

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 16, 2021

    I would make BLT pies with my granddaughter.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  January 16, 2021

    Caramel chai custard pie in shortbread crumb crust.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  January 16, 2021

    Wow, I will probably be spending a lot of time on the JK Adams sit drooling. I love rolling pins so the Embossed Rolling Pin-Jubilee.

  • Pizzacat13  on  January 19, 2021

    PB&J Handpies sound really fun 🙂

  • Pizzacat13  on  January 19, 2021

    So many pretty things! I love the Polish Pottery Round Baker with Handles

  • skyejaden  on  January 19, 2021

    The sour cherry hand pies!

  • antpantsii  on  January 21, 2021

    Where to start?
    Maybe the caramelized pie crust?

  • antpantsii  on  January 21, 2021

    Caramel crust

  • KellieTru  on  January 22, 2021

    Love the pastry board!

  • Elve56  on  January 22, 2021

    Mixed-berry hand pies for camping trips!

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    Citrus sugar pie!

  • linmulholland  on  January 23, 2021

    would love a jk adams wine rack!

  • stephntran  on  January 23, 2021

    Blueberry swamp pie!

  • stephntran  on  January 23, 2021

    Ultimate pastry board!

  • fluffies  on  January 25, 2021

    Coconut custard

  • virjeania  on  January 28, 2021

    Dark chocolate black-bottom base

  • virjeania  on  January 28, 2021

    The Ultimate Pastry Board

  • Jw4144  on  January 28, 2021

    Garam masala pie dough

  • slypigla  on  January 29, 2021

    Love making pie. Great book

  • riley  on  January 29, 2021

    Creamy lemon custard pie

  • riley  on  January 29, 2021

    Cherry cheese server

  • TurtleTunes  on  January 29, 2021

    Either the Pumpkin Pie dough or the Cinnamon dough! Hello, yum!!

  • Tabby72  on  January 31, 2021

    I’d try the vegan pie crust!

  • Tabby72  on  January 31, 2021

    I’d love the maple serving board!

  • nicolthepickle  on  February 3, 2021

    The Cardamom Lemon Pie dough.

  • nicolthepickle  on  February 3, 2021

    I’d like to find a Patisserie Rolling Pin. Maybe for Valentine’s Day.

  • ToPieFor  on  February 5, 2021

    I’m going with savoury…chicken pot slab pie.
    Also, all the pie doughs sound very interesting and intriguing.

  • Tlmouse  on  February 5, 2021

    Cardamom creme brûlée pie. I love creme brûlée!

  • Tlmouse  on  February 5, 2021

    Maple round cheeseboard with cracker grooves!

  • acecil  on  February 7, 2021

    rough ruff pastry

  • acecil  on  February 7, 2021

    walnut rectangle cutting board

  • nvernon  on  February 10, 2021

    Cardamom crème brûlée pie

  • nvernon  on  February 10, 2021

    Ash Driftwood Lazy Susan

  • HomespunHouse  on  February 12, 2021

    Bacon jam mini pies

  • HomespunHouse  on  February 12, 2021

    The ultimate pastry board

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  February 13, 2021

    Rhubarb clafoutis pie

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  February 13, 2021

    All 3 Maple Nesting Trays

  • lhudson  on  February 14, 2021

    Maple Sugar Pie

  • Grywhp  on  February 14, 2021

    All butter pie dough

  • Grywhp  on  February 14, 2021

    Slate serving board with a bee on it

  • janv  on  February 14, 2021

    would love to make a great Key lime curd

  • janv  on  February 14, 2021

    I would like the Beechwood Slotted Turner

  • LEKcookbooks  on  February 15, 2021

    Black forest pie sounds intriguing!

  • LEKcookbooks  on  February 15, 2021

    The cherry end grain cutting board looks beautiful!

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    caramel-Earl Grey custard pie in gingersnap crumb crust

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    the beautiful pastry board

  • TerryLedwards  on  February 19, 2021

    I love pies! And I’ve usually been afraid of pie crust, this book gives me hope and inspiration.

  • TerryLedwards  on  February 19, 2021

    Well Roaster Tomatoe & Cream Cheese Pie. Now that sounds AWESOME!

  • TammyDee  on  February 19, 2021

    I’d like to make the chocolate all-buttah pie dough. I bet that adds to the taste of the pie.

  • TammyDee  on  February 19, 2021

    Well, I love pig things, so the maple pig shaped board is a real need for me, lol.

  • vhfvhf  on  February 23, 2021

    Sour cherry hand pies

  • lisambb  on  February 24, 2021

    Coconut custard pie

  • lisambb  on  February 24, 2021

    The pastry board is lovely.

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Dark chocolate black-bottom base

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Walnut BBQ carving board

  • vhfvhf  on  February 27, 2021

    Vermont Maple Rub

  • Shelmar  on  February 27, 2021

    Turmeric pie dough

  • Shelmar  on  February 27, 2021

    Modular ash wooden wine rack

  • ewalsh40  on  February 28, 2021

    Brown butter pie dough

  • ewalsh40  on  February 28, 2021

    The “Large Rustic Rectangle Serving Board”

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