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A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  223 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
What's better than pie? How about recipes for 60 delicious pies and tarts from cooking maven Ashley English and top food bloggers like Beatrice Peltre, Aran Goyoaga, and Jessie Oleson? These beautifully photographed seasonal recipes include such delights as a Chocolate & Orange Marmalade Tart in winter, a Strawberry & Rhubarb Ginger Hand Pie in spring, a classic La ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Lark Crafts
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Sarahkeith Valentine
Dec 17, 2016 Sarahkeith Valentine rated it really liked it
I love Ashley English's work and this book is great-- some of my favorite recipes so far are the Brown Sugar Buttermilk Pie and the Cranberry Mince tart. I took off one star because I had issues with two of the citrus recipes I've tried (and I've tried them both more than once). The filling did not set up in both. But still delicious!
Nov 19, 2015 Elaine rated it it was amazing
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Title: A Year of Pies

Author: Ashley English

Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook, Seasonal, Pies

Plot: I discovered this delicious book at a local library this past summer and checked it out again to prepare for Thanksgiving, even though I don't usually make the pies. Still, who could pass up the wonderful recipes contained in this slim attractive volume?

This beautifully laid out book is divided into five categories - the pre-baking stuff about equipment you're need and the standard pie crusts, Spring, Sum
Sep 19, 2013 Qianna rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't love pies? There are a few recipes that I found very interesting. The combination of winter greens & cornbread? Makes a great quiche!!! Or perhaps if you are a beet & apple lover there is a great recipe named roasted beet & apple pie. Most of these pie recipes seem pretty simple to make once you get the crust out of the way. I personally want to try the salted pecan mini tarts or the Mushroom & Chevre Gallette! I can barely pronounce this one but it looks soooo good! ...more
Nov 01, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
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This book is lovely, and full of scrumptious looking pies. Many look very involved, but some look worth it! My minor annoyances---LOTS of them contain alcohol or coffee (why? they are PIES, not lattes) and there is no nutritional information. Although perhaps that is a good thing--some might have heart-attack-inducing stats. Still, a lovely book and if one wanted to go all out on a showstopper pie, this would be a great place to start!
Nov 25, 2012 Shannon rated it it was amazing
This is a great cookbook, one I will be ordering soon. A fun, unique blend of how-to for the novice--building basic pie skills, dealing with crustphobia--and some more advanced techniques and flavors.
I LOVE the unique flavors..The limoncello lemon pie and the pumpkin in a gingersnap crust will be appearing soon! One of the other things I enjoy in this (and English's other books) is the input from other bloggers.
Aja Marsh
Apr 27, 2016 Aja Marsh rated it liked it
some fun ideas in here, and generally nice pie photos. but there were just too many non-pie photos-- photos of the ingredients in said pie. once or twice if it's interesting that's ok, but i don't care about photos of the ingredients-- it would be more interesting to see photos of stuff being mixed together. but i liked that there were sweet and savory recipes and some that i hadn't considered before, so that was enjoyable. i walk away with one or two new ideas.
Sep 12, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
I was pretty head over heels when a coworker brought in her new copy of A Year of Pies, and went ahead and picked one up for myself. The images are gorgeous and the recipe collection has a nice balance of upgraded classics and more unique additions. Knocked one star for the not so great editing job. I noticed two errors in the first few pages which makes me kinda weary about possible mistakes in the recipes, but I made my first pie last night and it went smoothly and deliciously!
Dec 23, 2012 Catherine rated it really liked it
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A diverse assortment of sweet and savory pie recipes, arranged seasonally (although I will have to inform my garden that leeks and carrots are considered spring vegetables). Great photography; clear and concise instructions for each recipe. Recipes that sounded particularly interesting are the mushroom and chevre galette on the savory side, and the chocolate, coffee, and orange marmalade tart on the sweet side.
Jan 18, 2017 Lisa rated it liked it
This was ok? There were many recipes with lots of different flavors that look delicious, but.... nothing in this book inspired me to have the desire to go and make a pie. I think almost anything in this I would try and probably like. Given the choice between pie and cake I would totally go with the pie. I do not think that I would run out to buy this book, but it is worth a look.
Melissa Schmidty -Schmidt
Aug 23, 2013 Melissa Schmidty -Schmidt rated it it was amazing
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I was disappointed when I reached the last page. It featured innovations on traditional pies (but, refreshingly, without trying too hard or losing the classic quality for novelty). There were also delightfully odd pies (carrot pie?!). Ive already added the book to my Amazon wishlist. Oh and Pumpkin Tiramisu Pie will be emerging from my kitchen once I feel the first Autumn chill! Yes.
Jul 29, 2012 Care rated it it was amazing
Not a perfect cookbook but truly the only one I've actually attempted more than half the recipes it contains. The first two recipes were disasters so my expectations were tempered to say the least. But overall, I've come to really love this book and am excited to keep working through the entire list of pies within.
Eva Mizer
Apr 10, 2016 Eva Mizer rated it it was amazing
I received this book for Christmas almost 2 years ago, and I've been slowly working my way through it ever since. Not only can I attest that the recipes are varied and interesting, but they are excellent and easy to work through. I recommend going through each recipe and rating it for future use.
Jan 19, 2013 Holly rated it really liked it
This is a fab cookbook if you like every kind of pie. Using the seasonal theme the author does a great job combining savory, sweet and even vegetable pie recipes. Some are quite unique but all of them are mouth watering goodness!
Feb 05, 2014 Marg rated it liked it
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It looks like there are some good recipes in here to try! I look forward to trying some. Directions were well laid out and easy to follow, from what I can tell before actually trying any. The history of pies was a nice touch and interesting to read.
Jan 24, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
Wish there were a few more recipes, though I love the color illustrations, etc.
Sep 10, 2016 Anne rated it liked it
There were some great ones in here. My baking kicks usually involve a lot of cookies though.
Jan 03, 2013 Julie rated it liked it
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Took several recipes from this one to try out - especailly looking foward to the peach crumble and the berry sonker.
Aug 28, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
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a couple i'll have to make for sure
May 01, 2013 Diana rated it liked it
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Some interesting pie ideas.
Apr 05, 2014 J rated it it was amazing
A very fun book! :D I like that it's seasonal, and it has a good amount of savory recipes in addition to sweet.
Heydi Smith
Oct 22, 2014 Heydi Smith rated it it was amazing
Wow! That's all I have to say about that! The recipes are amazing, the layout and pictures are perfect, the tips are actually helpful. Beautiful!
Sep 06, 2012 Oceandreamer001 rated it really liked it
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Beautiful pictures, great recipes. Makes me want to make pies right now!!
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Ashley English is the author of the "Homemade Living" book series (Lark Books) which showcases topics related to small-scale homesteading and some of the diverse ways people are reconnecting with their food and food communities and taking up sustainable food practices.

--from the author's blog
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