Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Comment to Win a Pocket Pie Mold for Ellery Adams' Pies and Prejudice Release!



Comment for a chance
to win this week!

See details below...

Release day is always special for an author, and that's why we're celebrating. This is the official publication date for PIES AND PREJUDICE, the first installment in a charming new mystery series by our fellow crime-writing cook Ellery Adams!

Congratulations, 
Ellery!



Pies and Prejudice:
Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery

When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. After catching her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They appear to have magical effects on the people who eat them.

Ella Mae soon makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. Then Loralyn's fiancé is found dead--killed with Ella Mae's rolling pin--and it will take all her sweet magic to clear her name. 



Available at your local bookstore or 
Amazon.com  -  Indiebound.com  -  Barnes & Noble



Help us congratulate Ellery
on her new release day!

Tell us YOUR favorite pie in the comments below, and you'll be entered automatically to WIN one of Ellery's favorite fun mini pie molds, a heart-shaped pocket pie maker! 





The contest is now over
and our randomly drawn winner is...




"The Cat Bastet"
aka Cathy AJ


Congratulations, Cathy!
Drop me an e-mail with your address,
and I'll send the pie mold out to you.
My e-mail address is
CoffeehouseMystery(at)gmail.com

In the meantime, we hope you'll enjoy one
of Ellery's wonderful pie recipes, re-posted below. And, of course, we hope you'll go out this week and purchase Pies and Prejudice for your keeper shelf.


Ellery Adams' Low Fat
Apple Berry Tart


Ingredients:

3 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced (I used Honeycrisp, but it’s also fun to mix up the apples and use one Golden Delicious and 2 Granny Smith, for example)
1 pint of fresh raspberries, rinsed
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
8 sheets phyllo dough (14-inch by 9-inch sheets)
butter-flavored cooking spray
cinnamon for sprinkling


Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss apples slices and raspberries in a medium bowl with sugar and lemon juice. Meanwhile, remove eight sheets of phyllo dough from the pack. 


Lay the phyllo sheets on a clean work surface. Removing one sheet at a time and covering the remainder with plastic wrap or a damp paper towel, spray each sheet with butter-flavored cooking spray (I used Crisco spray), then lay sheet in a 9-inch pie dish, with the extra dough hanging over the edge. Repeat with remaining sheets, forming a circular pattern.

Add in the mixture of apple and raspberries, then bring up the sides of the dough and fold in, leaving a gap in the center. Spray with butter-flavored spray. Sprinkle cinnamon over the whole tart. Bake for 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.




Cheers, Ellery!
Enjoy your release week!


Thanks to everyone who left comments. 
Watch this blog for more fun giveaways soon!


62 comments:

  1. My favorite pie is classic apple! YUMMMMM,

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  2. BTW- iBook just downloaded my pre-purchased copy of Pies and Prejudice! So excited to read it!

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  3. My favorite pie is a fresh strawberry one my mom used to make. I can't wait to read Pies and Prejudice!

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  4. Happy release week. I love cream pies

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  5. My husband gave me a mold like that--only an apple--for my birthday. The nice thing is that it's both a cutter (one side) and a stuffer/crimper (the other side). It works! Pies for everyone!

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  6. Happy release day Ellery! Can't wait to read Pies! and celebrate the launch of another great series:)

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  7. I can't wait. I have pre-ordered it, but it hasn't arrived. My favorite pies are a tie between peach and a good coconut cream pie. I am definitely going to try this one, maybe today.

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  8. Congrats, Ellery! Pies and Prejudice. Delicious!

    Avery aka Daryl

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  9. Happy Release Day Ellery.

    My book was on my e-reader this morning and I can't wait to dive into it.

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  10. I want that! Can't wait to read the book!

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  11. Waiting patiently for my copy to arrive in the mail....my favorite is german chocolate pie and a close second is cherry pie...yum!

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  12. Definitely pecan pie, but haven't really met one I didn't like.

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  13. I can't decide between Lemon Meringue and Blueberry. Then there is strawberry...oh gosh!!!! Dee
    grammyd01 at comcast dot net

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  14. Happy release date! My favorite pie is blueberry :)
    Lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

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  15. Congrats on the release day! I can't wait to read it.
    My favorite pie is fresh peach pie (mom's recipe with drop of almond extract in it...YUM!)

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  16. I love pie! My favorite pie is apple with cherry coming in a close second.

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  17. Congrats on the new series, Ellery! Pies and Prejudice is already on my Kindle.

    My favorite is pumpkin but I'm also fond of hot apple pie with a slice of cheese on top.

    Cathy AJ

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  18. Congratulations on your release, Ellery!

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  19. What an adorable mold! Pie making is a big thing for me and I have always loved it. Choosing a favorite pie is hard. However, I think I would say either cherry or peach. I never get those because my family always wants a granny smith apple pie.

    I love the title! Pies and Prejudice! How cute is that? I'll bet the novel is a good one and I look forward to reading it!

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  20. Happy release day! May your book sell like hotcakes (or pies, as the case may be)
    My favorite pie is a baked crust but unbaked filling of wild Maine blueberries with a lemon, sugar, cornstarch glaze. Served with lightly sweetened whipped cream (the real stuff).
    Heaven on a fork!

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  21. How can one choose a favorite when there are so many that are so good? I guess I'd choose pecan.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  22. My book showed up on my kindle last night. Can't wait to get started.

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  23. Congratulations!! My fav is ANYTHING gluten-free. Today I'd say I'd pick apple but maybe I'm influenced by the 4th of July. All best wishes.

    Lin
    ozsulin@dwx.com

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  24. sour cream apple ... hands down! :)

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  25. I love all pies but my favorite is a nice apple pie with lots of spice.

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  26. I like several but cherry is my absolute favorite. Yum

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  28. Pies are like books: the best parts are between the covers! Both the book and the pie look like a great treat! My favorite pie is pineapple!

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  29. I thought of many favorite pies as I scrolled down to leave a comment - peach pie, that's my favorite, oh no, wait, it's lemon or maybe chocolate silk, yeah that's it but wait, there was that one I saw on the food channel - but really the most favorite is blackberrry cobbler, after I helped pick the berries. Sweet and juicy, can't be beat. Dye me purple and watch me smile!

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  30. My favorite pie has always been strawberry rubarb, but it is so rare that I get to eat it.

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  31. The pie I miss is elderberry pie. My grandmother had elderberries on her farm and they made wonderful pies and jelly. Have not seen them for years. My favorite pie has always been coconut cream.
    I downloaded my advance order this morning and can't wait to start the read later tonight.
    Sandy Duncan

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  32. Wild blueberry pie is the queen of pies.
    The recipe you have posted looks good too.

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  33. I'm looking forward to reading Pies and Prejudice. My favorite pie is Pumpkin, no Chocolate Peanut Butter, no Strawberry, .... it's hopeless I like them all.

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  34. I love most pies but Chess pie is really, really good!

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  35. Love food-based mystery series. All the fun of a mystery and ZERO CALORIES! But, nice to try the included recipes-- usually "tried and true".

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  36. My favorite is blueberry pie - especially with home grown blueberries (just like Mom used to make). Apple is a close second, though I've never tried it with raspberries...

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  37. My favorite pie is of course French Silk with a graham cracker crust. I would not consIder lite being complete without chocolate!

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  38. Happy Release Day, Ellery! I've been looking forward to this new series since you first mentioned it. The UPS man should be here any minute.

    My favorite pie is a deep, dark chocolate meringue. The recipe came from my mother's Watkins Cookbook, and it has made every other chocolate pie taste pale, flat, and dull. I know--in honor of your new series release, I'll make one!

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  39. Favorite Pie: The piece in front of me.

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  40. I love Pecan Pie! and I look forward to having a slice ( or two ) during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. =)

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  41. Pie... I just love pie. I love apple pie, peach pie, cherry pie, rhubarb pie, lemon pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, chocolate pie, berry pie... I just LOVE PIE!

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  42. Favorite pie to eat is a toss-up between Key Lime Pie and Rhubarb Pie. Favorite pie to make is pumpkin...or banana cream.

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  43. shoo-fly is my favorite pie...

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  44. Colleen BlackburnJuly 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    My all-time favorite pies are cherry and blueberry..what a wonderful thing to enjoy while reading a good book...with a big cup of coffee.

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  45. Love Lemon Meringue and Sweet Potato!! Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to the new book and wishing Ellery lots of success with it!

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  46. My favorite would be Pecan, YUMMY!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  47. My favorite pie is a tie between coconut cream pie and fresh strawberry pie. Yum!

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  48. Oh do I have to pick a favorite? Chocolate. Chocolate pie is my favorite. Chocolate anything is my favorite so why not pie? Ellery, I'm waiting for my pre-ordered book to arrive and can't wait to read yet another great mystery series by you. I sincerely hope that all of this support from your fellow authors and devoted fans is helping to fill your grieving heart with some happiness. Best to you..Adrienne in MN.

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  49. Happy Release Day Ellery, am loving the book!! My all time favorite pie is Cherry,a fully loaded Cherry pie!!!!

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  50. Happy release date! What a great idea for a new series; can't wait to read it. My favorite pie is a properly made apple. By "properly made," I mean an apple pie made with a combination of three apple varieties: sweet, tart and aromatic apple. Yeah, I know, picky picky . . .

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  51. Lemon Meringue has always been my favorite, has good family memories tied in.

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  52. This sounds like a great book. I love apple pie.

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  53. this sounds like a series I will like! The title is a hoot! My favorite pie was the caramel meringue pie my grandmother used to make. Sadly, no one wrote down her recipe, so I have only memories of it.

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  54. Rhubarb custard. Tart cherry with almond. Oh, oh, oh, how to choose, how to choose?

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  55. Coconut cream is my favorite, but key lime is a close second.

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  56. Lemon meringue is my favorite. I haven't been able to buy one that tastes as good as the homemade, so I'm sticking with those.

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  57. My favorite pie would be cherry pie.

    thank you for the chance to win

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  58. Pies and Prejudice just looks so tasty :) I came across it the other day on another site and immediately had to wishlist it. Thank you for sharing today and making me smile with this awesome memory of a favorite pie. The pie is called BanBerry; it has an incredibly flaky sweet crust with a very light custard, layers of fresh bananas, then layers of fresh strawberries, then a light strawberry glaze, and a circle of whipped cream. Now that was heaven! Of course for the cute pocket pie cutter I can see everything from savory to fresh fruit - YUM!
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  59. Thanks to everyone for entering our PIES AND PREJUDICE contest to help Ellery celebrate her release! The winner is...

    "The Cat Bastet"
    aka Cathy AJ

    Congratulations, Cathy! Drop me an e-mail with your address, and I'll send the pocket pie mold out to you. My e-mail is CoffeehouseMystery(at)gmail.com

    Thanks again, everyone, and watch this blog for a new contest soon!

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  60. Can you ship your pies & Prejudice to Canada? I'd like to get a couple of copies for my staff.

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