Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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

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to win this week!

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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!


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

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


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

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!


  1. My favorite pie is classic apple! YUMMMMM,

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

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

  4. Happy release week. I love cream pies

  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!

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

  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.

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

    Avery aka Daryl

  9. Happy Release Day Ellery.

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

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

  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!

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


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

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

  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!)

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

  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

  18. Congratulations on your release, Ellery!

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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.


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

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

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  27. 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!

  28. 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!

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

  30. 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

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

  32. 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.