You Wanna Piece of Me? (Hardcover)

More than 100 Seriously Tasty Recipes for Sweet and Savory Pies

By Jenell Parsons

Appetite by Random House, 9780525610830, 296pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2020

List Price: 30.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Is there really anyone who doesn't love pie? Grab a great big slice of it here, with easy-to-follow, phenomenal-tasting pie recipes of all kinds.

There is nothing better than a tender, flaky slice of perfect pie still warm from the oven. With You Wanna Piece of Me? you can blow your family and friends away with the very best bakery-style pie they've ever eaten--then drop the bombshell that you made it from scratch!

With savory and sweet pies from riffs on classics like Apple Brown Butter Rosemary Pie to creative creations like Bacon Cheeseburger Pie, Raspberry Custard Crumble, and Fat Elvis (a mind-blowing chocolate banana caramel creation smothered in peanut butter whipped cream), plus easy-to-freeze handpies for make-ahead meals, there is a pie here for absolutely everyone. Vegetarian, vegan, fish, chicken, beef, lamb, fruit, cream, nut and more! As well as recipes like Pie Pop Tarts and Pie Poutine to use up all your extra dough scraps. You'll also find everything you need to know to make the prettiest pies ever: a comprehensive guide to tools and ingredients, troubleshooting techniques for pastry, tips and tricks for crafting creative edges (braids! lattices! rosettes!), the lowdown on egg washes, crumbles, sauces to drizzle and sugars to sprinkle, and so much more, all told by Jenell Parsons, owner of The Pie Hole shops and creator of "a whole different level of pie!" according to Guy Fieri, and he should know.

Whether you've been craving pie but heard making your own pastry is too damn hard (not true: here are step-by-step recipes and photos for flawless crusts every time), or are a seasoned pie pro who is looking to branch out beyond your standard Apple and Pumpkin, these 100+ pie recipes are for you. Gluten free options? Absolutely. Vegan recipes? So many. You will be having pie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and obviously, dessert. Fire up your oven and hand out the forks--it's time to stuff your pie hole!

About the Author

JENELL PARSONS was over her day job and ready for the next adventure when she decided to turn her hobby of making pie into a business: the now multi-award-winning Pie Hole. Now with three locations, and an online store, there's no stopping what Guy Fieri calls Jenell's "whole different level of pie." Jenell lives in Vancouver with her husband, daughter, and dogs.

Praise For You Wanna Piece of Me?: More than 100 Seriously Tasty Recipes for Sweet and Savory Pies

Praise for The Pie Hole:
“The Pie Hole has some killer pies you don’t want to miss. And if you tell me you don’t dig it, I’ll tell you to shut your pie hole!” —GUY FIERI

Praise for You Wanna Piece of Me?:

“When I think of pie, I think of good old-fashioned, warm, cozy, home cooking filled with LOVE. And I think of my mom, my granny, and my best friend (who makes the messiest but most filled with love pies ever). Just a few pages into this book, I got the same feeling I did with my own cookbook: that food is love (or in this case, pie is love.) Not to mention, the photography is out of this world, and Jenell’s quirky quotes will give you a little giggle. I can’t wait to make memories with this book.” —JILLIAN HARRIS

“Jenell knows pies—from classic baking techniques to innovative flavors and pairings. And now you can create The Pie Hole magic at home with her delicious, foolproof recipes!” —TESSA HUFF, AUTHOR OF LAYERED AND ICING ON THE CAKE

“This book is full of useful tips and tricks, and the recipes are as down to earth as they are full of spunk! Whatever comfort food you can think of, Jenell turns it into a pie! It’s sweet, it’s fun, it’s vintage—and you want a piece of it!” —MIJUNE PAK, FOOD CRITIC AND FOOD NETWORK CANADA PERSONALITY

“If pie is your religion, you’ll definitely be worshipping at Jenell Parsons’ altar! You Wanna Piece of Me? is the most inspiring and visually captivating pie bible out there! Pick up a copy and start leading a very pie-us life!” —ROSIE DAYKIN, AUTHOR OF BUTTER BAKED GOODSBUTTER CELEBRATES! AND LET ME FEED YOU