Elizabeth from Madison, WI (2018 Week 5: Pies)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

American Pie

Give your pie a name based on the ingredients and decoration.

Raspberry-Lemon Meringue Pie: lemon meringue pie with a layer of homemade raspberry jam.

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

This week was a challenge. While I was very proud of making my first lemon meringue pie (and with a twist) no part of it really went according to plan. Probably most humbling was the meringue swirls. I was hoping to make roses with stripes of red and white (Go Bucky!) but I evidently didn't make enough meringue and pretty soon it turned into a spread-out pink mess. Whoops.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

Local eggs were used for the meringue and lemon filling, and the raspberry jam was homemade from the raspberries that grow in my backyard.

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.