Ginger from Winneconne, WI (2018 Week 5: Pies)




Winneconne, WI

Baking Challenge

American Pie

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

Buttercup Maple Pie

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

The pie turned out softer and more moist than my normal pumpkin pie. Maybe it wasn't baked long enough.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

I used my pumpkin maple syrup recipe, but used buttercup squash instead. The recipe is celebrating the Ho-Chunk in the Winnebago area where we live. The Ho-Chunk Nation were advanced in agriculture and farmed mostly corn and squash, and used the syrup from the maple trees. I also used Grandma's lard pie crust recipe.

How did you do?

Feeling humbled.