Jayme from Howard, WI (2018 Week 5: Pies)




Howard, WI

Baking Challenge

American Pie

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

Brandy Old Fashioned Cherry Pie

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

I had more difficulty with the pie crust this week because we didn't have the air conditioning on, so it was hard to work with. I had to keep taking the pie and crust components in and out of the freezer. The filling is amazing! I combined sweet and tart Door County cherries with brandy and a hint of orange to get that old fashioned flavor. I added ground almond to the crust to add depth to the flavor.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

I used Door County cherries my family picked this weekend and added brandy and orange to give the filling that iconic Wisconsin drink flavor. The crust has Wisconsin butter.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.