Vanessa from Waunakee, WI (2018 Week 5: Pies)




Waunakee, WI

Baking Challenge

Hand-Raised Pie

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

Muffin Tin Pork Pies (aka Cheater-Raised Pies)

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

The filling, my concoction from looking at various recipes, is delicious. I wasn't sure I'd like the apricots, so mine is a mixture of pork, country-style short ribs, bacon and Granny Smith apples. I also added onion, thyme, sage, mustard, fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic and a touch of brown sugar.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

I paid homage to the German roots of many Wisconsin residents with the classic combination of pork and apples.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.