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Tammy from De Pere, WI

Tammy participated in 2018 Week 5: Pies, and attempted the American Pie Challenge. Let's see how they did!

How do you rate your baking performance?

Rocked it.

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

Classic Apple and Lemon Meringue Pies - My Mom's pie crust recipe makes 3 crusts, so I made 2 pies!

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

These are by far two of the best looking pies I have ever made and both tasted excellent. I have made Apple pie many times but this time I tried to make the top crust a little more interesting and my design turned out great! This was only my second time making Lemon Meringue and it was 100% improvement. The color and flavor were really good. My meringue did pull away from the crust after the slice was pulled out, but still an excellent pie. I did learn not to try to fix the meringue after it's on the pie; you get one chance. I tried fixing the center dollop which made it taller so it browned differently when cooked.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

My Wisconsin twist this week was using my Mom's recipes. She makes great pies; they are always requested at Thanksgiving. Mine will probably never be as good as Mom's but I am getting closer.