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Vanessa from Waunakee, WI

Vanessa participated in 2018 Week 5: Pies, and attempted the Hand-Raised Pie Challenge. Let's see how they did!

How do you rate your baking performance?

Pleasantly satisfied.

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.