Saturday, October 22, 2016

Welty Environmental Center Fall Fest Pie Contest

This year my church friend Mark told me about a pie contest at the Welty Environmental Center in Beloit, WI. I was excited to meet fellow local pie bakers and to practice my apple pie. I made about four trips to the Apple Hut to buy freshly grown fall apples. I found that they had a local variety that was perfect for baking. They were a little sweet and kept their shape when baked.

So this morning Robert and I took the pie to the center and we returned for judging at 12:30pm. When we came back we found that I was the only person that had submitted a pie. This was a surprise to me because when I spoke with Mark about it, his stories made it should like there were multiple entries in previous years.

I'm not complaining because I won! lol But it was fun to watch everyone eat my pie. I got a ton of compliments and I was sad I couldn't have a slice. I will most definitely do this again next year, and I will help to promote the contest.

This is a photo of one of the practice pies.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I made this strawberry rhubarb pie for my boyfriends mother and it turned out great. The texture of the fruit was nice and you could hardly taste any tartness. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Apple rose petal pie

This pie is beautiful and yummy buy a pain in the booty to make. It was fun, but never again. Lol

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Apple Pie for a favor

So a client of my company is going to fix our metal lawn ornament. It is a snowman made out of propane tanks. He holds a beer, smokes a cigar and is smiling. But his cigar fell out of his mouth and I had nothing to weld it back on with. 

So this yummy apple pie is for the man assigned to the task of doing it.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Pi Day Pie

Happy Pi Day everyone! I made my favorite chocolate custard pie to celebrate the day.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Cherry Pie for Kevin

So we have had a boarder for the last couple of months. Kevin has been a really fun roommate and Rob and I are going to miss him dearly. So of course, I made him a cherry pie.

I've tried to make fresh cherry pie in the past and I was never really a fan of it. So this time I used canned cherries and the pie turned out really sweet and pretty. The next time I use canned cherry pie filling I will doctor it a little with cornstarch because it's a bit runny when you cut a slice.