Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Turducken of Desserts.

Around Thanksgiving, much attention is given to how to not set your house on fire while deep frying a turkey, and to that abomination of a dish, the turducken. The Wall Street Journal recently examined "cherpumple" -- the turducken of Thanksgiving desserts.  

Cherpumple is a three-layer cake (yellow, spice, white) with a pie baked inside of each layer {cherry, pumpkin, apple}. Yes - you read that correctly -- three pies baked into three layers of cake and sealed with a cream cheese out layer {presumably to help defy the obvious physical challenge of keeping it all together}. 
Creator Charles Phoenix says, "It both intrigues and horrifies people." So how did he come up with this mad dish?
Phoenix said his family always took slivers of each pie and of cake at Thanksgiving, so he figured the natural progression of the dessert would just be to combine everything. The cake is made by fully baking a cherry, pumpkin and apple pie, then putting each in a cake pan, pouring cake batter over them, and baking them until the cake is done. 
Or you could just eat three pies and three cakes; gluttony does not discriminate.
Are you disgusted or intrigued?

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