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The cherpumple is illegal in 38 states.
posted by etc. at 11:26 AM on November 23, 2011 [8 favorites]


/vomits
posted by goethean at 11:27 AM on November 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


/vomits

Double cherpumple rainbow all the way across the room!!! What does it mean??
posted by yoink at 11:29 AM on November 23, 2011 [21 favorites]




I say they're not really baked inside another, fourth pie; that just looks like frosting holding it all together.
posted by Ideal Impulse at 11:29 AM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


America! What a Country!

An obese country, to be sure, but WHAT a country!
posted by zarq at 11:29 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


nerds ruin everything.
posted by The Whelk at 11:30 AM on November 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm pretty sure you can only serve this if a turducken was the main course.
posted by pointystick at 11:30 AM on November 23, 2011 [11 favorites]


I agree with Impulse. It looks like it's all held together with a thick frosting, possibly a ganoche? I am surprised by it's structural regularity. I can't even bake a damn sheet cake without it slumping.
posted by Think_Long at 11:30 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


ok, now put it in a turkey. then put that turkey in a cat.
posted by sexyrobot at 11:32 AM on November 23, 2011 [18 favorites]


it was for a hotel, and it's kind of brilliant, economically, it's almost all cake, cheap, throwaway cake and frosting - not the more pricey filling. It's like it's filling up on bread before the meal for you.
posted by The Whelk at 11:34 AM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is the best thing.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on November 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ugh. They could have at least used a consistent theme, like using only pome fruits (e.g. apple, pear, and quince) or stone fruits (e.g. cherry, peach, and plum). Cherry, apple, and pumpkin pie would taste horrible together.

On the other hand, as thick as it is you'd never get a complete bite, so maybe palate consistency isn't so important. On the gripping hand, as thick as it is you'd never get a complete bite, so what's the point?
posted by jedicus at 11:35 AM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


I saw a savory version of this last fall at an Irish-language retreat. It was about the same size as this, with layers of different kinds of meat and hard-cooked eggs, all in a pie pastry. You cut a thin (but tall) wedge of the cake and got a little bit of everything.

Most people had some, but drowned it in mustard to kill the taste.
posted by LN at 11:35 AM on November 23, 2011


I like that the ad that showed up for me was for breakfast ideas for kids.

(I will argue to my dying day -- early, of heart disease -- that apple pie is breakfast.)
posted by jeather at 11:35 AM on November 23, 2011 [5 favorites]


Someone did something similar a couple years ago, but filmed the making of... wish I could find that. Still sounds disgusting, yet I want to try it anyways.
posted by inthe80s at 11:36 AM on November 23, 2011


(I will argue to my dying day -- early, of heart disease -- that apple pie is breakfast.)

I was going to call you a yankee, based on the phrase about yankees that ends in "to a Vermonter a yankee is someone who eats pie for breakfast," but then I realized you were in Canada.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:38 AM on November 23, 2011


apple pie is breakfast

Breakfast is really the only time I want to eat sweets (well, aside from ice cream, which is an anytime food). Pie is better as breakfast than as dessert. (And this is better as art than as food.)

layers of different kinds of meat and hard-cooked eggs, all in a pie pastry

See, now that I would eat. For breakfast or anytime.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:38 AM on November 23, 2011


It's smiling at me. And it has three mouths! *sanity check*
posted by benzenedream at 11:38 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


My god! It's full of stars cakes!
posted by Hairy Lobster at 11:39 AM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


I have not braved the Cherpumple, but I did make Extreme Pumpkin Pie last year and some people ate it. I don't like pumpkin pie, so I can't comment myself except that it was pretty fun to make.
posted by Lyn Never at 11:40 AM on November 23, 2011 [6 favorites]


I bet it's covered in fondant, or Lair's Frosting.
posted by The Whelk at 11:40 AM on November 23, 2011


And for good measure:

Turtles Cakes all the way down in
posted by Hairy Lobster at 11:40 AM on November 23, 2011


Someone did something similar a couple years ago, but filmed the making of...

Charles Phoenix?
posted by rewil at 11:41 AM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


(I will argue to my dying day -- early, of heart disease -- that apple pie is breakfast.)

This is absolutely true in Wisconsin. Apple pie from Elegant Farmer and hot chocolate is THE BEST THING EVER.
posted by desjardins at 11:41 AM on November 23, 2011


Within the deep and luminous subsistence
Of the High Light appeared to me three circles,
Of threefold colour and of one dimension,

And by the second seemed the first reflected
As Iris is by Iris, and the third
Seemed fire that equally from both is breathed.
posted by Iridic at 11:41 AM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


ok, now put it in a turkey. then put that turkey in a cat.

...I think she'll dieeeeeee
posted by DU at 11:42 AM on November 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


She's my cherry pie!

wrapped in a cake stuffed 3 pies high!
posted by The Whelk at 11:42 AM on November 23, 2011 [18 favorites]


It seems like cooking a pie three times, or a cake twice, would result in a certain amount of overcooking.
posted by DU at 11:43 AM on November 23, 2011


I was going to call you a yankee, based on the phrase about yankees that ends in "to a Vermonter a yankee is someone who eats pie for breakfast," but then I realized you were in Canada.

I got this from my grandmother, who grew up in New Brunswick and whose father was from Maine, so maybe? I also put cheese on my apple pie, as do my mother and grandmother.

It's very convenient that I happen to have 3/4 of an apple pie at home already, otherwise I'd need to bake one.
posted by jeather at 11:43 AM on November 23, 2011


It occurred to me recently that if you made a tofurkey turducken you could call it a turdofucken. This is probably the closest that's gonna get to being relevant any time soon, so I'm just gonna throw it out there.
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:43 AM on November 23, 2011 [53 favorites]


(I swear you can trace the Dutch settlement of the U.S by following the trail of Traditional Sweet Breakfast Food)
posted by The Whelk at 11:43 AM on November 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


I found it amusing that the Google ad that appeared directly under the headline of the story, in the same font and colour (i.e., looking very much like a sub-title), read, "Breakfast Ideas for Kids."
posted by sharpener at 11:45 AM on November 23, 2011


"Breakfast Ideas for Kids."...that you don't like very much.
posted by The Whelk at 11:46 AM on November 23, 2011


D'oh.
posted by sharpener at 11:48 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd substitute German black forest cake for the cherry pie stage, since it's going to end up in cake anyway. And you get Kirschwasser that way
posted by ceribus peribus at 11:53 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


eat all the things... and then vomit.
posted by kinnakeet at 11:54 AM on November 23, 2011


The "Then All Cooked Together inside Another Cake" part is a lie. Those three pie-in-cakes are just held together with frosting, not a fourth cake. THAT would be crazy.
posted by piratebowling at 11:56 AM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


> This is probably the closest that's gonna get to being relevant any time soon, so I'm just gonna throw it out there.

Yes, because relativity is such an important aspect of this post.

You see, by being encased in the cake, the pies are actually moving faster through time than the cake, that's why it looks like it's just frosting, you can't see the cake!!!


...or, there is no cake.
posted by mmrtnt at 12:03 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


This was actually featured in Big Night II. Not a bad movie -- Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub were back, but Isabella Rosselini was replaced by Dom DeLuise.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:08 PM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Thank you rewil, it was indeed Charles Phoenix.
posted by inthe80s at 12:14 PM on November 23, 2011


inception cake... we need to go deeper.
posted by h0p3y at 12:15 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]




I guess this is what you eat after you finish your Turducken. Except that Turducken is actually not bad (in moderation), while this looks just disgusting.
posted by asnider at 12:18 PM on November 23, 2011


OH MY GOD IT'S FULL OF STARS.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 12:20 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I declare a moratorium on all single-link post composed of material from "What's hot on Google+" ... who's with me!

*crickets*

no one else uses G+?
posted by mrgrimm at 12:28 PM on November 23, 2011


I tried making one of these about a year and a half ago. I decided to go with apple, blueberry and cherry, since I don't like pumpkin pies, but screwed up the apple pie, so it turned into what I called the Blurry.

It took a *really* long time - each of the pies took about 45 minutes to an hour to bake, then you had to carefully transfer the pie to the cake tin, making sure that the batter didn't overflow and drip onto the stove. Then you had to keep an eye on it baking, so the batter got cooked enough and the pie didn't burn. Then you had to try and remove it from the pan in one piece.

Then the frosting. My God, the frosting of it. I used two or three tubs of frosting and it still collapsed in spots. I ended up using it like spackle, to hold it all together.

Then, in transporting it to its location of consumption, my son opened the cake carrier and the whole thing slid down his leg.

We managed to salvage the thing and apparently from what I was told, it was pretty good. (I was too drunk when it was served to have any.)
posted by Lucinda at 12:30 PM on November 23, 2011 [11 favorites]


Can she bake a cherry pie,
Billy boy, Billy boy,
Can she bake a cherry pie,
Charming Billy?

She can bake a cherry pie
Inside apple inside pumpkin
But she's a psycho
And cannot leave th'asylum.
posted by yoink at 12:32 PM on November 23, 2011 [14 favorites]


tofurkey turducken you could call it a turdofucken

I am going to have to figure out howto make this for my vegetarian christmas dinner!!!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:34 PM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


A turdofucken would be a seitan (gamebird) stuffed inside a tempeh (gamebird) stuffed inside a Tofurkey.

I would hit that.
posted by everichon at 12:39 PM on November 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


This is what they're talking about when they talk about having your cake and eating it too. Because that is a lot of cake. You could eat that, and you would still have it.
posted by chavenet at 12:47 PM on November 23, 2011 [7 favorites]


Unfortunately there's not a very good rhyme for "cherpumple", so you couldn't really make a version of "I know an old lady" where instead of spiders and cats and such she eats turdukens and cherpumples and ends with her attempting to consume Ron Swanson (because if you swallow a dog to chase a cat, you obviously would swallow Ron Swanson to chase a turduken).
posted by NoraReed at 12:50 PM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Boy, somebody gave us some sort of vegetarian prison planet loaf the other day, and it was very sweet of them but: gad zooms that was nastiness. Tasted like salty crotch. Talk about turdofucken.

But yeah. Cherpumple is a good word, anyway.
posted by dirtdirt at 12:51 PM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


NH born and raised, cheddar cheese on apple pie for breakfast is as natural as breathing and I fully plan on eating some Friday morning before going outside and splitting some firewood for ma and pa. It's good to be home.
posted by nathancaswell at 12:55 PM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


I declare a moratorium on all single-link post composed of material from "What's hot on Google+" ... who's with me!

I'll have you know I heard about this from Pee Wee Herman.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:56 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


All your other critiques pale next to the one most obvious to me: there's not enough filling in those pies.
posted by seanmpuckett at 12:59 PM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


(extra sharp or smoked Vermont white cheddar naturally, not a slice of that orange stuff)
posted by nathancaswell at 1:01 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Previously
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 1:08 PM on November 23, 2011


I had Thanksgiving with some dear friends last year, and someone made a cherpumple. Put it this way-it was better than either the scratch green bean casserole or the fried turkey with stout gravy. And those things were delicious. Man, that was a good meal.
posted by box at 1:47 PM on November 23, 2011


At least a turducken can claim to be some sort of marriage of flavors; the greasy duck helps with the dryness of the turkey, and there's sausages in between to increase the flavors.

Who wants a mouthful of cake plus cherry and apple pie plus pumpkin pie all at once? Those flavors/textures don't really play nice together. Pumpkin in particular comes across as a bland squishy nothingness in the middle of all the sweet and lumpy competing flavors of everything else.

Screw that. This year I'm making my mom's chocolate poundcake recipe, because it's the one everyone remembers and loves, even though it doesn't weigh 20 pounds and give you diabetes.
posted by emjaybee at 1:58 PM on November 23, 2011


Wait...where is apple pie not a breakfast food?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:59 PM on November 23, 2011


The Pie Pie of Shrewsbery
posted by pmcp at 2:07 PM on November 23, 2011


Charles Phoenix is one of my favorite human beings ever and I think he may have been the first person to come up with the Cherpumple. Here's his "Test Kitchen" video section where he has other delightful abominations.

If you're not familiar with him, he's best described as a nostalgia entertainer. He puts on slideshows using slides that he collects from Goodwills, Salvation Army stores, estate sales, etc., showing awesome vintage 50s-70s stuff. He's an amazing L.A. and Southern California historian. He also does tours in LA that are an absolute blast.

If you ever have a chance to see one of his shows or go on one of his tours, go for it!

Here are some direct youtube links to amazing creations he's come up with:
Fried Cereal

Inchezonya

Tiki Thanksgiving Dinner
posted by Old Man McKay at 2:12 PM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


*Gags*

I have a sweet tooth, but dear gods, my teeth ache just thinking about eating something like this.
posted by DuchessProzac at 2:14 PM on November 23, 2011


Oh, and here's his original Cherpumple video!
posted by Old Man McKay at 2:15 PM on November 23, 2011


Stunt food is stunt-y. If I had 3 pies, and cake-makings, this would not be the result.
posted by theora55 at 3:17 PM on November 23, 2011


My God, it's full of diabetes!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:21 PM on November 23, 2011


Less than the sum of its parts.
posted by sourwookie at 3:21 PM on November 23, 2011


cheddar cheese on apple pie for breakfast

I'm attempting to bake some cheddar cheese into an apple pie as we speak. Just because... well, why not? Could work. It's not like tomorrow won't have enough cooking fiascos.

It's been baking for, oh, over an hour now. Still not done. Sigh.

My roommate just caught me swearing at the oven.
posted by functionequalsform at 3:33 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


There is a certain "extreme recipe" I want to post, it is available only on chanarchive and I think a bodybuilding forum, so an FPP may not fly. It is the most extreme extreme recipe ever created, it is so extreme I doubt it's veracity.

I am going to link it here on the chance that future generations will stumble across it, and gape in wonder.

Bacon Leviathan (NSFW)
posted by Ad hominem at 3:39 PM on November 23, 2011 [7 favorites]


Wait...where is apple pie not a breakfast food?

in bad places where people are bad.
posted by elizardbits at 3:59 PM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Boy, somebody gave us some sort of vegetarian prison planet loaf the other day

Well there's my phrase of the day.
posted by device55 at 4:12 PM on November 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: vegetarian prison planet loaf
posted by The Whelk at 4:30 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


No.

Just No.
posted by 26.2 at 4:42 PM on November 23, 2011


Ad hominem, that was brilliant. I laughed so hard and so long I am as weak as a kitten.

Team Bacon Leviathan!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:53 PM on November 23, 2011


vegetarian prison planet loaf

oh god, memorial day vegan bbq flashbacks DID NOT WANT
posted by elizardbits at 4:55 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


http://rockdiabeetus.ytmnd.com/

DIABEETUS
posted by clarknova at 5:01 PM on November 23, 2011


This is like the ultra diabetes version of the Cookie Cake Pie that I made for my friend's birthday a couple years ago. It was just as heavenly as you could imagine, full of chocolate chip, rainbow sprinkles goodness.
posted by ruhroh at 5:50 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have not braved the Cherpumple, but I did make Extreme Pumpkin Pie last year and some people ate it. I don't like pumpkin pie, so I can't comment myself except that it was pretty fun to make.

The Extreme Pumpkin Pie site is amazing. 90 Minute Turkey, Thanksgiving on a Stick, Gingerbread Ghetto...
posted by spitefulcrow at 5:59 PM on November 23, 2011


East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94: What's the word for jinx when it happens an hour later? Being slow, I guess.
posted by pmcp at 6:10 PM on November 23, 2011


Wait...where is apple pie not a breakfast food?

In the homes of certain friends of mine who were not brought up correctly. I have convinced some of them to eat apple pie for breakfast, but not to put a nice sharp cheddar cheese on it.
posted by jeather at 6:12 PM on November 23, 2011


There's something wrong with that pumpkin pie. It's too pale.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:33 PM on November 23, 2011


[added a NSFW warning, you know the drill folks....]
posted by jessamyn at 8:14 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


The only way this could be more decadent is if it were served in a fountain of pudding and eaten from sponge toffee rowboats with chocolate oars. I..




Sorry, blanked out from the sugar high I got just picturing it.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:35 PM on November 23, 2011


Sorry we're full. A badass short film about the role of pie at thanksgiving.

I'd be tempted to make an FPP but the director is a friend of mine.
posted by Blasdelb at 9:11 AM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now I'm stuck at work wondering what is NSFW about the Bacon Leviathan. Dammit.
posted by neuromodulator at 11:22 AM on November 24, 2011


Now I'm stuck at work wondering what is NSFW about the Bacon Leviathan. Dammit.

One of the preparation steps includes "glazin" the bacon, if you knowwhat I mean. I don't know if the pictures were really nessecary
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:51 PM on November 24, 2011


Don't ask about the chicken.

Just don't.
posted by The Whelk at 12:52 PM on November 24, 2011


One of the preparation steps includes "glazin" the bacon, if you knowwhat I mean. I don't know if the pictures were really nessecary

Now I'm stuck at work wishing I could undo the Bacon Leviathan. Dammit.
posted by neuromodulator at 1:36 PM on November 24, 2011


When you say "stuck"...?
posted by Sys Rq at 1:45 PM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


We made one last Thanksgiving, based on the Charles Phoenix one. I'm surprised LeLiLo hasn't posted a picture.
The first piece I had was the absolute bestest piece of cake/pie I've had in my life!
(I shouldn't have had seconds on the same afternoon, though...)
Anyway, I ate it all week. I'd highly reccommend it. At least the Charles Phoenix one. I don't like the looks of the posted one.
posted by MtDewd at 5:12 AM on November 28, 2011


I tried a piece of a single layer attempt at this last night. It was the cherry pie cooked inside a chocolate cake, all from scratch, and it was FANTASTIC! The slight saltiness of the pastry against the sweet cake was mind blowing...
posted by Shfishp at 6:42 AM on December 11, 2011


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