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The layers of a cherpumple
Type Dessert
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Cherry, apple, pumpkin
Cookbook: Cherpumple  Media: Cherpumple

A cherpumple is a holiday novelty dessert,[1] inspired by Turducken,[2] where several different flavor pies are baked inside of several different flavors of cake, and then stacked together. According to the creator, "Cherpumple is short for cherry, pumpkin and apple pie. The apple pie is baked in spice cake, the pumpkin in yellow and the cherry in white." [3]

The creator of the recipe, humorist Charles Phoenix, noticed that his family often took a slice of each dessert that was made for holidays, so he decided to create a single dessert that combined all of the flavors.[4]

Making a cherpumple can take up to three days, because each layer must cool before they are combined. Using boxed or frozen pies can improve the results as they have more structural integrity than homemade pies.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "What is the cherpumple". Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "How to make a Cherpumple". Wired. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cherpumple, the Turducken of the Holiday Dessert Table". Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Fowler, Geoffrey A. (November 6, 2010). "For Those Who Can't Decide on Dessert, Here's the Dish". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Cherpumple vs. The Pumpple: Which Will Become the Turducken of Desserts?". Retrieved November 28, 2011.