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CHARLES AND HIS CHERPUMPLE FEATURED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Cherpumple

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‘Cherpumple’ Bakes Three Pies Inside Cakes; ‘Total Spectacle’ or Deadly Sin?

Charles Phoenix WoodcutBy GEOFFREY A. FOWLER

Turduckens are now American holiday fixtures, those Frankenstein fowl featuring a turkey stuffed with duck stuffed with chicken. Last Thanksgiving, Charles Phoenix created the turducken of desserts.

Need a new Thanksgiving recipe? Charles Phoenix, inventor of the cherpumple, a cherry-apple-pumpkin-pie-cake, demonstrates how to make one in a video he made last year.

Eyeing the remains of his family’s meal, Mr. Phoenix noticed everyone took a sliver of each pie—cherry, pumpkin and apple—and some cake. “I was inspired,” he says, “to combine all my family’s traditional holiday desserts into one.”

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