The Cherpumple is an original recipe from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, and the most talked about new dessert to come along in years.
It’s a three-layer cake with a pie stuffed in each layer. YUM! 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. I DARE YOU TO TRY IT AT HOME!
The inspiration for the Cherpumple came from the typical dessert table selection you would find at one of my family’s holiday celebrations. Seems like there’s always cherry, pumpkin and apple pies and a cake – a family tradition. The cake has a layer of spice and a layer of yellow. Since I always want to have a piece of each of the pies and the cake, I figured, why not make that waaaaaaaay more convenient? So, I baked them all together as one, and the Cherpumple was born.
1 8″ frozen pumpkin
This big ol’ turkey-shaped cheese, cracker and salami platter is sure to sensationalize your big birdy dinner party !!! …
At last, my excuse to go on a cracker shopping spree at the supermarket. And how much do we seriously all love crackers … I KNOWWW !!! All the crackers of our lives have a story. I could find origin dates on all of them except Sociables. So for now we’ll have to wonder about those … but I can tell you when the rest of these salty, fatty flavor bombs first came out of the oven: Saltines in 1876, Triscuits in 1902, Cheez-Its in 1920, Ritz in 1934, Wheat Thins in 1947, and Chicken in a Biskit in 1964. This is delicious info! OK, now onto more important things …
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A SNACKSGIVING GOBBLER PLATTER
Crackers – your choice, the more the merrier …
Cheese – I used a double wide block of cheddar cheese. Velveeta for the body!
Big stick of hard Gallo Salami
ASTRO-WEENIE ROAST TOM TURKEY DOG is what’s happening this THANKSEASON in the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen.
Turkey meatloaf skewered and studded with turkey wieners, turkey kielbasa, ‘lil turkey smokies and fresh cranberries …
I didn’t mean to do this, it just happened.
I didn’t think about it, I just did it …
After his photo shoot wrapped, it occurred to me to conduct a science experiment. So, I put him in the oven, where he’s been oh-so slow roasting on pilot light warmth ever since. That was last Sunday.
I vowed not to open the oven door, not even to peek until Thanksgiving morning
Can’t wait to see what a slow-roasted Tom Turkey Dog looks like after 4 days in the oven. Sometimes, my test kitchen is part science lab.
This turkey day, I give thanks for the many blessings in my life, including the privilege and the pleasure of sharing my passion for classic and kitschy American life and
See Frosty melt and learn how to make your own cheeseball man in the latest video from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen.
My latest test kitchen concoction is pretty much proof that the spirit of Christmas has hijacked my seasonal sensibilities and skyrocketed them into the stratosphere of culinary kookiness! But that’s ok because otherwise how would I ever have thought that Frosty the snowman needed to “come back to life one day” as Frosty the Cheeseball Man, made not “of snow as the children know” but as Velveeta frosted with cream cheese.
Not only will your very own cheeseball man creation be the perfect party conversation centerpiece, but Frosty will also inspire gasps, awes and shrieks when you announce to your guests that he will also be the evening’s entertainment.
But make sure to toast Frosty before you melt him. Center him in your best vintage electric skillet, gather your guest
The Astro Weenie Christmas tree is the ultimate Holiday centerpiece! Charles’ how-to video demonstrates basic construction, inspires Test Kitchen fans to get creative and share their crafty culinary creations!
1. Cover Styrofoam cone with tin foil.
2. Smear the bare bottom of the cone with peanut butter to “glue” it to the plate.
3. Begin tooth-picking fruits, veggies or just about anything else you can stick a toothpick through and into the Styrofoam. Be creative!
4. Admire and then…dig in!
What bite size edibles to put on your AWCT?
Your AWCT can be sweet or savory, and just about anything will work as long as it’s edible! Don’t forget the most important ingredient of all: the cocktail weenies!
Helpful hint #1: Make sure anything that comes in a can or jar is drained OVERNIGHT before putting on the tree. You don’t want a soggy tree.
Helpful hint #2: If your want
Long before I stuffed three pies in three cakes and called it the Cherpumple, I think I’d baked about two cakes in my entire life. But since then I’ve been oh so busy in my Test Kitchen crafting and concocting all kinds of crazy cakes and other eye-popping potluck pleasers and edible party centerpieces.
And since we all like things that erupt, I thought it was high time to bake a cake that would spew, spurt and spout whipped cream fresh from a highly pressurized aerosol can.
But not just any ol’ whipped cream — Reddi-wip, a kitschy kitchen classic since 1948.
So, I just happened to have a couple of cakes lounging around the Test Kitchen. A leftover Cherpumple, and an intensely food colorized cake I’ve been experimenting with. How convenient. With one teetering on top of the other I now had six generous layers of cake.
First step was to insert a plastic eruption tube into the cake, then e
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But Will It Erupt Whipped Cream?
Since we all like things that erupt, I thought it was high time to bake a cake that would spew, spurt and spout whipped cream fresh from a highly pressurized aerosol can.CLICK FOR MORE!