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Cherpumple-Off: Serious Eats Speaks

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We've already told our side of the Cherpumple-Off story -- in which we go head-to-head with Serious Eats to see who can make the biggest, baddest cake/pie mashup around  -- but our opponents have their own take on the epic battle. Erin Zimmer at Serious Eats breaks down the making of the winning Cherpumple (cutely named Sir Pumple), a Thanksgiving-themed monster filled with, among other creations, sweet potato pie, jalapeno cornbread and turkey-duck meatloaf.

Want to make your own? The genius chefs at Serious Eats promise a how-to later this year, come November. Keep an eye out for more tasty details.

Our Cherpumple-Off Against Food52
from Serious Eats

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Tags: What We're Reading, Serious Eats, Cherpumple, Thanksgiving, holiday

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12 months ago Sam

I really wanted to make this at home but I dont know the right recipe, have followed different versions in google unfortunately doesnt taste like. - All State Van Lines Relocation

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

We had an animated discussion about the two entries, last night at the dinner table. There's a certain contingent in this household (the males here) that is extremely interested in the savory version. In fact, they are seriously considering creating something like it, and inviting about 20 people (their male friends, mostly) over to enjoy it. They particularly like the innovative use of stuffing and meatloaf as "cakes." Me? Sorry, meatloaf and stuffing are not cake or even close, so as much as I like this in concept (and it actually does seem rather appetizing), I don't consider it a fair victory. Just sayin'. ;o)