Apparently there is a great video that shows the assembly of the Veggieducken but you can't see it unless you're actually watching this from the U.S. (don't get me started). Still, if you have a vegetarian horde to feed (or just want to get all of your sides in one freaky savoury disc), the recipe might be for you.
And for dessert ...
According to Serious Eats, a Cherpumple is "a monster of a three-layered dessert where each layer (CHERry, PUMpkin, and apPLE pie) is also baked inside a cake mix (white, yellow, and spice, respectively)."
Which is a succinct way of saying "it's a pie in a cake and a pie in a cake and a pie in a cake," all stacked up into one big pile of pie-cake, topped with frosting and served to you in a wok because no mere plate can contain its awesomeness (also, all your plates are too small to fit a single slice).
You can watch a video on how to create our own pie-cake mountain here: How to Make Charles Phoenix's Cherpumple (a video you can view in Canadaland, IMAGINE THAT).
Alternative ending: The Thanksgiving Cherpumple, which took 16 (!) hours to construct and consists of the following:
- Top layer: Chicken pot pie baked into turkey-duck meatloaf (a turducken riff).
- Middle layer: Green bean casserole pie baked into sage-sausage stuffing.
- Bottom layer: Sweet potato pie baked into jalapeno cornbread.
- Exterior: Mashed potato frosting, fried garlic sprinkles and a cranberry sauce and chives garnish
After reading all that, aren't you thankful to be Canadian?