Turducken Week – Cherpumple pie cake and vegetarian turducken

baking, cake, creative, dessert, fruit, fruits, pie, turducken | December 30, 2011 | By

You know….CHERry, PUMpkin, and apPLE pies stuffed inside a cake. Just what you always wanted and didn’t know it, huh?

Cherpumple - Cherry, apple, pumpkin pie in a cake

One of these days, I’ll have to make one of these, too. I don’t know how they managed to keep it from sinking, but apparently it held its shape through the 4 hour serving window. And just in case you were wondering how this measures up with the other turducken varieties this week, it weighs in at almost 22 pounds and served 200 guests.

Cherpumple slice - Cherry, apple, pumpkin pie in a cake 

There are a bunch of other cherpumple submissions, too, so be sure to check them out.

And just in case you’re looking for more PETA-friendly turducken alternatives, this one is probably right up your alley:

Turkey, duck, chicken turducken stuffed animal bird

Awwww. <3

Turducken Week – Turdunkin doughnuts with coffee gravy

Turducken using dunkin donut doughnuts, hashbrowns, munchkins, tim hortons, coffee gravy, sprinkles

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a turkey brined in Dunkin Donuts coolattas, filled with munchkin doughnut holes, and covered with a syrup and sprinkles.

Turducken using dunkin donut doughnuts, hashbrowns, munchkins, tim hortons, coffee gravy, sprinkles....served as drumstick with mashed potatoes and gravy and munchkin stuffing

And what do you serve with a strangely sweet turducken? Mashed hashbrowns and the munchkin stuffing covered in a special coffee gravy obviously. You knew it couldn’t be a Dunkin’ Donut turducken without the coffee being thrown in there somewhere, too, right?

As usual, someone was nice (proud?) enough to share all the pictures, ingredients, and reviews of the whole process so we can indulge vicariously through their efforts. Do you think you would eat this?

Turducken Week – When 3 regular birds just isn’t enough

bacon, lists, pork, turkey | December 28, 2011 | By

Here’s the top 5 turducken variations I’ve seen that take the whole “chicken in a duck in a turkey” thing to another level.

1. 12 Bird “True Love” Turducken – Turk-oo-du-fo-mal-sin-ail-tridge-on-sant-en-duck

12 bird mega turducken 12 bird turducken

1. Turkey, 2. Goose, 3. Barbary duck, 4. Guinea fowl, 5. Mallard, 6. Poussin, 7. Quail, 8. Partridge, 9. Pigeon squab, 10. Pheasant, 11. Chicken, 12. Aylesbury duck

Holy cow, right? The ‘”true love” bird is modeled after the 12 days of Christmas, feeds 125 people, is roughly 50,000 calories, and takes 8 hours to cook.

2. 5 pound bacon turkducken – Turbaconducken

5 pounds of bacon turducken

Sure, it looks like just a turkey or maybe a “plain ol’ turducken” wrapped in bacon, but really, every bird piece inside was also wrapped in bacon, totaling 5 pounds worth of bacon.

3. Goochiphetridge and Quaducant

Turducken with different birdsturducken with different birds

The standard three birds are too boring apparently, so these guys mixed them up. The first is a goose, chicken, pheasant, and partridge. The second is only 6 pounds total with a quail breast and duck breast stuffed with Creole sausage and then placed in a deboned pheasant (quadruple threat).

4. TurBaconEpic

“A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig.” = 79,046 calories and 6,892g of fat

This was actually the first Epic Meal Time video I ever saw. If you’ve never seen any of them, uh, prepare yourself…it’s a lot of food, so not-always PG references, and maybe even a few gross moments of indulgence.

5. TurBaconEpicCentipede with Baconators

Same rules apply here with not-so-PG references, crazy indulgence, and a whole heck of a lot of food. Lots of birds, lots of bacon, lots of pigs, and lots of YouTube celebrities at this crazy celebration.

Turbaconepiccentipede with turduckens in pigs in a line