HOUSTON, Texas - Move over Turducken, there's a new kid in town. Thanksgiving, meet the Pumpecapple. At 12 inches tall and weighing in at an incredible 26 pounds , the monstrosity holiday dessert is taking the country by storm. And it's all courtesy of the culinary crew at Three Brother's Bakery.
"Apple pie on the bottom, pecan pie in the middle in chocolate cake and pumpkin pie on top with a pumpkin spice white cake," Three Brother's owner Bobby Jucker explains the enormous dessert. It was supposed to be a one-time-only gimmick for the food section of the Houston Chronicle. But then word got out.
"We thought it was going to be like a big joke," Jucker says. Instead, "People were calling and ordering this thing like crazy." It's become so famous, in fact, that the bakery has had to stop taking orders for Thanksgiving. The funny thing is, it's not new. The first pumpecapple was created four years ago. But it's only just caught on. The good news is that Three Brothers will begin taking Christmas orders December 2.
It'll set you back $175, but considering that it's three whole pies and three whole cakes baked into one, it's not a bad deal. Trying to eat the thing, however, may take a little ingenuity of your own.