PieCaken: the Ultimate Thanksgiving Dessert

Ever hear of PieCaken? It's the most sought-after dessert of the season, and it'll have your taste buds doing cartwheels in excitement.

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Feel like plain old pumpkin pie isn’t enough this year? Even decadently rich pecan pie won’t do? You could be craving PieCaken, the most sought-after dessert of the season. This triple-threat dessert will have your taste buds doing cartwheels in excitement.

What is it?

PieCaken is a triple-layered dessert medley consisting of pecan, apple and pumpkin pie goodness. The foundation of each PieCaken is a pecan pie, followed by pumpkin pie and then topped with apple spice cake. Each layer is separated by spiced cinnamon buttercream frosting, and the whole thing is topped off with apple pie filling. Why have just one when you can have them all? The combo is pure heaven, presenting the perfect reason to indulge this holiday season.

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Who created it?

The genius responsible for this crazy Thanksgiving dessert is award-winning pastry chef Zac Young, who you may recognize from Top Chef: Just Desserts and the Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets. In 2015, Zac created this twist on three Turkey Day classics, and the PieCaken has been gaining steam ever since. Live with Kelly and Michael, CNN, oprah.com and The New York Times have all recognized the pastry’s appeal.

How can you get it?

We don’t blame you if you’re already craving this dessert. To get ahold of your very own PieCaken, it’s available nationwide for delivery through FoodyDirect. This gargantuan dessert isn’t cheap, but at 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches high, and weighing in at nearly 6 pounds, it serves 12 to 16 people with ease.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try making it at home, there are many variations of the PieCaken. On average, it takes 5 to 6 hours to bake this satisfying goliath. It may be a long day of baking, but you’re sure to grab the attention and taste buds of your guests!

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