Tuesday, October 4, 2011

pumpkin bowl how-to

Say hello to your inner Martha with a festive pumpkin bowl. Really, who wouldn't want to eat out of a pumpkin? They make everything cuter.

I used one to serve my pumpkin soup recipe but they could be used for so many other purposes (think Thanksgiving serving bowls). It's seriously simple and adds that special something-something to all your favorite fall dishes.

Pumpkin Bowl Recipe:
1 bowl

  • 1 small pie pumpkin (you can use any size pumpkin depending on the size of your dish)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt and pepper mixture
  • 2 tbsp water

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rub pumpkin with olive oil and salt/pepper mixture.
  3. Even out bottom of pumpkin by cutting off any uneven edges to allow pumpkin to stand straight (see picture). Don't cut more than 1/2 inch or so to avoid puncturing.
  4. Place water at the bottom of shallow baking pan and insert pumpkin.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Cut hole in top of pumpkin, large enough to serve as a bowl.
  8. Remove top, peel out inside with a spoon.
  9. If you puncture the bottom of the pumpkin while spooning out, don't fear, you can cover with tin foil to repair the hole.
  10. Spoon in the dish of your choice.
  11. Enjoy!

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