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Pumpkin bread bowl

Pumpkin bread bowls

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I love soup season! Sometimes there’s nothing better than some homemade soup in a nice crusty bread bowl. So naturally in honor of fall and after seeing how much you loved the pumpkin baked brie, I had to make pumpkin shaped bread bowls.

Using a store bought dough makes it so easy! Literally thaw, shape and bake! This would also be a cute vessel for dips for Thanksgiving too! Scroll down to see how I made a pumpkin bread bowl.

How to make a Pumpkin Bread Bowl

You will need:

  • Frozen store bought dough
  • Egg
  • Twine

Start by thawing the dough. Take a large baking sheet, spray with cooking spray and place the loaves on the sheet. Next take a piece of parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and place over the frozen dough, spray side down so that it doesn’t stick or make a mess.

Once the dough has thawed (about 2-3 hours), cut the loaves into halves and roll into a ball.

Now here is where you can learn from my mistakes-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut 4 pieces of twine and lay out so that they look like spokes of a wheel. Place each ball of dough on top, and again cover with parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray, spray side down.

Allow the dough to rise for a few hours. (Originally I had allowed the dough to rise first and then tried wrapping with twine and it got messy).

Pumpkin bread bowls

Once the dough has risen, you are ready to shape your pumpkin bowls.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring up the sides of the twine and tie in the center so that it makes the shape of a pumpkin and gives you seams. Trim any excess twine.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Prepare an egg wash by cracking an egg in a bowl, add a splash of water and whisk completely.

Using a pastry brush, brush the dough with the egg wash.

Bake the dough for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Allow your pumpkins to cool briefly and then cut and remove the twine.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Use a knife to cut the tops off and scoop out some bread from the sides to make a larger vessel to hold your soup or dips.

Fill and serve!

Pumpkin bread bowls

Pumpkin bread bowls

My homemade butternut squash soup is my absolute favorite to serve in these pumpkin bread bowls for the perfect fall dish! Click here for my recipe.

My medicine ball chicken noodle soup is delish in this bread bowl too!

I love to see what you create! So if you make this, be sure to take a photo and share on Instagram, tagging me @ourtiny_nest!


Linking some kitchen items I used below:

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  • Reply
    October 24, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    This is amazing! Iโ€™m definitely doing this. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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      October 25, 2022 at 10:39 am

      Hi Renae! I’m glad you like it! It’s the cutest way to enjoy some soup!

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    Emily Sewell
    October 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    This is SO cute and so simple. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    October 24, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Looks yummy and I love the way bread bowls look. So pretty.

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    Anne Rosler
    October 25, 2022 at 9:47 am

    This looks amazing, thank you for sharing. Will definitely try this this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      October 25, 2022 at 10:39 am

      Thank you Anne! Let me know how it comes out ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 26, 2022 at 8:33 am

    So clever! Love the simplicity. Canโ€™t wait to try it!

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    October 26, 2022 at 8:59 am

    These looks so yummy! Thanks for the idea!

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    October 26, 2022 at 9:42 am

    So fun! I wish I had this tip when my kids were young, maybe they would have liked soup more, lol!!! The bowl is so cute and looks yummy too!

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    October 26, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    This is so cute! What a wonderful way to enjoy Fall soup!!

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    October 31, 2022 at 8:33 am

    This makes me want soup today ๐Ÿ˜Š so cool!

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      October 31, 2022 at 11:42 am

      its sooooo good!

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    Flawless World
    October 31, 2022 at 8:59 am

    This looks delectable and it’s perfect for this time of year! Thank you for sharing!

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    Last Guy On Earth Blog
    October 31, 2022 at 9:53 am

    This simple recipe is mouthwatering and, at the same time, an exemplary refinement to surprise our friends. It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    October 31, 2022 at 10:23 am

    These are great, and I don’t have to make the bread from scratch! I can’t wait to make this and amaze all my friends!

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    jimmy Clare
    October 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    interesting recipe

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    October 31, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    The pumpkin bread bowl is a clever idea. It is perfect for hosting cream soup or ground meat. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sage Scott
    November 1, 2022 at 12:28 am

    How cute are these? And butternut squash soup topped with crispy sage leaves sounds like the perfect fall soup to fill them up with!

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    November 1, 2022 at 11:01 am

    LOVE these bread bowls, Nicolle and the trick with the twine is BRILLIANT!
    We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party!
    Creatively, Beth

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      November 2, 2022 at 7:56 am

      ahhh thank you Beth!!!

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    November 3, 2022 at 12:48 am

    That’s so clever Nicolle… love them!!
    Thank you for sharing your pumpkin bread bowls at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring them at the party this week and pinning too.

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    Esme Slabbert
    October 27, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    What an awesome and great idea to use the twine to shape the bread.
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    Maryann Lawlor
    November 1, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Instead of pulling out some bread from the center to make room for the soup, I simply press my thumbs in the center and press the bread slightly into the sides. No waste and a bit of a stronger โ€œbowl.โ€

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      November 2, 2023 at 6:50 am

      Hi Maryann! That is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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