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21 In food/ Recipes

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.

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!

 

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20 In food/ home/ Recipes

Apple Pear Fall Sangria

Fall Sangria

This post is sponsored by Free Spirit Bundle but all thoughts and opinions are my own

Remember Thirsty Thursday in college? Well I’m coming to you with a delish cocktail this Thursday and it’s a little more elevated than those jugs or boxes of wine you maybe used to drink when you were younger. Scroll down for my Apple Pear Fall sangria recipe and an exclusive code for my followers.

Apple Pear Fall Sangria

Apples, cider, white wine and pear vodka come together for a refreshing fall beverage.Β  Whether you’re getting together with friends or serving for the holidays, this sangria is a beautiful cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • Pear vodka
  • 2 apples sliced
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • cinnamon bark

Directions:

In a large pitcher add the apple slices, rosemary and cinnamon sticks.

Pour the wine, apple cider and vodka – I don’t measure πŸ˜‰

Stir until combined.

You can serve immediately or let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to enhance the flavors.

Apple Pear Fall Sangria

This would be a great beverage to serve for Thanksgiving! And isn’t this pitcher gorgeous? It came in this quarter’s Free Spirit Bundle Box. Your quarterly subscription gets you a luxury box of eclectic decor items, an online community with access to an interior designer and helps give back. Use my code NICOLLE on your first subscription and a complimentary handmade gift as a Thank You <3. Click here to get your bundle.

I love to see what you create. If you make this, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest.

Other ideas you may like:

This fall tablescape idea

This pumpkin baked brie – omg so delish!

This simple Thanksgiving place setting idea

 

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15 In food/ halloween

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate and ideas for a Hocus Pocus Party

Pumpkin spice hot chocolate and more ideas for a Hocus Pocus party

Sistahsss! Who is excited for the release of Hocus Pocus 2? I know we can’t wait! Today I’m sharing some really fun ideas to have your own Hocus Pocus Watch Party. This pumpkin spice hot chocolate is the perfect witches brew to sip on while you watch. And the addition of any whiskey or bourbon or your favorite spirit will have you saying “woppo boppo I’m in trouble”. Scroll down for my pumpkin spice hot chocolate recipe and more ideas for a Hocus Pocus party.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate with pumpkin and spices makes it velvety and perfect for fall. Put all ingredients in the crockpot and it’s ready in an hour!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (make sure it’s puree, not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1Β  1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice extract or 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (I like the extract because you can add it to other beverages)

Directions:

Combine all of your ingredients in the crockpot and whisk together.

pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally then place on keep warm.

Add some Rumchata, whiskey, bourbon or Fireball to really spice it up πŸ™‚

Serve in these little cauldrons for a festive Hocus Pocus watch party or Halloween party. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Pumpkin spice hot chocolate and more ideas for a Hocus Pocus Party

Or add one of these Halloween peep marshmallows.

Pumpkin spice hot chocolate and ideas for a Hocus Pocus party

I love to see what you create! So if you try this recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

Linking some of my hot cocoa makings below:

beautiful crockpot walmart mini witch cauldron Halloween peep marshmallows Halloween sprinkles

 

For more Halloween ideas check out

My Halloween Finds

My Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Halloween Boo Buckets

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Here are some more Hocus Pocus Ideas from some of my friends!

Hocus Pocus Bart Cart – Tuesday’s on Jasmine

This is a must for any of your parties! Click to see how they assembled it

Hocus pocus bar cart party ideas

Jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers – The Cymbal Life

These look so easy to make! Healthy too!

halloween stuffed peppers

Skeleton candy board – Ambushed with Boys

This is almost too pretty to eat!

Skeleton candy board hocus pocus ideas

Brownie Witch Cauldrons – Young at Heart Mom

Click to see how to make them! These are adorable

Hocus Pocus Ideas brownie witch cauldron

 

And one more for the road because this is hysterical and if you don’t get it then you’re not a true Hocus Pocus fan.

Hocus Pocus party ideas

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28 In food/ Recipes

Pumpkin baked brie

Pumpkin baked brie

Warm and gooey pumpkin baked brie is an easy appetizer that you’ll want to make all fall long and through the holidays!

If you’ve been following for awhile you know that the way to my heart is with cheese. In fact, bread and cheese are my love language. This past weekend it was in the high 70s/80s but it was the first football Sunday and I was craving all the fall comforts. So I lit a candle, played my autumn playlist (click here for the playlist) and made myself a gooey wheel of baked brie filled with warm pumpkin apple butter.

So what is baked brie exactly? First you bite into this crispy, flaky puff pastry that is filled with oozing brie cheese, melted to perfection. It’s really good paired with some crackers or apples and the addition of the warm pumpkin butter makes this perfect for the fall or the holidays. Scroll down for my delicious pumpkin baked brie recipe.

And for more cheese appetizers, check out my Goat Cheese board, similar to a butter board!

Pumpkin Baked Brie

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 wheel of brie cheese
  • pumpkin butter (if not homemade, store bought is fine. Props if you channeled Ina Garten while saying this. Apple butter would work good too!)
  • Baker’s twine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 1 honey pretzel twist

Directions:

1.) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

2.) Line a baking dish with parchment paper and roll out the puff pastry sheet on top.

3.) Spoon about 3 tbsps of pumpkin butter onto the center of the puff pastry.

Pumpkin baked brie

4.) Place the brie cheese wheel on top of the pumpkin butter spread.

5.) Draw a circle with a butter knife around the cheese, leaving about 2 inches of dough around the border.

Pumpkin baked brie

6.) Bring the edges of the puff pastry dough to the top so that the whole wheel of cheese is covered.

7.) Cut 5 strings of kitchen twine in equal length and lay out on the parchment paper in a spider’s web formation.

8.) Place the dough wrapped cheese on top of the twine and bring up each opposite side of twine, tying in the center.

9.) Make an egg wash with 1 egg and water, whisk it together and brush over the top of the puff pastry dough.

10.) Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or so, until the dough is golden brown.

11.) Remove from the oven, cutting and discarding the twine.

12.) Place a honey pretzel twist on top for the stem and sage leaf.

13.) Serve immediately with crackers, apples and some nuts.

 

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

Linking the twine and this cheese board below

cheese board kitchen twine for baked brie

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For more fall inspiration and recipes check out

This easy fall centerpiece

Homemade pumpkin cold foam coffee

Apple cinnamon french toast casserole

And for the holidays

This delish Irish cream which makes awesome gifts!

My sweet potato casserole & other Thanksgiving recipes

This effortless Thanksgiving place setting

pumpkin baked brie

Pumpkin Baked brie

Crispy flaky puff pastry dough is filled with warm pumpkin butter and brie cheese melted to perfection. This makes a great fall or holiday appetizer served wtih some crackers, fruits and nuts.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough
  • 1 wheel brie cheese
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin butter or apple butter homemade or store bought
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 1 honey pretzel twist

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper and roll out the puff pastry sheet on top.
  • Spoon about 3 tbsps of pumpkin butter onto the center of the puff pastry.
  • Place the brie cheese wheel on top of the pumpkin butter spread.
  • Draw a circle with a butter knife around the cheese, leaving about 2 inches of dough around the border.
  • Bring the edges of the puff pastry dough to the top so that the whole wheel of cheese is covered.
  • Cut 5 strings of kitchen twine in equal length and lay out on the parchment paper in a spider’s web formation.
  • Place the dough wrapped cheese on top of the twine and bring up each opposite side of twine, tying in the center.
  • Make an egg wash with 1 egg and water, whisk it together and brush over the top of the puff pastry dough.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or so, until the dough is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, cutting and discarding the twine.
  • Place a honey pretzel twist on top for the stem and sage leaf.
  • Serve immediately with crackers, apples and some nuts.