When entertaining you can easily add festive fall flair to any appetizer tray by making your own pumpkin dipping bowl. To make the bowl you will need:
1 small pie pumpkin – look for one evenly shaped and unbruised
1 tablespoon olive oil
To make the dipping bowl, clean the outside of the pumpkin with a little soap & water to remove any residual dirt from being outside. Cut the top and spoon out the pumpkin guts & seeds from the pumpkin and pumpkin top. Lightly brush coat the hollow inside, top edge and exposed pumpkin top with a little olive oil. Use a clean dry paper towel to soak up any oil that may drip along the outside skin of the pumpkin. Bake on a foil lined baking sheet at 375 degrees F for 25 min. Cool completely in refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before use. You can also cool it in the freezer for about 30 minutes if you’re in a time crunch. Fill the bowl with your favorite dip, hummus, tapenade, salsa or yogurt and serve with any dipping side. This particular picture is a veggie tray with roasted garlic hummus. A few other suggestions:
Dill or Ranch dip with Pumpernickel or Rye bread
Olive tapenade with flat bread, crackers or bread
Yogurt dip with fresh fruit chunks
Caramel dip with apple slices
Salsa with tortilla chips
Chip dip with potato chips
Diana Wilkins says
OMG! That is so cute! Makes me hungry just looking at it. I love the fall!!!!
Kayla aka Kilo Bravo says
Ha! I am back again – I just happened to pick out both of your photos from the Pumpkin Parade as the posts I wanted to check out first! Love this idea of the gourd as a dish – we had our caterer’s do something similar with the pumpkin soup served at our wedding last October. Love it! I will definitely be lurking on your blog today 🙂
so cute! what a fun idea for a fall party!
Wow! That’s a great idea, good job!
Kim Woodward says
Love this idea for a fall party! I’ll be using this over the weekend