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How to Make Pumpkin Bowls and Dishes

Description: A real pumpkin makes great, disposable, organic serving bowls and dishes. After use, just toss it, and any leftovers inside, into your composter, or onto the compost pile.

You can make bowls, serving dishes and plates, quickly and easily. The shape is all a matter of how you cut the pumpkin. Use your imagination.

How to Make a Pumpkin Bowl:

For bowls and dishes, select a healthy, unblemished pumpkin, of the size you want to use.

Next,  cut off the lid, and scrap out the insides.

You now have a bowl, complete with lid for a cover. For a serving dish, cut the pumpkin horizontally, at the height you want for the dish. For a plate, cut the pumpkin horizontally, just a couple inches from the bottom.

Here are some ways to make a pumpkin serving bowl:

1. Cold drinks, juices puddings, apple sauce, etc :

  • Clean out the pumpkin just prior to using it.
  • Cut the lid off, and scoop out the insides.
  • Pour the liquid, pudding or sauce into the cleaned out pumpkin.
  • Discard it and any leftover contents right after the party. The pumpkin can not be kept.

2. Snack serving bowl(Candies, cookies, other treats):

  • Clean out the pumpkin just prior to using it.
  • Cut the lid off, and scoop out the insides.
  • Line the inside with plastic wrap.
  • Place the snacks inside the pumpkin.
  • Discard it and any leftover contents right after the party. The pumpkin can not be kept.

3. Hot drinks, hot applesauce, etc:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the lid off, and scoop out the insides.
  • In a large, shallow pan, add 1/2" of water, and place the pumpkin upside down.
  • Cook in the oven for about 30 minutes, until pulp is just beginning to get soft. Do not cook it too long, or it may split or leak after filling it.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Pour hot cider, hot applesauce, etc. into the pumpkin.
  •  We recommend placing the pumpkin bowl inside of a flat, shallow dish or bowl. If you have cooked it too long, it can leak or split. The trick is to cook the pumpkin just until it starts to get soft.
  • Discard pumpkins after the party.

4. Miniature Pumpkin Bowls:

  • Miniature pumpkins make excellent bowls for ice cream, puddings, soup, stuffings and much more.
  • For serving ice cream, pudding and other colds treats, follow method #1 above.
  • For serving hot foods like soup, follow method #3 above.

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