Make a Bread Cornucopia for Thanksgiving

Using ready-made dough, this edible bread cornucopia is so simple to create and is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!

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It’s time for the November Pinterest Challenge! If you aren’t familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it’s a monthly blog challenge to motivate us all to not just pin, but to make it happen. This month I am sharing this this Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia! Here is the Pin inspiration –>> Instructables.


Thanksgiving is a holiday where we gather with family and friends to give thanks for all of the blessings in our life.  The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is a traditional symbol of the holiday.

I have been making this bread cornucopia for many years. I began by making it for my first elementary classes for our Thanksgiving feast.  Then, when I had my own children, I always included this fun and festive centerpiece in our Thanksgiving dinner.  These past couple of years, I have not included it and it has been missed.  I recently was scrolling Pinterest and spotted this pin.  I instantly knew what I should make!

When I went to the market to pick up the ingredients, I couldn’t find Pillsbury breadsticks.  Instead, I purchased a couple of cans of Pillsbury pizza crust.  It worked out just as well.



  • 2 cans of Pillsbury breadsticks (or pizza crust)
  • aluminum foil
  • non-stick spray
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • pizza cutter
  • pastry brush

To create your own bread cornucopia, follow these simple step by step directions:

  1. Preheat your oven according to package directions.
  2. Create a cornucopia shape with your foil and spray it with non-stick spray.
  3. Open cans of dough.  If you are not using breadsticks, use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into strips.
  4. Starting at the end of the cornucopia, wrap the dough strips around the foil, slightly overlapping the dough.
  5. When complete, twist the final dough strip and place around the opening of the cornucopia.
  6. Beat the egg and a tablespoon of water in a small bowl to create an egg wash.
  7. Brush the egg wash onto the bread cornucopia and bake.



Keep an eye on it as it may brown quickly.  After mine was browned, I tented it with foil and let it bake an additional few minutes to ensure the dough was cooked.



I hope you enjoy this festive, edible bread cornucopia on your holiday table.  Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!


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For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop
My Pinterventures  •  Eye Love Knots  •  Faeries and Fauna
  Cookies Coffee and Crafts  Across the Boulevard
Purple Hues and Me
My Family Thyme  •  Our Good Life  •  Farm Girl Reformed

Decorate and More with Tip  • Mom Home Guide  Our Unschooling Journey  
 This Autoimmune Life  
Christina Faye Repurposed  Stone Cottage Adventures
Love My Little Cottage  •  My Bijou Life  •  K’s Olympic Nest
All That Life Stuff    Seeking Serenity & Harmony •  Alayna’s Creations
Peony Street  •  DIY Vibes 

 Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓

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  1. This looks so impressive! I never would have guessed it’s made using pizza dough or bread sticks.

  2. This is such a fun idea!!!!!!! I’m all about easy and this is perfection!

    Happy Thanksgiving friend!

  3. Mother of 3 says:

    That looks delicious and I bet it’s a fun conversation starter too. Pinned

  4. How fun Lynne! What a great centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table. I may have to try this (although my cooking skills need improvement haha). Pinned!

  5. This is so fun! I’m in charge of dessert this year and would love to fill it with desserts. Pinned.

  6. This is so cool! I wonder if you can make mini ones for a side roll at Thanksgiving? Thanks for the idea!

  7. What a clever idea Lynne! It looks so festive, and I love that it’s easy to make! Thanks for sharing! Pinned 🙂

  8. That’s so cool and will be perfect Thanksgiving.

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