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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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cornucopia made with bread, filled with fresh fruits and veggies

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, so this year I am bringing it back.

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.

foil shaped as a cornucopia and vegetable spray

Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury breadsticks (or pizza crust)
  • aluminum foil
  • non-stick spray
  • egg – to make an egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • fresh fruits and vegetables

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

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  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. In a small bowl, beat the egg with a tablespoon of water to create an egg wash.
  7. Brush the egg wash onto the bread cornucopia and bake for 10-13 minutes.
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bread dough twisted around a foil form

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.

baked bread cornucopia on a platter

Then, just place it on a platter and fill it with fresh fruits and veggies.

finished bread cornucopia on a platter with fruit and vegetables

So fun and festive for Thanksgiving!

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

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cornucopia made with bread, filled with fresh fruits and veggies
cornucopia made with bread, filled with fresh fruits and veggies

Bread Cornucopia

Using ready-made dough, this edible bread cornucopia is so simple to create and is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer

Equipment

  • Pizza Cutter
  • foil
  • pastry brush
  • cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans Pillsbury breadsticks (or pizza crust)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Create a cornucopia shape with your foil and spray it with non-stick spray.
  • Open cans of dough.  If you are not using breadsticks, use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into strips.
  • Starting at the end of the cornucopia, wrap the dough strips around the foil, slightly overlapping the dough.
  • When complete, twist the final dough strip and place around the opening of the cornucopia.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg with a tablespoon of water to create an egg wash.
  • Brush the egg wash onto the bread cornucopia and bake for 10-13 minutes.

Notes

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.
Keyword bread cornucopia, Thanksgiving

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18 Comments

  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!
    karianne

  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.

  9. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable, and I bet it tastes great too! Perfect for a Thanksgiving table! Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is SUCH a clever idea! I love it. It’s also so easy to make.

  11. What a fun and creative idea, Lynne! This sparks the imagination for so many possibilities for other shapes and holidays too..

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