Halloween Jack O’Lantern Cob Loaf

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Halloween is the SCARIEST time of year!!

But 2020 is a bit different because of COVID. Boooo!

So celebrating Halloween at home is going to be the norm this year!!

This is our recipe for a Halloween Jack O’Lantern Cob Loaf – a pumpkin flavoured delicious dip that will be the table’s centrepiece for your at home Halloween celebrations.

You can grab the right pumpkins to make Jack O’Lanterns directly from Woolworths – they are in the fruit and vegetable section.

Serving the Halloween Jack O’Lantern Cob Loaf….

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We served our Halloween Jack O’Lantern Cob Loaf

with Halloween shaped croutons, sweet chilli chutney, boiled eggs sprinkled with paprika and turmeric for colour, pretzels, breadsticks and tri-coloured cheese.

We also added baby peppers with cream cheese and feta cheese.

All set for Halloween at home!

There you go! Halloween Jack O’Lantern Cob Loaf is everything you need for a fun Halloween feast!

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  • 1 whole Pumpkin (nice Shape)
  • 1 loaf Sliced White Bread
  • 1 loaf Sliced Wholemeal Bread
  • 1 loaf Sliced Rye Bread
  • Olive Oil
  • 10 rashers Bacon - Sliced Into Strips
  • 2 tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 500 grams Cream Cheese
  • 500 grams Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, Roughly Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1/2 cup Chives, Chopped To Garnish


How to Make Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Cob Loaf:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (or 160 if you have a fan-forced oven)
  2. Using a very sharp knife, cut a circle from the top of the pumpkin.  Scoop out the fibres, seeds and most of the flesh.
  3. Wrap the pumpkin in alfoil, and pop in the oven and bake for 45 minutes (this makes the pumpkin easier to cut).
  4. Fry up the bacon in a small saucepan until it starts to brown.  Once almost crispy, add the two tablespoons of crushed garlic.
  5. Place the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, parsley salt and pepper into a large bowl and mix together until nicely combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the pumpkin.
  7. Again cover the pumpkin in aluminium foil, and bake for two hours.
  8. Remove the foil, and bake for a further 45 minutes or until the dip is deliciously browned and bubbly on top.
  9. Using a Halloween Cookie Cutter, cut a shape from each of the three different types of bread, lay them on an oven tray and lightly spray them with olive oil.
  10. Tear up the rest of the bread and place on a baking tray and lightly spray them with olive oil too.
  11. Bake in the oven until they are crispy (5 - 8 minutes).
  12. Place the pumpkin in the middle of a serving dish and arrange the crispy bread around it.



If you don't wrap the pumpkin in alfoil to bake it - it will go all black - so this is super important!

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