Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Seeds

Did you roast your pumpkin seeds?  With all the sweets we’ve had in the last few days, I did the first batch with just olive oil and sea salt, but I have a couple pumpkins left and the next batch will be these tasty treats:

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1. Spread the seeds on a large baking sheet and roast them at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, or until completely dry and lightly browned.

2. In large bowl, stir together the pumpkin pie spice, salt, and 2 tsp of the sugar; set aside.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

4. Add the seeds and remaining 4 tsp sugar to the skillet, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until sugar melts, about 45 seconds.

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5. Scrape seeds into pumpkin pie spice mixture and stir to coat.

6. Allow to cool and store in airtight container.

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Here are a few more pumpkin seed recipes that sound like they’re worth trying:

6 comments:

FrouFrouBritches said...

That sounds good. I've only had them oven roasted with salt and we didn't even do that this year.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

That sounds utterly delicious!

I've always thrown those slippery little things away!

Not any more. This will make a great tv snakc!

Sarahx

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know you could eat them as a snack! How cool. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Angie said...

This looks great! I made mine with chili powder this year.

She's Thrifty said...

Roasted pumpkin seeds are the best.

Paula said...

I'm really regretting throwing all of the pumpkin guts and seeds from my pumpkin carving party into the compost pile. Your recipe sounds so good. Maybe I'll try it next year!