Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 3 - Toasted Brown Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

     Toasted Brown Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

2 cups raw pumpkin seeds, unwashed
1/2 cup or 1 stick butter/margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsps vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or
      can replace with cinnamon

Line 13 x 9 baking dish with aluminum 
foil and lightly spray with no-stick 
cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325 
degrees. Set pan aside. Melt butter in 
saucepan over medium heat and add 
brown sugar, vanilla, salt, pepper, and 
your choice of pumpkin pie spice or 
cinnamon. Stir for 1 minute, and 
remove from heat. Add pumpkin seeds 
to mixture and stir until thoroughly 
coated. Spread out in thin layer in 
baking dish, and bake in oven at 325 
degrees for 20-25 minutes, stirring
every 5 minutes. Remove from oven 
and spread on wax paper to cool. 
Or for a little fun variety...mix with 
popcorn in large bowl while warm for 
a sticky, drizzly treat!!! Can be used 
as a snack, add to salads, in nut 
mixtures...or use your imagination!!! 



Susan said...

This is the first time I've ever roasted pumpkin seeds. Easy recipe and they turned out rather tasty. Thank you!

Ellen said...

I also like the addition of pepper to the recipe. These pumpkin seeds aren't going to last the night. I'll never throw any future seeds away again.