November 7, 2011

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

My friend, Raquel posted this recipe on Facebook as her favorite way to prepare pumpkin seeds. I get really bored with just standard, salted seeds so I was game for trying something new. Well let me tell you, after preparing these seeds, this recipe is now MY new favorite way to make pumpkin seeds. They were delicious! I swear they were totally addictive. We had some friends over for the afternoon, and these disappeared pretty one could stay away from the bowl!

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted. Larger seeds may take longer.

In a large bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of white sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle the remaining sugar over them. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts, about 45 seconds. Pour seeds into the bowl with the spiced sugar and stir until coated. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

The Result:
My camera battery needs to be recharged, so I don't have a photo. Sadly, I only remember that it needs to be charged when I need to either take or upload a photo. I need to just find the charger right now and do it already! Anyway, these were fantastic. This is now my go-to pumpkin seed recipe. YUM!

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