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Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
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Looking for a fun snack for a Halloween party? Reserve the Pumpkin seeds from all of the Pumpkins carved for jack-o’-lanterns or cut up and roasted for Pumpkin purée. Make crunchy, sweet Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds. Referred to as "pepitas", they are good all by themselves as a seasonal snack or strewn atop fall salads and even apple-pear crisps. Make sure to remove the outer husks from the interior green seed as it is the seed that is so good to eat, not the husk.

Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 cups raw, cleaned and hulled Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional spices: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons chile powder and/or 1 teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. Mix the hulled green Pumpkin seeds with the melted butter, lime juice, sugar and salt, and your spice choice: mix until the seeds are evenly coated. Spread the seeds evenly over the cookie sheet and roast for about 20 minutes until the seeds are lightly browned, turning them every 5 minutes or so. Remove from oven and cool completely. Keep stored in airtight container for up to one week.