Sweet and Spicy Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe Type: Side
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Serves: 2
These are pumpkin seeds gone luxury, coated in a sweet and spicy mixture of brown sugar, butter, and spices and baked until toasted and caramelized.
  • 1¼ cup unroasted, unsalted pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas)
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, room temperature (melted and cooled will work in a pinch)
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin (preferably whole seeds toasted and ground, but already ground is just fine)
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone liner, if you have it – these things help with clean up in case a bit of sugar burns at the edges.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and spread on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until the seeds are golden brown and things smell toasty and caramelized when you check them. Stir the seeds around a bit at the 5 minute mark, making sure to spread them back out again before you put them back in the oven. They’ll be a bit gooey when you take them out of the oven, but as they cool they’ll crisp up. You can easily break them up with a wooden spoon or your fingers.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/sweet-spicy-caramelized-pumpkin-seeds-recipe/