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Oct 27, 2009 05:34 PM

what to do with pumpkin seeds

so this is the time of year for pumpkin seeds. usually, i roast them with a little thyme and fleur de sel. this year, my girls asked me to make them sweet. i was going to toss them with egg whites, sugar and cinnamon and bake them "low and slow".

what is you favorite thing to do with pumpkin seeds?


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  1. Nov/Dec 1999 Cooks Illustrated has Mexican Spiced Almonds, Peanuts, and Pumpkin Seeds in its Sweet and Savory Spiced Nuts article. It includes sugar, salt, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and garlic.

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    1. for savory, i love either tamari, curry, or chipotle lime. but since your girls requested sweet, i'd stick with your plan...though i might consider using a blend of pumpkin pie spices and/or a little maple syrup. my other sweet favorite is honey sesame.

      1. We just roasted some pumpkin seeds last night with ancho chile powder, sea salt and olive oil. I love pumpkin season.

        1. I like to toss them with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar & bake them until sweet and lovely.

          1. We roast some and give the rest to the rat, who is made very happy.

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