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Drunken Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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Drunken Pumpkin Seeds

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"These are NOT your grandma's pumpkin seeds! Smokey, sweet, and wonderfully delicious."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Stir pumpkin seeds, whiskey, bacon drippings, brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt together in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until the seeds begin to turn gray in the middle, 15 to 20 minutes; drain.
  3. Spread the drained seeds onto a baking sheet in a single layer; season with salt.
  4. Roast the pumpkin seeds in preheated oven until crisp and golden brown, 60 to 90 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Homemade bacon bits can be added as well as a light sprinkle of cayenne pepper if you like a bit of heat.
  • If you hate the idea of getting rid of 1/2 cup of whiskey as much as I do, drain the liquid mixture into a small sauce pan and reduce to about half. Then when the seeds have roasted about 1/4 of the way, drizzle the sauce over them.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the whiskey sauce. The actual amount of the sauce consumed will vary.
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Reviews More Reviews

Oct 13, 2013

I was very hesitant to try these as #1, I don't like whiskey, #2, I didn't really want to waste a half cup of whiskey and #3, I didn't want to ruin my first batch of pumpkin seeds. The ingredients sounded intriguing so I tried them and was truly amazed how delicious they are. I didn't have dark brown sugar, and didn't want to try to adlib since the recipe only called for 1 Tablespoon, so I just added maybe 2 teaspoons more light brown sugar but otherwise followed the recipe. I think using dark brown sugar would make them taste better/different but overall, I am very pleased with them especially since I can't really taste the whiskey.

 
Nov 12, 2013

Completely awesome! Made these for a work party. Addictivly good! I added some smoked chipolte sauce to the boil for a little extra kick!

 

13 Ratings

Nov 05, 2013

Ok everyone, I hope your ready for a few variations on this bad boy of a pumpkin seed recipe. So on the whiskey I used jd like it suggested. On the bacon drippings I used maple bacon drippings and omg it was a nice twist. For the brown sugar I did use light brown sugar just like one of the other reviews but I uped it even more and went with 1 & 1/2 tablespoons. And finally on the salt I went 1 tablespoon sea salt and 1 tablespoon garlic salt and bing bang boom there it is MMMMMMMM GOOD!

 
Nov 01, 2013

I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds and this year I decided to try this recipe because it sounded interesting. This was so good I might buy another pumpkin just to make these seeds again. I added the homemade bacon bits and they get a delicious caramelized glaze on them. Yum! I am obsessed!

 
Oct 27, 2013

I made it with Spiced Rum instead of whiskey and it was awesome! :)

 
Oct 20, 2013

Wow!!! I used Dewars Honey Whiskey because it was all I had and also because I thought it may give a good sweetness. I can't stop eating them and they aren't even done in the oven yet. I may have simmered mine too hard because I had nothing to drain... the whiskey, had already reduced to a glaze when they were ready to go in the oven, but I would do it the same way again. This glaze is AMAZING. I did also use cayenne as other reviewers have noted. I am so glad we bought HUGE pumpkins and I have tupperwares full of fresh seeds because I will be making many batches of these in the coming weeks.

 
Oct 02, 2013

I also did the cayenne pepper, everyone loves it!

 
Sep 07, 2013

BEST PUMPKIN SEEDS EVER! They were so good I had to make more! I did follow the "cook's notes" and added cayenne pepper and also drizzled the remaining sauce on the seeds! I am defiantly going to use this recipe again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 789 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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