"Our family's favorite is this unusually tasty way to use those pumpkins seeds from your Halloween jack-o'-lanterns." — lotus petal
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pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
hot pepper sauce
After spending the day trying various pumpkin seed recipes (6 total), this is by far the best! I was leary of this recipe being too "hot" for my children, but No! They love it! Even more so than the cinnamon and sugar recipes. It's not too salty, and not too sweet. I used basic Tabasco Sauce. (Would add more dashes of sauce for adults.) Outstanding!
Really need to up the seasonings, came out bland and burnt.
I love these, soooo good. I double the sauce mix because the flavor is so good and add lots of extra drops of hot sauce. If you don't wanna take time to dry your seeds, boil them in salt water for 10 minutes!
Yummy!! I am usually a bit hesitant to try a recipe that doesn't have a number of reviews but I went out on a limb on this one. It was well worth it. These are really good. I used more than a couple drops of hot sauce (more like a few dashes) and was afraid it was going to be too much. Nope, just right. Perfect balance between sweet and salty with a little bit of heat. Also, I let them cook closer to an hour and moved them around on the pan every 15 minute or so. Made just about 2 cups (2 pumpkins worth) last night and between my bf and I I'll bet they'll be gone by tonight. Now, if I can just come up with a reson to buy more pumpkins....
These are addicting. I added extra hot sauce for some more kick, and they are still pretty mild. Next time I think I will increase the sugar just a bit, as they aren't very sweet. I was hesitant about the worchestshire, but it added a nice depth of flavor. Good recipe!
This smells wonderful when cooking. Just the right balance of sweet and salty. I guess I am a novice to pumpkin seeds, I didn't realize that you eat the shell.
AS AN ADDITIONAL NOTE TO THE REVIEW BELOW: One of the things that really made the difference with these, I believe, was letting the seeds dry out completely before baking them. I rinsed and put them on a paper-towel lined baking sheet overnight. Also, my husband just tried these, and he says that there was no possible way I could have made these any better. He says he'll be growing more pie-pumpkins for me next year, just so he can get the seeds! These are *that* good!
Oh, wow, I've been making different varieties of roasted pumpkin seeds for years, and after just taking these out of the oven and being unable to stop eating them, this recipe is going straight into my autumn recipe file!! I couldn't believe how good these were! The only changes I made weren't that significant--I used Smart Balance Light instead of butter to cut the calories a little, used a tad extra brown sugar and replaced the hot sauce with a good dash of cayenne pepper (didn't have a spicy enough hot sauce that I liked on-hand). I also baked these for only 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so, to make sure they didn't stick to the cookie-sheet and burn. I can't wait to serve these at our annual pumpkin-carving party--I know they're be a hit. Thanks for the yummy and super-easy recipe!!
Delicious! Will be a yearly tradition. Thanks for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 168
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