Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Favorites 2009

A quick one.....but an important one......Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. It's the best part of carving a pumpkin!

I look forward to these all year long......such a yummy, slightly nutty, salty treat!

1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt.
Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.

I like the good old-fashioned variety, but you can use all sorts of seasonings. A few:

Lawry's Seasoned Salt
Garlic Salt
Cajun Seasoning
Italian Seasoning
Chili Lime
Mrs. Dash
Cayenne Pepper

Think popcorn......most gourmet popcorn seasonings work for pumpkin seeds, too.

We are not carving until Thursday, so I'm still 2 days away from this savory goodness. Can't wait!


SASS said...

Those are my favorite! Reminds me of home. My mom used to make those.
Haven't tried other flavors of salt, MmM! I heart your fall favs!

Allyson and Dave said...

Yummy!!! I had some today.

Jodee said...

My mouth is watering just reading this post. I love pumpkin seeds!

I ordered the apron you recently posted for Carson in Christmas colors. It arrived yesterday and it is sooo cute! Thanks for linking to it!

Heather said...

Yea Jodee!!! So glad you liked it!

Thanks Casey too!