Sweet Spicy Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
1 good size pumpkin
5 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
1-1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
Gut the pumpkin and remove the seeds from the strings. Do not wash them. Place a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 250 degrees 15 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the seeds are dry and start to turn a light gold.
In a medium bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and the salt, cumin, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper.
Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pumpkin seeds after they're baked and 2 tablespoons sugar. Cook until sugar melts and the pumpkin seeds begin to caramelize, about 45 to 60 seconds.
Transfer to the bowl with the spices and stir well to coat. Let cool.
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