So, what to do with the remnants of a pumpkin? The answer is to create your own snack out of the seeds. As far as the pumpkin rind is concerned: well, I’ll leave that up to you.
As silly as this sounds, this was the first recipe that my mom ever taught me. It’s also very simple.
Note: These are great immediately out of the oven.
- 1 cup, raw pumpkin seeds, pulp removed
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
In a small mixing bowl, combine seeds and butter. Coat seeds well. Add salt and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
Spread out seeds on a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Place pumpkin seeds in the oven until browned, approximately 45 – 55 minutes. Stir and shake in 5-10 minute intervals to prevent burning.