Rating: 4.5 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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

Recipe Summary

cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
prep:
5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • Spread the drained seeds onto a baking sheet in a single layer; season with salt.

  • Roast the pumpkin seeds in preheated oven until crisp and golden brown, 60 to 90 minutes.

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.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fat 15.8g; sodium 782mg. Full Nutrition
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