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Drunken Pumpkin Seeds

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

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

1 h 20 m servings 284 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. Spread the drained seeds onto a baking sheet in a single layer; season with salt.
  4. Roast the pumpkin seeds in preheated oven until crisp and golden brown, 60 to 90 minutes.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 284 calories; 20.5 g fat; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; 4 mg cholesterol; 789 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Ok everyone, I hope your ready for a few variations on this bad boy of a pumpkin seed recipe. So on the whiskey I used jd like it suggested. On the bacon drippings I used maple bacon drippings...

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I just finished making this and went off of some of the reviews adding a pinch of garlic salt I also decided to go ahead and cook the seeds with the bacon but removed it after all seeds had turn...

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Ok everyone, I hope your ready for a few variations on this bad boy of a pumpkin seed recipe. So on the whiskey I used jd like it suggested. On the bacon drippings I used maple bacon drippings...

I was very hesitant to try these as #1, I don't like whiskey, #2, I didn't really want to waste a half cup of whiskey and #3, I didn't want to ruin my first batch of pumpkin seeds. The ingredie...

I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds and this year I decided to try this recipe because it sounded interesting. This was so good I might buy another pumpkin just to make these seeds again. I added the h...

I didn't change anything in the recipe, just doubled it and they're DELISH!

One do the best roasted pumpkin seed recipes I've found. Being from KY, we love our bourbon. I made for a Thanksgiving Day snack, but I doubt they'll last that long!

Completely awesome! Made these for a work party. Addictivly good! I added some smoked chipolte sauce to the boil for a little extra kick!

I made it with Spiced Rum instead of whiskey and it was awesome! :)

Wow!!! I used Dewars Honey Whiskey because it was all I had and also because I thought it may give a good sweetness. I can't stop eating them and they aren't even done in the oven yet. I may hav...

I also did the cayenne pepper, everyone loves it!