By Tish on October 22, 2002
Photo by pooknnook
Photo by pooknnook
"One of the best things about Halloween when I was a kid was the pumpkin seeds baking while we were finishing up the details on the carving. Serving size depends on the pumpkin"
Serving Size: 1 (1012 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I have tried baking pumpkin seeds several different ways but had never boiled them first -- it makes a big difference that my whole family liked. Thanks!"
"Thanks for the wonderful recipe. My grandaughter always requests toasted pumpkin seeds every halloween. Based on here-say, I increased the salt to 1/4 cup and added 1/8 cup garlic salt as well as baking time to 45 minutes. The children in her class loved them. It was a nice halloween treat!!! We'll definately do this one every year."
"Perfect, just what my family was looking for!!"
"This is an excellent recipe! I recently discovered an EASY and FAST way to clean the pumpkin seeds (which is the worst part of making pumpkin seeds). Place the seeds in water and stir with your hands to clean them; all of the clean seeds will float to the top while the pumpkin strings and flesh sink to the bottom. Use a slotted spoon to remove the seeds from the water! "
"I liked the boil then bake method, but my seeds were burned after 15 minutes at 350. I notice other recipes recommend 300 degrees, so I might try that next time. Liked the butter flavor and I subbed seasoning salt for the regular salt and added a shake of garlic powder. Will use this method again in the future with minor tweeking."
"I love pumpkin seeds!! they are kind of hard to eat but so good. I like this simple recipe that's a family fave for our extra pumpkin parts! If only every thing was so easy... :)"
"Five stars, Tish, for this simple but perfect way to prepare those squash seeds I had been throwing out. These took about 45 minutes in my 300* oven to toast to a crunchy perfection. I used a white cheddar popcorn flavoring for the seasoning, could not stop eating these. Um, thanks."
"I used this recipe last Halloween, the first time I tried the boiling method. I loved it, thanks!"
"I overcooked only about 10 min by accident, and they were really burnt-tasting. I added salt b/c I'm a salt freak, but they didn't need it. I think soaking helps the plumpness, though."
"Turned out nicely..but I only added less than one Tbsp of salt and they are over-salted for me (and I like salt). Perhaps because I added salt to the boiling water as well?"
"Thank you" I liked boiling them! Last year I just baked and they didn't seem done enough but yet almost overlooked outside. This recipe was perfect for us. I baked 300degrees for 45min."
"I cooked them for 40 minutes at 300 but followed the rest of the directions and they were perfect. I can't wait till next year so I can make them again."
"These were great, thank you! We added just a bit extra salt with olive oil (about 1 tsp) which was good for us, but we like salt!"
"Very easy and seeds came out tasty. I baked at 300 for an hour. Thanks for sharing!!!"
"Mine tasted slightly burnt, had too much butter at the end of cooking, and were not completely crunchy... with all the good reviews I'm willing to say it is cooks error. Bummer for me though!"
"I too baked at 300 for 45 minutes. The seeds are perfect! Just the right amount of saltiness. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"I give this 5 stars because of the boiling procedure which make the best seeds to eat. It crisps the shell making it convenient to eat the seed with or without the shell. I've made a few different times. Usually they get too done, almost burnt. I did lower the temp and cooked about 45 min. this last time which was best for me. I do realize oven temps vary. I did try with Greek Seasoning instead of salt and it was good. Salt is the 6 yr. old's favorite. So, if you like pumpkin seeds (pepitas), then you must try this recipe."
"Turned out just how I like them, CRUNCHY! Thank you!"
"I admit that pumpkin seeds aren't really my thing. I made these at the request of my husband and son. DH said it was pretty much what he was expecting, but they set on the counter for 3 weeks before they finally finished them off. Based on that, I'm going to say that they weren't anthing terribly special."