Apple Pie-Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

apple-pie-pumpkin-seeds Romulo Yanes


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups raw pumpkin seeds or pepitas


1. Stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves.

2. In a large, heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Toast seeds in skillet, stirring often, until golden and beginning to pop, about 4 minutes. Stir in spice mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until spices are fragrant and nuts are coated well, about 1 minute longer. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Immediately spread in an even layer on a baking sheet; let cool completely, stirring occasionally.

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  • Yield: 5 1/4 cups

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 208
Fat per serving: 17g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 3mg
Fiber per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 8g
Carbohydrate per serving: 5g
Sodium per serving: 146mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Calcium per serving: 5mg

Good to Know

These seeds are done in 12 minutes and make for a healthy snack that'll last all week.
Lori Powell