Monday, November 21, 2016

Microwave Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Here is a fabulous, fun and quick addition
to your Thanksgiving table or for anytime
during the fall.

This Pumpkin Seed Brittle is made in the
microwave.  It was inspired by a box I
got from Trader Joe's, but it is so quick and
easy to make, and Trader Joe's is a pretty long
drive, so I came up with my own.

 The secret is adding pumpkin pie spice to the
brittle, and then for more fun flavor, I
dusted the top with additional pumpkin pie spice.

Pop it in the microwave for a few minutes, stir,
microwave again and finish it off, then pour onto
a buttered piece of foil and you have a great treat
for Thanksgiving or Halloween, or really any time.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

1 C. white sugar
1/2 C. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 C. (two packages) shelled pepitas (from the
Hispanic section of your grocery store)
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. pumpkin spice
1 tsp. baking soda
Butter a large piece of foil.  Set aside.

In a glass, microwave safe bowl, place sugar, corn
syrup and salt.  Stir together.  Microwave on high for
5 minutes.  Stir in the pumpkin seeds.  Microwave for 2 1/2 
minutes more.  Remove, and stir in the butter, 
vanilla and pumpkin spice.  Microwave 1 1/2 minutes
more.  Remove and stir in baking soda.  It will bubble.

Pour immediately out onto the buttered foil and spread
it thin.  Let cool and crack.

Now here is where we really had fun with it

Pumpkin Seed Brittle Salad

1 head Romaine lettuce
1 chopped Kale salad mix from Costco
(with the pumpkin seeds and cranberries included)
Slivered jicama
1 C. Dried mango and pineapple, diced
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 C. crushed Pumpkin Seed Brittle (or more)

Toss the ingredients together,
minus the spice.  Add the spice to
the poppy seed dressing and toss.

Top with the crushed Pumpkin Seed Brittle.

You can make up your own salad mix and
your own poppy seed dressing.

This was such a hit, we have had it four times
this month!


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  1. What a fun recipe Jacqueline, I love pepitas! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a fun treat. Everyone always raves about the pumpkin brittle from Sonoma Williams. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Yum! Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  3. Mmmm
    Brilliant idea!

  4. I have never seen or heard of Pumpkin seed brittle, but I now have to try it!


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