I will say, it takes A LOT of pumpkins to make a fair amount. It took me about 6+ pumpkins to fill a 4c. jar...and they don't last long, but they are so worth it. Snack on them, toss them on a salad, put in some chicken or tuna salad for an added crunch, sprinkle on top of a creamy soup...YUM.
I took my pumpkins, dropped them on the concrete of our porch to break them open (I didn't want to chance cutting the seeds). Then split them open and began removing the seeds...the bigger the pumpkin, usually the better. I had a few "younger" ones and the seeds were a little harder to remove.
2 c. pumpkin seeds
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt
1 1/2 tbs. butter, melted
1. After removing seeds from pumpkins, rinse with cold water. I like to place mine on a clean dish towel and pat to remove excess water.
2. Place in a bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over seeds, stirring well.
3. Spread out on one or two large baking sheets. I don't like to overpack them on the pan so I use two pans. No need to grease.
4. Bake in a 250 degree oven for 1-2 hours or until they are done. You are looking for them to puff up slightly and take on a darker color.
With Joy UNquenchable,