I love what comes with fall the greatest thing about it, is the food from Halloween to Thanksgiving.The pumpkins,apples , pies, cakes and the fall spices its like heaven.My favorite out all of the fall staples is the pumpkin every fall I head down to the supermarkets and buy my pumpkins so I make homemade puree’ , pumpkin seeds and desserts- yum .Speaking of pumpkin seeds I have a recipe for em’.They are Smokey Cajun Pumpkin Seeds and they are very crunchy and tasty.These are great for a snack at your Halloween party.This is fun to make with kids .
1 cup cleaned and dried pumpkin seeds
1-1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp Cajun spice
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a pan with parchment paper.
2.In a medium bowl add seeds,spices,salt and oil.Stir with a spoon until seeds are thoroughly coated.
3.Pour onto a sheet pan and spread in a single layer.
4.Place into oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until seeds are are golden brown.
5. When done take out of oven and let cool for 20 minutes.
6.Transfer to serving dish or place into snack bags .
Happy Fall and Happy Halloween!!
I am excited to share some of my dishes and desserts.I am starting with these pecan bites that I had made once before for one my Christmas parties they were a hit.They are easy to make and made with maple syrup instead of corn syrup I am not a fan .I added a cinnamon and ground ginger to add a little extra flavor.I made them with a store bought crust to make things easier if you prefer to make your own crust that is fine too.
2 eggs at room temp
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 light brown sugar
2 tsps vanilla paste or vanilla extra
2 tbsps melted unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 ground ginger
1 store bought or homemade pie crust
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.In a medium or large mixing bowl place all of the ingredients. Mix with a whisk or spatula until thoroughly combined.Place aside.
3.Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Take a 3 inch round cookie cutter and cut out as many circles as you can.
4.Place the cut out dough into a mini muffin pan and gently press into pan.
5.Spoon 2 tsps of the pecan filling in each pie shell.(try not to over fill)
6.Place into oven and bake for 15- 25 mins or until filling is set and crust is golden brown.
7.Let cool pecan bites cool on a bakers rack and let cool for 5 minutes in the pan.Now remove from pan with a butter knife carefully .Cool completely .
Now transfer the pecan bites to a serving dish and Enjoy!!!