Smokey Cajun Pumpkin Seeds

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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 .

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Ingredients:

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

 

Directions:

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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 .

 

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Happy Fall and Happy Halloween!!

 

Maple Spiced Pecan Pie Bites

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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.

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Ingredients:

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

 

Directions:

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!!!

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