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A ZeroWaste Autumn: caramelized pumpkin seed recipe

Just finished a fall squash recipe and don’t know what to do with the pretty seeds left over? Here’s a quick and fun recipe that will delight young and old alike.
To be served warm as an aperitif with mulled wine, at breakfast with yogurt or as a snack for the kids at snack time!


  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sugar (preferably brown sugar)


1. Toast the seeds in an oiled frying pan, stirring constantly

2. When they are lightly browned, sprinkle with sugar and let caramelize by mixing with a wooden spatula

3. Pour on a plate or serving dish, separate the large pieces and allow to cool.

4. It’s ready (…) Hurry up, there’s already almost none left!