As promised, I have the goodies I made from my pumpkin. Below are the Cajun pumpkin seeds. They're really easy to prepare:
- Wash the pumpkin seeds in a colander, and dry them with napkins.
- Prepare a baking sheet, and spray it with cooking spray (I used butter flavored).
- Spread out the pumpkin seeds.
- Cover with salt and Cajun Seasoning. Add to taste. (featured below).
- Put them in the oven on 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes (making sure to stir them around once or twice)
|These are the pre-seasoned seeds.|
I am very pleased with how the pumpkin seeds turned out. Cajun spices never fail.
Next, I started on the pumpkin pie. *This is enough for two pies.
- Put on a large pot of water to boil. After it started boiling, Pour the pumpkin meat in and cover with a lid.
- After you let it boil for twenty minutes or so, drain in a colander.
- Put the meat back in the pot, and start mashing (or you can put it in a blender).
- Add about two cups of brown sugar (or more or less) and about 1/2 a cup of butter.
- Season it to taste using powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ground ginger. I also added vanilla and a little lemon juice.
- Stir in three eggs, and pour in your evaporated milk.
- Pour in to thawed out pie crusts.
- Put it in the oven on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).
Halloween's very soon everyone, so I hope you're ready. Holiday foods like these (and watching Hocus Pocus) have been long time traditions of mine. Also, There's never been a year that I haven't dressed in a costume, so be prepared for the Goblin King this time.