I recently tried a recipe from the famous Canyon Ranch for their Pumpkin Crunch. It can sometimes be difficult to find shelled pumpkin seeds, but I picked up mine at Trader Joe’s and they probably stock them at Whole Foods, too. You start by tossing the pepitas with a little oil and roasting them once, then tossing them with spices and roasting them again to bring out a smoky, nutty flavor while the maple syrup caramelizes on the seeds. You finish by tossing in the cranberries (though any favorite dried fruit would substitute well here) and letting the mixture cool. Yum!
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