Vicki Wells
October 2003

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Credit: © Quentin Bacon

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Makes about 7 ounces
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and butter the paper. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water and bring to a boil over moderately high heat, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Continue to cook, undisturbed, until a deep amber caramel forms, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and the dissolved baking soda and stir until combined, then quickly pour the mixture onto the baking sheet, spreading it into a thin layer with a spatula. Let cool until hardened. Break into shards and serve.

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Make Ahead

The brittle can be kept in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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