pepita brittle

Photo: Peter Bonizio

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A Grown-Up Brittle
Instead of putting out bowls of spiced nuts, try this take on brittle from Peter Bonizio of Thomas Preti Caterers, which has operated in New York for almost 30 years. He starts with pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas), boiling them with simple syrup and spices, then roasts them for 20 minutes. The sugary coating forms a brittle you can break into pieces and serve alongside drinks as a nibble with some kick, thanks to chili, chipotle and cayenne powder.

Get the recipe: Spicy, Candied Pepita Brittle