Use this bittersweet caramel brittle as a topping to kick up store-bought pumpkin pie—substitute dried coconut flakes and chopped macadamia nuts to pair with a Key lime pie, or dried lavender and slivered almonds for a chocolate cream pie. It also makes a great gift: a fall party favor, wrapped in cellophane and handed off as your guests make their exit.
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
- 2 1⁄4 cups plus 2 tbsp. (1 lb.) sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped sage
- 3⁄4 tsp. baking soda
- 1⁄4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1 tsp. flaky sea salt