To toast almonds and pepitas, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and toast in the oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. To clarify butter: Melt 1 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the butter foams, then skim and discard the white froth that forms at the top. Carefully pour the remaining butter through a double thickness of damp cheesecloth, leaving the white sediment at the bottom of the pan.