Move over, sweet potato, there's a new brightly hued side dish in town: tender spiced pumpkin. This recipe comes from Virginia Willis's "Basic to Brilliant, Y'all."
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or piece of parchment paper; set aside.
Place pumpkin wedges on baking sheet and transfer to oven; bake until fork-tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
When pumpkin is cool enough to handle, scoop out flesh and transfer to a large bowl; discard skin. Add molasses, butter, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cayenne; season with salt and pepper.
Using a potato masher, heavy-duty whisk or handheld mixer, beat until smooth. Transfer to a warm serving bowl.