Spicy Pumpkin Side Dish

Peeled bottom of a pumpkin or crenshaw pumpkin (shaped like a dinner plate)
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tsp. butter or olive oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pumpkin in a glass pie plate with about 1/2 C. water. Sprinkle with other ingredients. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes or until water evaporates and pumpkin is tender. Remove foil last 10 minutes if there is still a lot of water. Serve as accompaniment to meats, slicing as you would a pie.