Mexican candied pumpkin or calabaza en tacha is a sweet treat prepared to celebrate Day of the Dead. This holiday honors the deceased by assembling a shrine with their favorite foods, flowers, and other articles that a person liked when they were living. The pumpkin is cooked in a sugar syrup with spices until soft. The complex flavored flesh is delicate and melts in your mouth. Serve the pieces of candied pumpkin with crema de leche (a Mexican cream) and a drizzle of the syrup. This fabulous dessert is not to be missed.