You will give thanks for this fragrant and soulful soup especially in the fall when pumpkins are plentiful.
Stir 1/4 cup of the broth, oil, brown sugar and cranberry sauce in small bowl. Set aside.
Heat the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender.
Stir the remaining broth, cinnamon, ginger, ground black pepper to taste and pumpkin into the saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.
Place 1/2 of the pumpkin mixture into a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. Repeat the blending process with the remaining pumpkin mixture. Return all of puréed mixture to the saucepan. Add cream, if desired and heat through. Divide soup among 8 bowls. Top each serving of soup with a spoonful of cranberry sauce mixture.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.