Simple Pumpkin Soup  
1/2 cup onion
3 tbsp. butter 
2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin
1 tsp. salt 
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
3 cups chicken broth 
1/2 cup half and half or fat free half and half.

Chop the onions and gently brown in the butter in a pan. 
Put mashed pumpkin into onions in pan with the salt, sugar, nutmeg and pepper. 
Slowly add chicken broth and heat thoroughly, but do not boil. 
To serve, pour into a tureen and add the cream. Makes 4 to 6 small servings