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Pumpkin Soup

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4cupchicken stock
4poundfresh pumpkin (peeled and seeded)
2tablespoonbrown sugar (packed)
1tablespoonunsalted butter
  ground black pepper
1pinchground ginger
1pinchground cinnamon
1⁄2cupbaked virginia ham (julienned)
  fresh parsley (freshly chopped)


Make Chicken Stock.

Heat 4 cups stock in medium saucepan over high heat to boiling. Boil until reduced to 2 cups, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; skim fat from surface.

Cut pumpkin into 1-inch chunks; place in large heavy saucepan with 2 cups water. Heat over medium-low heat to simmering; simmer, covered, until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain in colander. Puree pumpkin in food processor or blender, or force through fine sieve; you should have 4 cups puree.

Heat milk in large heavy saucepan over medium heat just until hot; do not allow to boil. Stir in umpkin puree, brown sugar, and butter; stir in 2 cups reduced stock. Season to taste with salt and pepper; add ginger and cinnamon. Continue to cook, stirring, just until heated through; do not allow to boil. To serve, divide ham julienne evenly among warmed individual soup bowls. Ladle soup into bowls; garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

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