Great for a cold autumn night. Serve with a Brennan's Amber and maybe some Halloween candy for dessert.
Preheat oven to 400F. Combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Spread butter mixture evenly over one side of each bread slice. Place bread, butter side up on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bread is crisp and topping is bubbly. Cut each slice into 8 small triangles or squares.
Saute onion in butter in a medium saucepan until tender. Add ½ the chicken broth; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
Transfer broth mixture to a blender. Process until smooth. Return to saucepan. Add remaining broth, pumpkin, salt, cinnamon, ginger and pepper; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in cream and heat through. Do not boil. Serve with cinnamon croutons.