In a large saucepan melt the 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Stir in pumpkin, broth, half-and-half, light cream, or milk, maple syrup, and ginger. Bring mixture just to boiling. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with pumpkin seeds and sugar, if you like. Makes 8 appetizer or 4 side-dish servings.