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  Categories: Soups, Vegetables
       Yield: 6 servings
       6 x  Slices bacon
       4 tb Unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
       6 c  Peeled, cut up pumpkin
       6 c  Beef stock
     1/2 c  Marsala
       1 t  Dried thyme
            Salt/pepper to taste
            Toasted pumkin seeds/garnis
   The bacon should be diced and cooked crisp.  Reserve the fat.
   The pumpkin should be cut in 1-inch pieces.
   Heat the bacon fat and butter in a stock pot over medium-high heat.  Add
   the pumpkin and saute for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
   Pour in the stock and simmer covered until the pumpkin is very tender,
   about 30 minutes.  Remove from heat.
   Add the Marsala, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.  Process the soup in
   batches in a blender until smooth.  Return to the stock pot.
   Add the bacon.  Simmer 10 minutes.  Serve immediately, garnish with
   toasted pumpkin seeds.