Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles
and Martha Monday’s Luminaries!
I’ve made many truffles before, like my Cinnamon Chipotle Truffles, Eggnog Truffles, and Coconut Truffles, but I was looking for something a little different. So I tried some Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles to serve at an upcoming dinner party that I’m throwing. I wanted something to serve with a red wine or a port, so I used dark chocolate for these gems.
I used a bar of 70% cocoa Artesian dark chocolate that I got in my goodie bag from Scharffen Berger when I went to the Blogher conference in Sanfrancisco. I can’t think of a nicer way to use this delicious chocolate.
I added pumpkin pie spice to my ganache and I got a little bit of an oily residue. I just gave it a little stir a couple times as it was cooling, and it did just fine.
They scooped easily and then I put them in the refrigerator to chill.
These chocolate transfer sheets were my inspiration to make these truffles and I used them for the decorations. They turned out beautiful (in a homemade kind of way!), tasty, and perfect for sharing with a few friends. I cant wait to see what my people think of these.
Now for my Martha Monday Project!
These turned out so cute and were so easy!
I picked Luminaries! But I cheated a little bit. I didn’t make them according to the directions. I decided to use paper bags instead of cutting out Martha’s template. I cut out little windows in my bags and taped printed vellum sheets to the inside of the bags. Using both gold and white vellum sheets, I got the clip art from Martha Stewart. A small candle or a battery operated tea light makes them glow.
I’m going to line my deck with these for my party next weekend.
They will set the mood for truffles and red wine under the Harvest Moon! Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Spice Chocolate Truffles
Makes 16 truffles
- 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream*
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 8 oz dipping chocolate wafers
Bring cream just to a boil. Turn off heat and chocolate. Let sit without stirring for 5 minutes. Stir till smooth. Add pumpkin pie spice. Let cool, stirring every 15 minutes till almost set. Scoop into balls. refrigerate till firm.
Melt chocolate wafers. Dip truffles in chocolate.