Pumpkin Pie Truffles

By Kerstin
October 10, 2010
3 Comments


Author Notes: I love both Halloween and pumpkin and wanted to make truffles that tasted like pumpkin pie and looked like cute little mini pumpkins! Kerstin

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2-3 drops orange gel food coloring
  • 15 small pecan pieces

Directions

  1. Mix butter, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice in a small nonstick pan and heat over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Mix cooked pumpkin, brown sugar, flour, and salt in medium bowl until well combined. Chill dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Shape chilled dough into 15 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper on a cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator while preparing chocolate.
  3. Melt white chocolate chips in a shallow bowl on High 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Mix orange gel food coloring with the melted chocolate until smooth. Using 2 forks, dip pumpkin balls into melted chocolate and cover evenly. Place on waxed paper and top each truffle with a pecan piece “stump”. Serve after chocolate sets, about 5 minutes. Makes 15 truffles.

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3 Comments

TiggyBee October 10, 2010
These are really adorable, love the pecans!!
 
Lizthechef October 10, 2010
Pumpkin truffles - great idea!
 
Loves F. October 10, 2010
These are SO cute!