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pumpkin truffles

pumpkin truffles

Pumpkin is one of my favorite fall flavors, especially in all things dessert. What’s best about this recipe is that you can make the whole recipe as a treat for Halloween night to share with friends (or even bring them to Thanksgiving instead of a pie). Or better yet, keep them stashed in your freezer for when you need something sweet. They’re quicker and easier than a pumpkin pie, and ready to eat anytime. Enjoy!

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger 

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, plus more for garnish 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon cloves
Pinch of salt
3 cups graham cracker crumbs

12 ounces white chocolate, chopped


1. In a food processor, combine cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla extract, cloves and salt until well combined. Do not over mix. Add in graham cracker crumbs and mix until just incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside. Remove bowl from refrigerator and using a teaspoon, roll into round truffles. Place rolled truffles on prepared baking sheet and place in freezer for about 1 hour (to keep them for longer, cover them well with plastic wrap and when frozen, transfer to a zip-lock bag).
3. Fill a saucepan with a little bit of water. Place a glass bowl on top, making sure water in pan doesn’t touch bottom of bowl. Add chocolate to bowl and simmer over low heat until chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
4. Remove truffles from freezer and working quickly, roll each one in chocolate using a teaspoon, coating well on all sides. Place truffles back on parchment and dust a little bit of nutmeg on top of each one. Allow to chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour.

Makes approximately 24 truffles.

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