I love a good truffle, and the idea of flavoring them with pumpkin pie spice made this recipe irresistible to me. Their little pumpkin shapes (complete with pecan "stems") are so darling, I think they're the perfect Thanksgiving treat!
Pumpkin Pie Truffles
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
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.
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.
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.
Top: Marvelous Minx Top in Black Mesh (old)
Skirt: Deadly Dames Kinky Box Skirt in Leopard Print (discontinued)
Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sarafine
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW® Pomade in Soft Brown