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PECAN PIE TRUFFLES

There’s more than one type of truffle recipe on this website. We know it can be hard to try and figure out which one you like best when there are so many good ones to choose from, but we like this recipe the best. We love pecans, and this truffle recipe utilises them the best.

Details

Servings

12 Servings

Prep time

30 minutes

Cooking/Cooling time

20 minutes

Calories

271 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup Swerve confectioners’-style sweetener

  • ¼ cup raw pecans, finely chopped

  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean (about 8 inches long), or 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt

  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tbsp Swerve confectioners’- style sweetener

  • 25g (1oz) unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean (about 8 inches long), or 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Crushed raw pecans, for garnish

Directions

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter until it foams, and brown (but not black!) flecks appear. Remove from the heat and place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool.
  • Stir in the sweetener, pecans, vanilla extract, and salt to the browned butter.
  • When the mixture has returned to a solid consistency and is at room temperature, scoop out 1-inch balls with a mini ice cream scooper or spoon. Place the balls on a serving platter and refrigerate it while you make the chocolate drizzle.
  • To make the drizzle, in a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl set over a pan of simmering water, combine the cream, sweetener, and chopped chocolate. Heat on low, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for 8 minutes, or until thickened but still slightly warm; if the drizzle hardens too much, return it to the double boiler and gently reheat.
  • Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and drizzle the chocolate over each one with a spoon. Sprinkle crushed pecans on top of each truffle. At room temperature, serve.
  • Extras can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories271
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12.1g 19%
    • Saturated Fat 1.35g 7%
  • Sodium 258mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 39.1g 14%
    • Sugars 21.5g
  • Protein 2.18g 5%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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