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Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 1 min
Other time 6 hrs
Yield 2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 (4-ounce) white chocolate baking bars, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 9 gingersnaps, coarsely crushed (we tested with Nabisco)

How to Make It

  1. Sauté pecans in 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until toasted. Cool completely. Pulse pecans in a food processor until finely chopped.

  2. Combine chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in a glass bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in pumpkin, next 5 ingredients, and 1/2 cup pecans. Chill 3 hours or until almost firm.

  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup pecans and crushed gingersnaps in shallow dish. Shape pumpkin mixture into 1" balls; roll in pecan mixture. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Christmas With Southern Living 2006