I often think of truffles as delicate chocolates that you can find at a little candy shop packaged in a small box with a bow. A box of truffles in a nice gift to give someone to say thank you or for that someone special.
Who can resist one of these soft confections. With the holidays quickly approaching these are an excellent addition to the Thanksgiving dessert buffet.
I have several truffle recipes including my Oreo Truffles and a truffle recipe coming up in my e-book Holiday Thyme available November 1st. I was thrilled when I was assigned Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. I did a guest post last month on Christine’s site with my Cream Cheese Coffee Cake and I mentioned then I was looking forward to making these Apple Cinnamon Truffles.
These truffles are so easy. Each bite gives you hints of apple and cinnamon in a soft truffle. I modified the recipe slightly. The original recipe called for pureed apple pie filling. I used chunky applesauce and added cinnamon and nutmeg to give it a similar texture to the pureed pie filling. Whether you use pureed apple pie filling or applesauce the result will make for a soft and delicious truffle that you will make again and again.
Apple Cinnamon Truffles
- 1 (1 lb. 2 oz.) package Golden Oreos
- 6 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
- ¼ cup chunky no sugar added applesauce
- 2½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 (4 ounce each) white chocolate baking bar
- Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and set aside.
- Break up cookies and place in food processor. Pulse on highest speed until cookies are finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl and mix with cream cheese, applesauce, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
- Roll into tablespoon size balls and place on baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes until firm.
- Melt chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. Stir in remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Let melted chocolate cool slightly and roll balls in chocolate. Place back on wax paper. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.
Adapted from Christine's Kitchen Chronicles
My Holiday Thyme will be available on Amazon November 5st!