Indulge in Decadence: Pecan Rum Truffles Recipe

Welcome, esteemed chefs and dessert aficionados, to a tantalizing journey into the world of luxurious sweets. Today, we present a recipe that promises to delight your taste buds and elevate your dessert game – Pecan Rum Truffles. Get ready to experience the silky smoothness of a rum-infused ganache surrounded by a crunchy pecan coating. Let's dive into the delightful creation of these indulgent treats.

Ingredients for the Ganache:

  • 200g Heavy Cream (35% fat)
  • 30g Invert Sugar or Honey
  • 10g Glucose Syrup
  • 20g Rum (adjust to taste)
  • 200g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 60g Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 100g Pecans (finely chopped, toasted)
  • Coating and Decoration:
  • 300g Dark Chocolate (tempered)
  • Additional finely chopped toasted pecans for rolling


1. Make the Ganache:

  • Begin by finely chopping 200g of dark chocolate and placing it in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, gently heat the heavy cream, invert sugar, and glucose syrup until it reaches a gentle simmer.
  • Pour this heated mixture over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for a minute to allow the chocolate to melt.
  • Stir the mixture from the center outward until it becomes a smooth, glossy ganache.
  • Introduce the rum to the ganache and mix thoroughly.
  • Once the ganache cools to around 35°C, add the softened butter and ensure it blends seamlessly.
  • Fold in the finely chopped, toasted pecans.
  • Transfer the ganache to a shallow dish, cover it with cling film pressed onto the surface, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until firm.

2. Shape Truffle Centers:

  • After the ganache sets, use a small scoop or spoon to portion it into small balls.
  • Roll the ganache portions into perfectly round balls using your hands (wearing gloves can prevent melting).

3. Coat the Truffles:

  • Dip each ganache ball into the tempered dark chocolate using a fork, ensuring it's evenly coated.
  • Let any excess chocolate drip off before delicately rolling the truffles in the chopped pecans.
  • Place the coated truffles on parchment paper to set completely.

4. Final Touch:

  • For an extra touch of elegance, consider drizzling the set truffles with more tempered chocolate for a decorative flourish.

Store your Pecan Rum Truffles in a cool, dry place, and they should keep well for up to two weeks. For precise shelf life information, consider conducting lab testing. Indulge in these decadent treats and savor the exquisite fusion of rum, chocolate, and pecans.

Bon appétit, Chef! Feel free to reach out for any additional guidance or recipe adjustments to suit your culinary adventures.

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