Blueberry White Chocolate Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | March 21st, 2019 | Desserts, Recipes
Sweet & fruity, a fine pairing

Blueberry White Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: blueberries, truffles, white chocolate
Servings: 20 truffles
Author: Michele Pesula Kuegler

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tb. salted butter softened
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • cup freeze-dried blueberries pureed into dust
  • 3 Tb. dried blueberries
  • 4 oz. white chocolate
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Fill medium pot a third full with water; bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling reduce to simmering and place a bowl over the pot. (The bowl should be big enough not to submerge and small enough to rest on the rim.)
  • Add cream and butter to bowl.
  • Stir occasionally until butter melts.
  • While melting, chop 8 ounces of white chocolate into small pieces.
  • Add white chocolate, stirring continually.
  • When chocolate is fully melted, stir in freeze-dried blueberry powder; mix well.
  • Remove from heat and add dried blueberries, stirring to combine.
  • Transfer to a pie plate.
  • Refrigerate, uncovered, for 2 hours.
  • Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper.
  • Using a teaspoon, scrape a small amount of mixture from the bowl.
  • Using hands roll into a ball approximately 1 inch in diameter; place on parchment paper.
  • Repeat until all mixture is used.
  • Place baking sheet in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Place remaining 4 ounces of white chocolate in a small bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
  • After 15 minutes, remove baking sheet from refrigerator. Place individual ball in melted chocolate and roll until fully coated.
  • Using a fork return to parchment lined plate or tray.
  • Repeat with remaining balls, and refrigerate for 10 minutes to set.

Notes

Instead of coating the truffles with white chocolate, they also can be rolled in powdered sugar. This should be done immediately after rolling the truffles and before the second round of refrigerating.

I am not a person who does sit-at-home day very well. I do like an occasional lazy day where I hang out in sweats or pjs and read an entire book or binge a tv show. However, even on a day like that, I make sure I get 10,000 steps. Based on many people I know, a 10,000 step day isn’t all that lazy. There’s no judgment here; it’s just me understanding who I am and what I need.

So, with a recent weekend that called for a snowy Sunday, keeping us homebound, I was determined that Saturday would be an out and about day. I’m pretty sure my husband could’ve done with two days of lounging, but he’s ever the sport. I told him I was going to head to the local outlet mall to find a dress for an upcoming business event, but he didn’t have to join me. Truly. Said with no guilt.

Like I said, he’s a good sport, so he came along for the shopping trip. Many women I know would prefer not to have their spouse with them. Me? I enjoy his company. His feedback is good; he’s willing to hunt the racks for bargains and interesting clothing items; he never rushes me. So, we spent a couple hours looking for a dress (no luck) and popping in and out of stores for both of us.

As we walked by the Lindt store, we decided to go inside. Neither of us is a big chocolate fan, but why not check out one more store? Like they do, a clerk offered each of us a truffle. Among the options was a white chocolate blueberry truffle, which was my obvious choice. Upon eating it, what went through my brain when trying a new to me food that I like: OMG! How do I make these?

And here we are today, finding a way to recreate this lovely truffle. I will confess that mine aren’t as pretty. The edges aren’t as smooth, and they don’t come wrapped in pretty packaging. However, they are delicious. I gave someone to a friend and sent more to my daughter. The reviews are all positive, as in “quite yummy”, although very sweet. I’d suggest eating a truffle and following it with a salty chip or cracker chaser.

So, to wrap this up, I think I can summarize quite nicely. Getting out of the house paid off in that I found inspiration for a new recipe, although I didn’t find a dress. It also helped me get more steps into a weekend day. Plus, making these truffles allowed me to make other people happy with food, which is something that I enjoy doing as well. Yay to all of it!

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