Does your family have traditions for each season? We sure do.
One of our favorite fall activities is the annual trip to a local orchard. It’s got all the things: apple picking, a pumpkin patch and hayrides.
But, in addition to the ubiquitous cider doughnuts (which we buy and eat by the dozen), this orchard also sells the most delicious pumpkin cheesecake. Every year, the bakers of these cakes stand at their table, basically defying you not to try a sample.
And then you’re hooked and wondering how you came home with no less than three (“they freeze beautifully” is a phrase that will get me every time).
I thought it would be fun to create a bite-size morsel with all the flavors of our beloved family favorite. I think you will love them too!
These truffles couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Just a few simple ingredients and a chill in the fridge, and you too can experience the delight that is pumpkin cheesecake.
With far less guilt than a whole slice will incur!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles
Meal Snack, Dessert
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 20 minutes
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, plus additional for rolling
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of salt
- orange sprinkles or sanding sugar (optional)
- 1. In the top half of a boiler set over barely simmering water, melt the white chocolate. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- 2. Add the remaining ingredients to your food processor or mixer and blend till well incorporated. Scrape down the sides, add the melted chocolate and blend again. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate till firm enough to scoop.
- 3. Use a tablespoon-size scoop or spoon to scoop mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Shape into balls and roll in graham cracker crumbs (or sprinkles, if you prefer). Refrigerate till ready to serve.
Images via Sheri Silver