Cranberry Orange Walnut Truffles #SundaySupper
This is the happiest time of the year for so many reasons. Many families are able to congregate around the table together; there’s the scent of pine needles in the air and food is just a tad more special. Basically, it is a season to be cherished.
I am thrilled that Sunday Supper is pairing with Gallo Family Vineyards to showcase seasonal wines for the holidays. What’s great is that there are so many terrific wine options from which to choose. It’s easy to find a wine to pair with everything being served.
I knew I wanted to bring something special to the celebration. This will not come as a surprise to any of you that I am a huge chocolate truffle lover. The richness of a dark chocolate shell tantalizes me into taking that first bite to discover what’s inside.
Cranberry Orange Walnut Truffles incorporate four flavors of the holiday season. The inspiration for these truffles came from when I spotted a can of chocolate evaporated milk. I thought that would be perfect to hold the filling together. That is, until I realized that it was chocolate flavored and the first batch tasted artificial.
That would never do, especially when I am pairing my Cranberry Orange Walnut Truffles with Gallo Family Vineyards’ Pink Moscato. The wine is a bit different; it just bursts with aromas of fresh citrus and peach, followed by hints of red berries and orange blossoms.
I decided to melt chocolate to add depth to the cranberry, orange zest and walnut filling and the end result is one that will make you swoon and beg for more.
The neat thing is that Gallo’s Pinot Noir could, also, work with Cranberry Orange Walnut Truffles, too. It is a medium bodied wine that provides a smooth and light finish with aromas of cherry and sweet fruit flavors. If you lean towards deeper wines, I recommend trying this Pinot Noir with your truffles.
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- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
- ½ cup (5.60 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- ⅔ cup (3 ounces) confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon (.10 ounces) grated orange zest
- 7 ounces dried cranberries, chopped
- ¼ cup (.95 ounces) walnuts, chopped
- 2 cups (11.25 ounces) ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted for the topping
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
- Place 4 ounces chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk, confectioners sugar, orange zest, cranberries and walnuts into a small bowl. Stir until well blended.
- Using a small cookie dough scoop (1½ teaspoons per ball), transfer balls of the filling onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Freeze the filling for 10 minutes. If desired, roll the balls between the palms of your hands for a smooth finish.
- Line a second baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Dip the balls into 11.25 ounces melted chocolate and transfer them to the second pan.
- Refrigerate to set.
Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.