Submitted by: Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray of Kenwood Vineyards
Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles
Wine Pairing: Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet
A wonderful fall treat, perfect for Fall!
2 ½ cup vanilla wafer, crushed
1 cup toasted almonds, ground
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
6 oz. Valrhona chocolate, melted
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 cup Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
¼ cup powdered sugar (for dusting truffles)
In a saucepan, bring the cabernet to a boil and reduce down by 2/3. Set aside to cool. Combine wafer crumbs, almonds, ½ cup powdered sugar and cinnamon. Blend in chocolate, pumpkin and reduced wine. Form 1 inch balls. Chill completely and then dust with remaining powdered sugar before serving.
Makes 3 doz. Truffles