Orange liqueur flavors these decadent Grand Marnier Pistachio Truffles. This rich candy is then dipped into melted chocolate and rolled into a pistachio-orange mixture.Because it lacks the added preservative, unsalted butter tends to taste much fresher than salted butter.

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Credit: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates

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Makes 28 truffles (serving size: 1 truffle)


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  • Combine cream, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add 1 2/3 cups chocolate and liquor (do not stir); let stand 1 minute. Gently swirl pan until smooth. Pour into a bowl; chill, stirring every 15 minutes, until thick enough to hold shape (about 45 minutes). Using 2 spoons, shape the mixture into 1-inch balls (about 2 teaspoons each) and place on wax paper–lined plates. Refrigerate until chilled (15 minutes).

  • Meanwhile, in a bowl set over a medium saucepan of simmering water, gently melt remaining 2/3 cup chocolate. Pour melted chocolate into one bowl and chopped pistachios and orange zest in another bowl. Dip each chilled truffle into chocolate first, then into pistachio-orange mixture, rolling to coat. Refrigerate until firm (about 8 minutes) or until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 5.7g; mono fat 2.1g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 1mg; sodium 2mg; calcium 16mg.