Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Dessert

Cassie *


Delicious!! Need I say more?


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min


  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/4 c
  • 2
    bars ( 8 ounces each) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    rum or orange juice
  • 1 c
    coarsley chopped hazelnut or filberts, toasted

  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    corn starch
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Dessert


  1. For truffle dessert, in 2 - quart saucepan combine 1 cup whipping cream, butter and chocolate.

    Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted, 5 to 7 minutes.

    Whisk in 4 egg yolks, one at a time. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 160 F and thickens slightly, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; whisk in powdered sugar and rum or orange juice.

    Stir in hazelnuts.
  3. Line 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with aluminum foil leaving 1 inch of foil over each edge. Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan.

    Freeze 8 hours or overnight.

    In a 2 quart saucepan cook 1 cup whipping cream over medium heat until it just comes to a boil, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine granulated sugar and corn starch.

    Whisk in 3 egg yolks until mixture is light and creamy, 3 to 4 minutes.

    Gradually whisk hot cream into beaten egg yolks.

    Return mixture to saucepan; stir in vanilla, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until custard reaches 160 degree and is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon, 4 to 5 minutes.

    (Do not boil because egg yolks will curdle). Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight
  6. To serve, remove truffle dessert from pan using foil to lift out.

    Remove foil. Slice truffle dessert with hot knife into 16 slices.

    Spoon about 1 tablespoon custard onto individual dessert plates; place slice of truffle dessert over custard.

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