White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

February 6, 2014

White chocolate lemon truffles make the best Valentine's Day gift.  Yu can make this recipe using any kind of citrus fruit.  Orange and lime are especially delicious additions.  Feel free to also add a tablespoon or two of your favorite lemon liqueur for an extra layer of flavor. 

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

2 (12 oz) bags Nestles white chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy cream
Zest from 1 lemon
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup crystal sugar or white sugar

Combine lemon zest and heavy cream in small non-stick saucepan.  Bring to simmer over medium low heat.  Remove from heat and let set 20 minutes.  Combine white chocolate chips, salt, and butter in double boiler.  Heat chocolate mixture over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until just melted.  Remove chocolate mixture from heat and transfer to medium size mixing bowl.  Transfer zest and cream mixture into a sieve, holding sieve over chocolate mixture, and press zest through sieve into chocolate.  Gently stir chocolate and cream mixture together.  Fold in two teaspoons lemon juice (or substitute lemon juice with lemon liqueur).  Refrigerate overnight.  Remove from refrigerator.  Roll into one inch balls.  Roll truffles in sugar.  Refrigerate truffles until ready to serve.

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