Espresso Chocolate Truffles with Orange Sugar & Chopped Pistachios
Dessert

Espresso Chocolate Truffles

with Orange Sugar & Chopped Pistachios

100 MIN
$12.99 14 Servings
Wellness at Blue Apron
Find recipes that suit your lifestyle with our new nutritionist-approved dietary tags.
Vegetarian
These recipes don’t contain meat, poultry, fish, or seafood.* They’re made with fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. *Select artisanal cheeses may contain animal-derived rennet.
Carb Conscious
This applies to meal kit recipes with 48g or less of net carbs (total carbs minus dietary fiber) per serving. Carb Conscious Add-ons contain 20g or less net carbs.
Mediterranean Diet
Our Mediterranean recipes are inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy eating plan recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published jointly every five years by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). This eating plan highlights the flavors and cooking styles from countries along the Mediterranean Sea, including those in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These recipes showcase a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as lean proteins and moderate portions of dairy.
600 Calories or Less
These meals contain 600 calories or less per serving. The US Food & Drug Administration uses 2000 calorie daily intake for general advice. The 600 calorie cap equates to 30% of the total 2000 calories per day based on 3 meals per day with 200 calories remaining for snack or beverage.
Wellness Grain
These recipes feature grains such as barley, quinoa, farro, orzo, couscous and more, handpicked by our Culinary team in collaboration with our Registered Dietitian.
Pescatarian
These recipes feature a wide array of nutritious seafood options like salmon, cod, tilapia, crab, and shrimp. While these dishes never contain meat, pork or poultry, they may contain animal derived ingredients such as milk, butter, cheese and/or honey.
30g Of Protein
These meals contain 30g or more of protein per serving, and are ideal for those looking to focus their meals around protein intake.
Keto Friendly
These meals have approximately 10% of calories from carbohydrates, 20% from protein, and 70% from dietary fats (per serving).
45g Of Protein
These meal kit recipes contain 45g or more of protein per serving, and are ideal for those looking to focus their meals around protein intake.
Nutritionist's Pick
These meals are selected by Blue Apron’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. They are centered around nutritious and wholesome ingredients, featuring whole grains and fresh produce which provide fiber. They also contain moderate portions of dairy and lean protein while being mindful of saturated fat.
Wheat Free
To view a recipe's full nutrition information, head to your Upcoming page at blueapron.com, click on a specific recipe, then head to the Nutrition tab and select 'View Full Nutrition.' Nutrition Facts Panels are available up to 1.5 weeks in advance

From the Test Kitchen

We're mixing espresso pastry cream into our chocolate ganache, then rolling it up into delightfully rich, round truffles and coating them with a duo of chopped pistachios and orange zest-infused sugar.
CLICK FOR RECIPE CARD

See Plans

Dietary Information

See nutrition facts for total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium information

Vegetarian
  • Nutrition
    PER SERVING
  • Calories
    100 Cals (est.)
View Full Nutrition
Nutrition Label
Download
fresh
ingredients
Espresso Chocolate Truffles with Orange Sugar & Chopped Pistachios
Title
  • 6 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup Espresso Pastry Cream
  • ¼ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Navel Orange
  • ¼ cup Roasted Pistachios
step-by-step
instructions
Make the ganache
1 Make the ganache

In a small pot, combine the chocolate chips, pastry cream, and a pinch of salt. Cook on medium, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until melted and combined. Transfer to a bowl, then freeze about 1 hour, or until set.

Prepare the toppings
2 Prepare the toppings

Meanwhile, wash and dry the orange. Using a zester or small side of a box grater, finely grate the orange to get 1 teaspoon (save the rest of the orange for future use if desired). Place the orange zest in a bowl. Add the powdered sugar and stir to thoroughly combine. Let stand at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to help release the fragrant oils. Very finely chop the pistachios, then transfer to a separate bowl.

Make the truffles & serve your dish
3 Make the truffles & serve your dish

Working quickly, scoop about 1 tablespoon of the set ganache into your hands; roll into a ball. Transfer to the bowl of orange sugar and toss to evenly coat. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the half the remaining ganache (to yield 6 or 7 truffles). Repeat the process with the remaining ganache and chopped pistachios; sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve. If desired, just before serving, toss the orange sugar truffles once more in the sugar mixture to create a uniform coating. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Make the ganache
1 Make the ganache

In a small pot, combine the chocolate chips, pastry cream, and a pinch of salt. Cook on medium, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until melted and combined. Transfer to a bowl, then freeze about 1 hour, or until set.

2 Prepare the toppings

Meanwhile, wash and dry the orange. Using a zester or small side of a box grater, finely grate the orange to get 1 teaspoon (save the rest of the orange for future use if desired). Place the orange zest in a bowl. Add the powdered sugar and stir to thoroughly combine. Let stand at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to help release the fragrant oils. Very finely chop the pistachios, then transfer to a separate bowl.

Prepare the toppings
Make the truffles & serve your dish
3 Make the truffles & serve your dish

Working quickly, scoop about 1 tablespoon of the set ganache into your hands; roll into a ball. Transfer to the bowl of orange sugar and toss to evenly coat. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the half the remaining ganache (to yield 6 or 7 truffles). Repeat the process with the remaining ganache and chopped pistachios; sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve. If desired, just before serving, toss the orange sugar truffles once more in the sugar mixture to create a uniform coating. Enjoy!

Browse Steps
1 of 3