Fresh Raspberry Marzipan Truffles

These fresh raspberry marzipan truffles are made with marizpan, dark chocolate and fresh summer raspberries. It’s a delicious fruity sweet truffle treat.

Fresh Raspberry Marzipan Truffles  by Nutmeg Nanny

I saw these little gems on She’s Becoming DoughMessTic when Fields of Cake and Other Good Stuff did a guest post. I knew I had to make them since not only did they look amazing but beautiful too. They were simple to make and were super delicious. The raspberries were a little on the tart side but I think it paired nicely with the deep dark chocolate flavor. I already had mazipan in the freezer so I took out a little and kept the rest frozen. I grabbed off little pieces, rolled them into a cone shape and stuffed it up into the raspberries. My dipping chocolate could have probably been a bit thinner but that only compromised beauty, not taste.

In a totally unrelated topic, yesterday was my birthday. That’s right loyal readers…I’m now 28 years old…eek! I tell you all this because I had the most wonderful delicious cheesecake to celebrate my birthday! I’m now on the hunt to recreate this beauty.  It was a soft airy cheesecake (which is my favorite….sometimes New York cheesecake is just to heavy for my taste) that had an angle food cake bottom. It was flavored with vanilla and Alsatian wine (anyone know what type of wine this is?) and served with a huckleberry sauce and fresh berries. The best part is they caramelize sugar on top of the cheesecake right before they serve it to you (think crème Brulée).  I have to know how to make this!

Enjoy!!!

Oh yeah….Happy Superbowl everyone 🙂

Fresh Raspberry Marzipan Truffles  by Nutmeg Nanny

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Fresh Raspberry Marzipan Truffles

Yield: 1/2 pint stuffed raspberries

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

7 ounces dark chocolate - chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup heavy cream
Pinch salt
1 1/2 tablespoon Chambord (or other raspberry liqueur)
1/2 pint fresh raspberries
1/4 cup marzipan/almond paste

Source: Doughmesstic

Directions:

Place chocolate in heat proof bowl and set aside.

In small saucepan heat cream and salt to a hot simmer (not boiling), pour over chocolate and shake the bowl a bit to settle the chocolate. Allow it to sit for a few minutes then stir gently with a spatula until smooth and silky. Add the liqueur and stir to incorporate.

Stuff each of your beautiful plump red raspberries with a bit of almond paste (I found it easiest to shape the paste into a cone then place in the raspberry that way)

Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper and get out a fork.

Place a few stuffed raspberries into the chocolate and cover completely in the yummy, silky chocolate. Use the fork to fish them out one at a time, tap the fork on the side of the bowl to get excess chocolate off and shimmy the raspberry onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat this until they are all cozy in their new chocolate suits then allow them to chill for a while then re-dip them.

32 Responses to “Fresh Raspberry Marzipan Truffles”

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — February 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    These look really good!! Of course I love raspberries and dark chocolate!

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    Sue — February 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Fruit truffles are my son’s favorite! These look fab! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!

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    Chelsea Connolly — February 7, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Wow, these look absolutely delicious! It can’t get much better than raspberry and dark chocolate for Valentine’s Day. 🙂

    http://www.chelseaconnolly.wordpress.com

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    Cookie Makin' Momma — February 7, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    These look really yummy! I can’t wait to try them when raspberries are in season! Happy Birthday to you Nutmeg Nanny! I hope you had a fun day! 🙂

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    Sarah, Maison Cupcake — February 8, 2010 at 5:30 am

    These look delightful. I have stumbled them!

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    grace — February 8, 2010 at 6:58 am

    blissful belated birthday, brandy! 🙂
    and wow–these little nibbles must be outstanding. raspberries and chocolate is a most under-used combination. 🙂

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    Debbie — February 8, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Happy Birthday to you! Love marzipan and raspberries – they look fantastic!

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    Jennifer — February 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Happy BIrthday!!!!!!!!!!!
    What lovely truffles with the raspberry!!

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    Blond Duck — February 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Gorgeous!

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    Jen — February 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!! 28 is a great age – enjoy! Your truffles look like the perfect Valentine’s day treat!

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    Natasha — February 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    So scrumptious with fresh raspberries! I need to make those for sure!

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    Cakelaw — February 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Brandy! Love these truffles – perfect for Valentines Day.

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    Barbara — February 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    When you find the cheesecake recipe let me know it sounds divine. Happy Birthday!

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    megan — February 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Happy birthay to you! I hope you find the cheesecake recipe. These chocolates look devine. I have some Marzipan that I dont know what to do with. Now I do! 😉 And freeze it huh? Never thought to do that!

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    Faith — February 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Happy Birthday! These truffles are gorgeous, I love the raspberry/chocolate combo! I’m crossing my fingers that you find that cheesecake recipe! 😉

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    Reeni — February 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! My birthday was on the 2nd – but I’m older and eek! is right. I wished for eternal youth when I blew out my candle. The cheesecake sounds heavenly! I’d love it if you re-created it. And these marzipan truffles look divine.

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    aruna — February 9, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Gosh i’m just drooling!!!

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    Mimi — February 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Happy Birthday! Great raspberries and chocolate, such a classic combination. The truffles look great. I don’t have a clue on the cheesecake, I hope you find the recipe.
    Mimi

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    Dorothy — February 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Those look wonderful! I saw them on Fields of Cake earlier 🙂 I love fresh raspberries; I bet they’re amazing with the marzipan!

    I have an award for you on my blog as well: http://www.kitchenkoala.net

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    marla (Family Fresh Cooking) — February 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    These truffles look so sweet and fabulous! Very creative recipe. I love that there is fresh raspberries inside. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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    Krissy @ The Food Addicts — February 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

    i’ve never seen a truffle with a whole raspberry inside like that. it looks so pretty when you bite into it! it probably has a wonderful flavor of sweetness and tartness.

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    Amanda — February 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Happy birthday!!! 🙂 🙂 These look really fantastic and rich!

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    Tiffany @ The Garden Apartment — February 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love raspberry and dark chocolate together.
    Happy Birthday!

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    Jenn@slim-shoppin — February 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    The dessert you made looks awesome

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    Blond Duck — February 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Happy Wednesday. 🙂

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    Kathleen — February 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    These look sooo beautiful and the flavor combination sounds fabulous!

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    chayacomfycook — February 11, 2010 at 12:12 am

    These are sinful to say the very least. Here it is time to close down the computer if the heavy snow doesn’t do it for me and you post this luscious treat. Shame on you, Brandy but thanks for the recipe.

    Tomorrow, will you please stop by Sweet and Savory and get an award, one that you don’t have to tell lies for. If my electricity stays on, there will be a post on and you will have an award and a challenge that I know you are up to.

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    mangocheeks — February 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Ooooh what a gorgeous secret surprise. I can almost taste one of them. Delicious!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — February 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Wow – these look absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had gotten around to this before now because I would have made some of these for Valentine’s Day. Perhaps there’s still time 🙂

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