William Curley’s Apricot, Maple & Mustard Truffles

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maple mustard chocolate truffles


  • 295g dark chocolate Amedei Toscano 65% (finely chopped)
  • 100g milk chocolate Amedei Toscano Brown
  • 140g whipping cream
  • 120g apricot puree
  • 75g pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 12g wholegrain mustard
  • 10g Dijon mustard
  • 500g tempered dark chocolate
  • Cocoa powder for rolling


  1. Boil the cream and puree in separate pans.
  2. Pour each liquid onto the chopped chocolate and mix together.
  3. Add the softened butter and mix until full combined.
  4. Add the maple syrup and the mustard, then mix until smooth.
  5. Leave to set at room temperature for about 1 hour.
  6. Pipe bulbs and allow to set for a further 30 minutes.
  7. Temper the dark chocolate and line the bottom of a bowl or tray with enough cocoa powder to coat each truffle. Coat each truffle in chocolate and roll in the cocoa powder. Allow to set then sieve the excess cocoa powder over the top.

These chocolate truffles from chef ambassador William Curley are a truly decadent dessert. Apricot, mustard and maple syrup make up the key ingredients in this truffles recipe, with the natural sweetness of maple perfectly complementing the peppery punch of the mustard.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

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