Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Ganache

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This creamy pumpkin spice chocolate ganache is bursting with chocolate and warm and comforting pumpkin spice flavors. It’s perfect for your fall afternoon treat, whether that’s a hot chocolate or a mocha or a brownie. The recipe is easy to make and calls for just four ingredients.

A mug filled with hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce in a fall afternoon setting.

This post was originally published on Sept. 27,2013.

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What is chocolate ganache?

Chocolate ganache is a mix of chocolate and heavy cream melted together. The higher percentage of chocolate you use, the thicker the ganache will be. (I.e., dark, semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate will produce a thicker ganache than milk chocolate.)

How to make ganache:

Step 1. Start by chopping up 1.5 ounces bittersweet chocolate and 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate and add them to a bowl along with 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice.

RECIPE TIP: Make sure to chop up the chocolate very finely, it will melt easier and more evenly that way.

Bring 1/4 cup heavy cream to a boil and pour it over the chocolate. Let the mix sit for a minute to melt the chocolate.

Step 2. Whisk the mix until smooth.

Chocolate ganache in a small glass bowl before and after whisking.

RECIPE NOTE: If you end up with a few pieces of unmelted chocolate, set the bowl over a pot of simmering water to get everything melted.

How to use the ganache:

You can drizzle the chocolate ganache on your dessert or on your espresso drink or use it as the base for making a hot chocolate by mixing it with hot milk.

Will this ganache set up?

Not unless you put it in the fridge. If you keep the ganache at room temperature, it will stay soft.

How do I best warm up chocolate ganache?

If you need to get the ganache to a softer consistency, gently heat it up in the microwave or over a pot of simmering water.

What other recipe can I use this ganache in?

An excellent way to use this chocolate ganache is this Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Espresso Milkshake with Coffee Liqueur:

A mason jar filled with a chocolate and vanilla milkshake and spices lying next to it.

More delicious fall dessert recipes:

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A mug filled with hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce in a fall afternoon setting.
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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Ganache

A super quick and easy recipe for a pumpkin spice chocolate ganache that is bursting with chocolate and warm and comforting pumpkin spice flavors. Perfect for your fall afternoon hot chocolate!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:3 mins
Total Time:13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate ganache, pumpkin spice chocolate ganache
Servings: 2
Calories (estimated): 243kcal

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped*
  • 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate finely chopped*
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  • Put chocolate and pumpkin pie spice into a heatproof bowl.
  • Bring cream to a boil in a saucepan or in the microwave and pour over the chocolate/spice mix. Let it sit for a minute.
  • Whisk until you have a homogeneous mixture. (If you end up with a few pieces of unmelted chocolate, set the bowl over a pot of simmering water to fully melt the chocolate).

Notes:

*Don’t use chocolate morsels; morsels have stabilizers in them that actually prevent them from melting.

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A mug filled with hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce in a fall afternoon setting.

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