How to Do Fondue

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When my husband and I were dating, one of our favorite meals was fondue, especially dessert fondue. It’s so romantic, and the way you enjoy fondue makes you slow down and enjoy your meal, conversation and just being together.

Now that we have a kid, our favorite thing is still fondue, because my son loves it so much! And what kid wouldn’t like dipping their foods in cheesy goodness? Kids love cheese! So on our family game nights, we often enjoy a cheese fondue followed with a creamy dark chocolate dessert fondue. I cut up lots of veggies for our meal paired with bits of ham. And for dessert I serve lots of fresh fruit. It makes for a very healthy, filling meal that we all enjoy so much.

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Yield: Serves 8

Cheese and Chocolate Fondue

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   Total Time:  1 hour

Ingredients:

For the Cheese Fondue:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 clove garlic, grated
1 cup dry white wine
4 oz shredded Butterkase cheese
4 oz shredded Fontina cheese
2 oz shredded Asiago cheese

Ingredients for dipping Cheese Fondue:
Broccoli florets
Baby carrots
Quartered mushrooms
Diced black forest ham
1 baguette, sliced
Cherry tomatoes
Grapes
Sweet snacking peppers
Apple slices
Assorted crackers

For the Chocolate Fondue:
1 cup heavy cream
12 oz chopped milk or dark chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons chocolaté liqueur

Ingredients for Dipping Chocolate Fondue:
Raspberries
Strawberries
Sliced bananas
Danish butter cookies
Pretzels
Marshmallows
Chocolate wafer rolls

Directions:

For the Cheese Fondue:

Add butter to a small skillet and melt. Whisk in flour and salt. Cook over medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes, or until mixture smells nutty. Add nutmeg and garlic. Whisk in wine and bring to a boil. After sauce has thickened, remove from heat and add shredded cheese. Whisk until melted. Transfer to fondue pot.

For the Chocolate Fondue:

Add cream to a small saucepan, and warm over low heat. Heat through till steaming, but do not let boil. Add vanilla extract, chocolate liqueur and chopped chocolate. Whisk well until chocolate has melted. Transfer to fondue pot and light candle for fondue to keep warm.

Serve with assorted fruits and cookies for dipping.

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  12 Responses to “How to Do Fondue”

  1. Amy @Very Culinary — March 3, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

    Oh my gosh – this takes me back to my childhood when fondue was just becoming popular. My parents would break out the bread and cheese on Fridays! But they never did dessert. That melted chocolate! So awesome!

  2. I love fondue too! And so do my kids, but I have to confess that we don’t do fondue often enough at all — can’t wait to read your KA post on it.

  3. Kim Beaulieu — March 3, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    I love fondue. We have a fountain and we also do it old school as well. I’m a bit of a germophobe so I prefer everyone has their own pot, not even kidding. It’s so weird. I think my favourite combo is chocolate and banana. Heavenly.

    • Angie McGowan — March 4, 2014 @ 9:42 am

      Chocolate and Banana is so good!

  4. I’ve only done fondue a couple of times but oh my goodness we loved it! Do you ever do the oil/meat fondue?

    • Angie McGowan — March 4, 2014 @ 9:42 am

      I’ve never done the oil or broth fondue, but we did do cooking meat on a hot stone at a fondue restaurant here locally. I was so impatient, and the stone kept losing heat, it was making me crazy, lol.

  5. My family LOVES fondue nights! A cheese and a chocolate course are a must.

  6. Susan — March 3, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

    I love fondue and I definitely don’t do it enough! This makes me want to break out my pot! I remember the first time trying it as a kid and just loving it.

  7. katie — March 4, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    Love doing Fondue at home!!!

  8. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — March 4, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

    Love fondue! When we lived in NC we use to go to the local fondue place for special occasions to celebrate! I miss it! I need to make fondue at home! (Do fondue. which ever haha)

  9. We have a fondue pot that we have never used – I think it is time to break it out!

  10. I just got a fondue pot but I haven’t tried dessert fondue yet, can’t wait to check out your recipe!

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