How to Do Fondue


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


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
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:
Sliced bananas
Danish butter cookies
Chocolate wafer rolls


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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