Quick, easy, and fun, chocolate fondue is a perfect dessert for parties or intimate dinners. Select your choice of items for dipping in the fondue, such as fresh strawberries and pineapple chunks, dried apricots and pears, cubes of pound cake, or crisp cookies. If you like, you can also add a few tablespoons of liqueur to the fondue, such as orange, raspberry, mint, or hazelnut.
Stilton and Sauternes Fondue
Stilton, a pungent and flavorful blue cheese, is complemented by a touch of creme fraiche and Sauternes, a sweet white wine. Serve this fondue with hearty walnut bread, boiled fingerling potatoes, and cubes of beef.
Fingerling Potatoes and Goat Cheese Fondue
Goat cheese and nonfat buttermilk make a light, tangy fondue. Fresh chives, thyme, tarragon, and parsley make a refreshing, colorful addition.
Traditional Cheese Fondue
Gruyere and Emmental cheeses create the base of this classic fondue. A touch of cayenne pepper and lemon juice add balance to the rich mixture.
Mexican Fondue with Chorizo and Chiles
Mexican chorizo, roasted poblano chiles, and red bell pepper enrich this fondue made of Chihuahua or Monterey Jack cheese. Serve this flavorful fondue with tortilla chips and strips of fresh bell pepper for dipping.
Irish Blue Cheese Fondue
Cashel blue cheese and Irish lager make a boldly flavorful fondue. In addition to bread cubes, serve this fondue with sliced apples and steamed broccoli florets.
The simple combination of sugar, cream, and a vanilla bean creates a delectable dessert fondue. Serve this caramel fondue with fresh fruit, crisp cookies, and cubes of chocolate pound cake.
Tarentaise-Uplands Pleasant Ridge Blend Fondue
This elegant fondue is made with artisan cheeses: Tarentaise and Uplands Pleasant Ridge. If these cheeses are unavailable, use any other good-quality Alpine cheese such as Gruyere or Beaufort. Serve this fondue with country-style bread, blanched vegetables, cubed apples and pears, and sliced kielbasa.