Remember that Fondue pot that you got for your wedding? It’s in the back corner of the cupboard. Pull it out and plan a fondue party! Don’t have a fondue set? No problem. Just pull out some small sauce pans and mix up some fun!
1 garlic clove
1 C. dry white wine
1 Tbs. lemon juice
8 oz. shredded Gruyere cheese
8 oz. shredded imported Swiss
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1 Tbs. Kirsch or Sherry
Freshly ground pepper
Fresh grated nutmeg (optional)
Rub the inside of a fondue pot with the peeled garlic. Add white wine and lemon juice until gently bubbling. In a bowl toss the Gruyere, Swiss and cornstarch. Slowly add cheese mixture into the pot and stir continually until smooth. Stir in Kirsch or Sherry, pepper and nutmeg.
This can be served with bread squares, sausage rounds, blanched broccoli or asparagus. Pour cheese into the fondue pot and put it on the table. If you don’t have a fondue pot, you can put your saucepan directly on the table, but consider putting a low burning candle under the pot to keep it warm and keep the cheese from hardening.
For dessert, whip up a pan of chocolate!
Chocolate fondue (Rachael Ray)
1/2 C. Heavy whipping cream + 1/4 C. reserved
15 oz. Milk chocolate (or bittersweet or white)
2 Tbs. Amaretto (optional)
Heat cream in a saucepan until it comes to a low boil. Remove the cream from heat and add chocolate. Let the mixture sit for 5-7 min until it softens. Whisk the chocolate and cream together. Stir in liquor if desired. If the mixture gets too thick, add more cream.
Serve the chocolate with pound cake squares, salted pretzels, bananas, strawberries or fresh pineapple.