Aren’t the apples amazing this year? Have you ever dunked Gala apple wedges into cheese fondue? The combination is fantastic.
Here’s an easy recipe for cheese fondue that I’ve made successfully and really enjoyed. I found it in Martha Stewart’s Living magazine a few Halloween’s ago.
- 8 oz shredded Cheddar cheese
- 8 oz shredded Gruyere cheese
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dry white wine (I have also tried apple juice)
- Nutmeg (if desired)
Toss the shredded cheeses with flour to coat. Bring the wine (or apple juice) to a simmer in a sauce pan or fondue pot over medium heat. Add cheese 1 handful at a time, whisking gently until melted. Bring cheese fondue to a simmer but do not allow to boil. Mix in a pinch of nutmeg (if desired) and serve.
You can substitute apple juice for the white wine in this recipe, if you like. The resulting fondue is a bit sweeter, but still wonderful, and my son adored it. I split the recipe and made half of it with wine and half of it with apple juice. If you’re serving to kids, you might want to dish out a small ramekin of sauce for them on their individual plates so they can dunk — it’s a little safer for them than the fondue pot and the cheese will stay hot in small amounts.
I like dipping french baguette slices and apple chunks, but you could also try pretzel rods or sesame bread sticks, maybe a firm pear, or use a whole wheat baguette.
Have you made fondue? What dippers do you like to use?
- Frightful Dessert Fondue (mapetitemaisonverte.com)