Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue

Fondue is French for “melted.” Be patient when making cheese fondue, and allow each addition of cheese to completely melt into the wine before adding more.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

1
loaf (1 lb) French bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
cups shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz)
2
cups shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese (8 oz)*
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
clove garlic, cut in half
1
cup dry white wine or nonalcoholic white wine
1
tablespoon lemon juice
3
tablespoons kirsch, dry sherry, brandy or nonalcoholic white wine
Apple and pear slices, if desired
  1. In resealable plastic food-storage bag, place cheeses and flour. Shake until cheese is coated with flour.
  2. Rub garlic on bottom and side of fondue pot, heavy saucepan or skillet; discard garlic. Add wine. Heat over simmer setting on fondue pot or over low heat just until bubbles rise to surface (do not boil). Stir in lemon juice.
  3. Gradually add cheese mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly with wire whisk over low heat, until melted. Stir in kirsch.
  4. Keep warm over simmer setting. If prepared in saucepan or skillet, pour into a fondue pot or heatproof serving bowl and keep warm over low heat. Fondue must be served over heat to maintain its smooth, creamy texture.
  5. Spear bread and fruit with fondue forks; dip and swirl in fondue with stirring motion. If fondue becomes too thick, stir in 1/4 to 1/2 cup heated wine.
Makes 5 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 610
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 30g
    • (Saturated Fat 17g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 800mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.