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Beer & Cheddar Fondue

 Beer & Cheddar Fondue
This great-tasting fondue is my mom's favorite, so I make it for her birthday every year. I like to serve it with apple slices, rye bread cubes and chunks of carrots, mushrooms, celery, zucchini, squash and broccoli. —Amanda Wentz, Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Pretzel dipping sticks and sliced smoked sausage

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine cheese and flour. In a small saucepan, heat
  • the beer, garlic, mustard and pepper over medium heat until bubbles
  • form around sides of pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; add a handful of cheese mixture. Stir
  • constantly, using a figure-eight motion, until almost completely
  • melted. Continue adding cheese, one handful at a time, allowing
  • cheese to almost completely melt between additions. Keep warm. Serve
  • with pretzels and sausage. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup fondue (calculated without pretzels and sausage) equals 221 calories, 16 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.