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Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe

Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe

This thick fondue originated in my kitchen when I didn't have all of the ingredients I needed to make the recipe I initially planned to prepare. Served with bread cubes, it has since become a staple, particularly while we watch football games on television. -Chrystie Wear, Greensboro, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Directions

  • 1. Place bread cubes in a single layer in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly crisp, stirring twice.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in beer. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Toss cheese and flour; stir into saucepan until melted. Stir in 2 tablespoons cream.
  • 3. Transfer to a small fondue pot or 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Keep warm; add additional cream if fondue thickens. Serve with toasted bread cubes. Yield: about 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 261 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein .

Reviews for Beer Cheese Fondue

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jieastcott
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Very yummy and easy to make. Have made it a few times and always a hit"

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midgetjls
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Very tastey!!! Stuck with a mild cheddar so you can taste the beer!! :) good crowd pleaser!"

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Lynn M.
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"It took me awhile to get the temperature right for the fondue pot, but once that was done, this was a great hit! I warmed the bread for a few minutes, and then finished it when my guests arrived. Being warm made a big difference. When you are from Wisconsin, what better ingredients can you ask for..BEER AND CHEESE!!"

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mlbura
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is the best fondue I have made. I am not a fan of the traditional swiss fondue, so this one was great for us. Kids loved it too, this is a keeper! Thanks for the great recipe, it's fast and easy!"

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Julie Waters
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"I have made this twice already. Once at Christmas and for the super bowl. I served it with bread, green apples and carrots!"

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lurky27
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"Yummy! Worked great in our fondue pot.

~ Theresa"

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molls9702
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Add some fresh ground pepper and I had a recipe from our favorite fondue place!"

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AWD
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"I'm trying to give this recipe 5 stars, and there is something wrong, it won't let me go past 3. This recipe is great. We love it!"

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AWD
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"This is a game day favorite! Very easy and delicious!"

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bcan163
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"I used 2 cups cheddar 1 cup gruyere cheese, and 1 cup gouda, had a hard time melting the gouda but great taste!"

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katlaydee3
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"This is an excellent fondue. I used half Canadian White Cheddar and half English Applewood Smoked Cheddar with Killian Red beer."

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kqholmes
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"I used a mexican 4 cheese blend and my teens thought it was the bomb!"

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XOBasia
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"Flavor was good, but will try another kind of cheese next time. I have never had a fondue made with Cheddar that turned out good - just doesn't melt right for a fondue."

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JMDRN09
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"If you like a strong beer taste, this is for you. I am not a beer lover but this was a hit with my family this holiday gathering. Excellent flavor. We omitted the onion, used fresh garlic in oil and monterey jack for the cheese with Milwaukee's Best beer WOW!"

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