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Cheese Lover's Fondue Recipe

Cheese Lover's Fondue Recipe

French bread cubes and apples are the perfect dippers for this classic fondue, made with white wine and Swiss and Gruyere cheeses. It’s a crowd-pleaser.—Linda Vogel, Elgin, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup dry white wine, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Cubed French bread and/or sliced apples

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine 2 teaspoons cornstarch with 1 tablespoon wine; set aside. Combine cheeses and remaining cornstarch; set aside.
  • 2. Rub sides of a large saucepan with cut sides of garlic; discard garlic. Add remaining wine to the pan and heat over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Stir in lemon juice.
  • 3. 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. Stir in the garlic powder, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce. Stir cornstarch mixture; gradually add to the pan. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and smooth. Keep warm. Serve with bread. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without bread or apples) equals 196 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.