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Chocolate Orange Fondue

For many years, we’ve celebrated New Year’s Eve with a fondue dinner, and my chocolate version is one of the dessert courses. We like using fresh fruit and cubed cake for dipping.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar or light corn syrup
  • 18 ounces 70% cacao dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • Assorted fresh fruit and cubed pound cake

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, stir together cream and sugar over medium-low heat until hot but not boiling; add chocolate, stirring constantly until smooth and heated through (do not boil). Remove from heat, stir in orange liqueur.
  • Transfer to a heated fondue pot; keep fondue warm. Serve with fruit and cake for dipping.
Double Boiler Method: In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over barely simmering water, heat the chocolate, cream and sugar; stir until smooth. Remove from heat, stir in orange liqueur.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup (calculated without dippers): 216 calories, 11g fat (8g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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