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Cider Cheese Fondue

Cheese lovers are sure to enjoy dipping into this creamy quick-to-fix fondue cheese dip that has just a hint of apple. You can also serve this appetizer with pear wedges. —Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-2/3 cups

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Cubed French bread and sliced apples and green peppers

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring cider to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Toss the cheeses with cornstarch and pepper; stir into cider. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Transfer to a small fondue pot or 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with bread cubes and sliced apples and green peppers.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ā€™nā€™ cheese.
  • Cornstarch needs just a few minutes of boiling to thicken a sauce, gravy or dessert filling. If it cooks too long, the cornstarch will begin to lose its thickening power. Carefully follow the recipe for the best results.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1/4 cup: 111 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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    • katlaydee3
      Jan 9, 2012

      This was really good. I also added quite a bit of extra cider as it was way too thick.

    • DinosaurSayRawr
      Dec 29, 2010

      It was good but we did end up adding more liquid because it just got way too thick.

    • trailmom
      Dec 29, 2007

      For the amount of liquid in the recipe, the 1 tablespoon of cornstarch seems like a lot....Also, with fondue, sometimes if it is too hot it will ball up and get thick.

    • dsouth
      Dec 29, 2007

      I tried this for Christmas and the taste was great, but, it was so thick that it was very inconveniet to serve. When we stuck the bread cubes and apple slices in the cheese would not stick to the food. We ended up having to use forks and knifes after putting some on our plates. Does anyone know what went wrong???

    • GooFan
      Dec 9, 2007

      This looks great... I'm going to try it for the Holidays