Fondue is one of the easiest things in the world to make, but it has a “special-occasion” feel to it. It makes the perfect Christmas or New Years Party Appetizer, or a yummy appetizer for a romantic Valentines date-night-in! I think people often shy away from it if they don’t have a special fondue pot, but you don’t need one with this recipe! I make mine right over the stove, on low heat, and then transfer it to a slow-cooker for serving! That way the cheese stays nice and warm while you dip! This recipe is totally adaptable depending on what type of cheese you like. And you can try all sorts of items dipped in it—my favorites are chunky french bread, carrots and apples!
- 1 cup dry white wine*
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1/2 pound shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/2 pound shredded Gruyere cheese
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- French bread , cut into 1 inch cubes, for serving
- Sliced Apples , for serving
- Carrots , for serving
Use a fondue pot, double boiler, or medium saucepan to heat the white wine until simmering. Add shredded cheeses to a bowl and toss with flour. Add minced garlic to the simmering pot. Add cheese a handful at a time into the pot, stirring until melted between each addition. Stir in salt. If the cheese isn't melting completely smoothly you can add a few drops of lemon juice (the acidity will help break up the cheese and allow it to melt).
Serve warm with cubed french bread, apples and carrots--this is where a fondue pot comes in handy but you could also use your slow-cooker to keep it warm while you eat.