Fondue Recipes

Creamy Veggie Fondue

1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup white wine
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together milk, white wine, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese. Cook, stirring frequently, until melted, about 10 minutes.

Stir in green onions, spinach, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and black pepper. Continue cooking until all ingredients are well blended, about 10 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a double boiler or fondue pot to keep warm while serving.

Basic Fondue

2 cups milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons ground dry mustard
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan over low heat, mix together milk, Worcestershire sauce, ground dry mustard, garlic and flour. Heat until almost boiling. Gradually stir in Cheddar cheese. Continue heating until all the cheese has melted. Keep the mixture warm and melted in a fondue dish.

Bread Pot Fondue

1 (1 pound) loaf round bread
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 cup cooked ham, diced
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut a circle in the top of the bread. Remove top, and set aside. Hollow out the loaf, reserving removed bread for dipping.

In a medium bowl, mix the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, ham, green onions, green chile peppers, and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon into the bread bowl, and replace the top. Wrap loaf tightly in foil, and place on a baking sheet.

Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, cut reserved bread into small pieces. Toss with oil and melted butter, and place on the baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Cheese Fondue

1 cup dry white wine
1/2 pound shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 pound shredded Gruyere cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes

Simmer wine in fondue pot. Add Swiss cheese, Gruyere cheese, 1/4 pound at a time. Stir after each addition of cheese until melted. Stir in flour. When all the cheese has melted, stir in salt and nutmeg. Serve with cut-up French bread.

Blue Cheese Fondue recipe

4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup dry white wine
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
8 ounces Monterey jack cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon kirsch (cherry brandy)

Heat wine and cream cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Add Monterey Jack cheese, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Blend in blue cheese. When smooth, add kirsch.

Serve with dippers of French bread, fresh fruit or vegetables.

Israeli Fondue

2 avocados, halved and stoned
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, halved
3/4 cup dry white wine
3 cups grated Edam cheese
2 teaspoons flour
5 tablespoons thick sour cream
Cubes of sesame-coated French bread
Cubes of red and green bell pepper

Scoop out flesh from avocados into a bowl and mash until smooth with lemon juice. Rub the inside of the fondue pot with cut clove of garlic, then pour in wine and heat until bubbling. Over a gentle heat, stir in cheese and cook until melted, stirring frequently.

In a small bowl, blend flour smoothly with or sour cream, then add to cheese mixture with mashed avocados. Continue to cook for 4 to 5 minutes until thick and smooth, stirring frequently. Serve with cubes of bread and red and green pepper.

Middle Eastern Fondue

1 (1 1/2 pound) lean leg of lamb, cubed

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper

Apricot Sauce
1 tablespoon oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 (14 ounce) can apricots in natural juice
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mint, cinnamon, salt and pepper together and pour over cubed lamb. Cover lamb mixture and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.

To make apricot sauce, heat oil in a saucepan, add shallot and cook over a low heat until soft. Add apricots and the juice and simmer for 5 minutes. Purée sauce in a blender or food processor, then season with salt and pepper and stir in parsley. Reheat before serving.

Remove lamb from marinade and arrange on a serving plate when ready to serve and cook in the hot oil.