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Apple Cider-Cheddar Fondue

No recipe image available.A delicious fondue for ideal for dipping chunks of cooked chicken or pork sausage, cubes of cheddar cheese and apple wedges.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups (about 1 pound) sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
1 teaspon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/4 cups sparkling apple cider
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

For dipping: Bite-size pieces of cooked chicken, pork sausages, apple wedges, cubes of cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, toss the cheese with the cornstarch.
  2. In a medium-size, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the cider and lemon juice over medium heat until barely simmering. Add the cheese, a handful at a time, stirring until the cheese is melted before adding more.
  3. When all the cheese has been added, stir in the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper, to taste. Cook over low heat until thickened about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer fondue to an enamel or ceramic fondue pot and keep warm over a fondue burner. Serve immediately.

Makes 10 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the American Dairy Association.