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Apr 24, 2008 08:23 AM

Good/Interesting Fondue Ideas

My mom gave me a fondue pot that had been lying around her house, and I have NO IDEA what to do with it! Help!

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  1. cor, chocolate fondue!!!!! nothing could be easier or more fun!
    loads of recipes/ideas on CH-do a quick search and if you're really ready to research type chocolate fondue in Google.

    In the meantime get your dippers ready
    Fresh fruit (bananas, apples, orange sections, strawberries)
    Cut up pound cake
    Cut up cheese cake
    Small squares of rice krispie treats

    and that's just the beginning!

    1. I'm not sure if you could find a good meltable goat cheese (you may be able to miz the goat with mozzerella or another meltable)... but if you could, maybe a goat cheese fondue with apricots, or strawberries, or grapes to dip?

      1. Artisanal Restaurant in NYC has great fondue. Here is a recipe from their chef:

        1. Google fondue recipes and you'll get an overload of ideas.

          I use these two for reference a lot. We go beyond the usual cheese fondues and have a great liking for oils and broths for savory main meals, especially in the summer when it's too hot to cook. Sometimes we have as many as three pots going, especially when desserts involved!

          1. we have two fondue pots, and use them a few times a year- we go with the "standard" cheese fondue and a chocolate fondue for dessert. We usually serve bread, ham, steamed potatoes, apples, brocolli, baby carrots with the cheese and banannas, pineapple, pretzels, strawberries and marshmellows with the chocolate.

            4 Replies
            1. re: macca

              I use the recipe that came with my LC fondue pot for cheese fondue - it's on their website. I do really like to use a good kirsch in it, and think it gives it a really nice flavor. And a touch of cayenne, and maybe just a little bit of nutmeg.

                1. re: MMRuth

                  Looks like our recipe- i use kirsch, too- have never tried it with vodka. WIll add a bit of cayenne next time. My neice is usually the one who makes fondue- I buy the ingredients, and she comes over and make it. She is just married ( 28 yo)and just starting to cook- and she is really funny- she has all of her recipes in a three ring binder, and follows them to a T. She is totally incapable of winging it.Her mom is not much of a cook, so she really did not grow up in an environment of good cooking.. Her younger sister, however, grew up in my house and is a whiz in the kitchen at 18. As a matter of fact, ,she is far far ahead of me in the baking department. I really only enjoy baking around the holidays.

                  1. re: macca

                    I was incapable of winging it for years - or rather, just didn't feel comfortable doing it!