Fruit and bread dipped in cheese? The perfect snack.
When you think of fondue you think “fancy” or lots of work. I do at least. Believe me, I am into little or hardly no work at all when it comes to food these days. Fondue is basically just melted cheese. This Apple Cider Fondue I made has apple cider in it for flavor and to thin it out a bit. So delicious. I made it last Sunday and I didn’t even use it as a snack – I used it as a meal. The options are endless for dipping…I used apple sausage, granny smith apples, red delicious apples, red pear and chunks of multi grain bread. It was very filling and satisfying – and way more fun than the typical “meal”. Try it and see what you think!
I grated 1 package of blarney castle which is a creamy gouda style cheese and one package of aged cheddar. Both were 7 ounces and a perfect combination of creamy with a sharp little bite from the aged cheddar.
I mixed 2 T of corn starch in with the grated cheese to make the cheese less clumpy when it melted.
I happened to have organic apples and pears on hand.
- 1½ cup apple cider
- 1 7oz Kerrygold Aged Cheddar
- 1 7oz Blarney Castle Cheese
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 T corn starch
- 2 T apple cider vinegar
- Different fruits,vegetables, meats and breads for dipping.
- In a fondue pot or on a stove top, add apple juice.
- Let bubble for a few minutes before adding minced garlic.
- Add in apple cider.
- Meanwhile, grate cheese and mix in the corn starch with the cheese.
- Slowly add in the cheese/corn starch mixture a small handful at a time - whisking while doing so.
- Let the cheese melt and stir until creamy.
- Serve with apples, bread, sausage, pears, etc.