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14 Fabulous Dessert Fondue Recipes

Updated on February 11, 2017
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Fondue is traditionally a main meal shared with friends around a pot of cheese with a variety of bread and other dippers available for dunking in the hot cheese. It is an ideal party dish and is designed to be shared with friends. There are however several dessert fondue recipes that can also be shared at parties and dinners with friends. Some of these dessert fondue dips have cheese and others use cornflour to thicken sauces made without cheese. The recipes start with the perfect savory cheese fondue and move beyond to various fabulous fondue dessert recipes for you to try at home. You can experiment with a variety of dippers such as fruit pieces, vegetables sticks, bread sticks and pieces of chocolate.

Chocolate fundue with fruit pieces and coconut
Chocolate fundue with fruit pieces and coconut | Source
You can make available a wide variety of dippers for dunking into a dessert fondue at your next party.
You can make available a wide variety of dippers for dunking into a dessert fondue at your next party. | Source
White chocolate makes a fabulous base for dessert fondue
White chocolate makes a fabulous base for dessert fondue | Source
Dessert fondues are fabulous for parties and special occasion dinners
Dessert fondues are fabulous for parties and special occasion dinners | Source

1. Perfect Cheese Fondue with High-Acid Wine

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of high-acid dry white wine
  • 200 g (7 oz) sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 320 g (12 oz) emmental or similar Swiss cheese, grated
  • 500 g (16 oz) good quality gruyère, or similar, grated

Method

Heat the wine and garlic in a a moderate size, deep and heavy pan over a low heat until it starts to simmer. Add the emmental, a little at a time, while whisking or stirring vigorously. Allowing each piece to melt completely before adding more cheese. Do the same with the gruyère, followed by the cheddar. Keep heating and stirring until smooth. Add the nutmeg and a tablespooon of kirsch or similar brandy. Serve in a fondue set.

2. Vegan Cheese Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons mustard
  • 3/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsweetend almond or soy milk

for the dippers

  • Grapes
  • Pretzels
  • Mushrooms
  • Bread Sticks
  • French baguette

Method

Place all the ingredients (except for the flour) in medium size saucepan and cook for 4-6 minutes while stirring. Then, slowly stir in the flour and mix until the mixture thickens considerable. If the mixture is too thick add some more almond milk or water; if too thin add some more flour. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot, or warmed bowl. Serve warm with a variety of dippers.

3. Coconut, Chocolate Dulce de Leche Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup canned or home made dulce de leche
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Method

Melt the butter, add the chocolate, and stir until the chocolate is incorporated, using a double boiler or in the microwave. Place the cream in a small heavy saucepan over low heat and bring just to the boil. Incorporate the melted chocolate and butter mixture, the dulce de leche, and salt. Stir well to combine all ingredients and to create a smooth thick mixture. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and transfer to a fondue pot. Serve warm with a variety of dippers.

4. Chocolate Cream Cheese Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of real vanilla
  • 4 oz (125 g) cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons evaporated milk

Method

Add the sugar, butter, cocoa and milk to a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, while stirring constantly over moderate to high heat. Cook for about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and add the marshmallows and vanilla. Stir until the marshmallows have melted. Add the cream cheese a little at a time and stir into themixture. Pour into small fondue pot or dish and serve warm.

There are many great dippers to use for dessert fondue. Just use your imagination!
There are many great dippers to use for dessert fondue. Just use your imagination! | Source

5. Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 24 oz (680 g) semisweet chocolate chips

for dipping

  • Pretzel rods
  • Marshmallows
  • Dried apricots
  • Fresh fruit wedges
  • Apples, cored and sliced

Method

Add the cocoa powder to 1/2 cup water in a medium size saucepan and cook for 1 minute over low heat, stirring continuously. Stir in the milk and sugar while stirring and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Add the vanilla and chocolate chips and simmer gently while stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Serve the fondue warm with a range of items for dipping using fondue forks.

6. Butterscotch and Peanut Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 20 oz (560 g) butterscotch morsels

for dipping

  • Pretzel rods
  • Marshmallows
  • Fruit wedges
  • Vake squares
  • Apples, cored and sliced

Method

Warm the milk in a heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Add the butterscotch morsels to milk in several batches and mix for about 10 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk the peanut butter through the mixture until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Stir well, and serve warm with a wide choice of dippers.

7. White Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of mint, finely chopped
  • 12 oz (340 g) package white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate

for dipping

  • Prunes
  • Crackers
  • Large nuts
  • Chocolate biscuits
  • Salted pretzel rods
  • Fresh and dried fruit slices

Method

In a double boiler, Combine the white chocolate and milk over barely simmering water in a double boiler or bowl suspended over steaming water. Stir the chocolate and milk until melted. Sprinkle with nutmeg and chopped mint. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a fondue pot or serving bowl and serve warm with a range of dippers.

8. Strawberry Fondue Recipe

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups of cream
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, washed

Assortment of dippers:

  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Marshmallows
  • Strawberries
  • Apple slices
  • Sweet Biscuits
  • Cherries, whole
  • Caramel squares
  • Pound cake squares
  • Chocolate cake squares
  • Small chocolate squares
  • Vanilla or chocolate wafers

Method

This fondue can be made with blueberries and other similar fruit, replacing some or all of the strawberries. Puree the strawberries in a bowl using a stick blender. Warm the cream in a small saucepan over low heat, while stirring. Gradually add the sugar and mix to dissolve. Next, stir through the strawberry puree. Mix the corn starch with the milk in a separate bowl, and then gradually pour into the saucepan while mixing. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens and then add the vanilla. Pour the mixture into a warm fondue pot and serve with a variety of suitable dippers.

Fruit and cake squares make fabulous dippers for dessert fondue.
Fruit and cake squares make fabulous dippers for dessert fondue. | Source

9. Honey Fondue Recipe with Marmalade and Orange Liqueur

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup cream, 35%
  • 1/4 cup marmalade
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

for the dippers

  • Biscuits
  • Marshmallows
  • Apple slices
  • Assorted nuts
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Chocolate pieces
  • Pound cake pieces

Method

Melt the butter in a small heavy saucepan. Add the honey, cream and marmalade while stirring. Heat to just below boiling on a moderate setting and then lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Combine the cornstarch with the orange liqueur and a little water in a cup, and then add to the mixture. Cook while stirring frequently until the fondue sauce thickens. Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with a variety of suitable dippers.

10. Caramel Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups brown or raw sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split down the middle, seeds scraped

Assorted suitable dippers

Method

Combine the sugar with 1/4 cup water in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over moderate to low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until all the sugar has dissolved. Cover the pan and bring the mixture to the boil. Keep boiling for about 1 minute. Then, wash down the sides of pan with a wet brush to remove any crystals that form. Remove the lid, heat to moderate-high and cook the mixture without stirring until mixture becomes a medium to dark amber in color. Carefully add the cream, with the pot at arm's-length to avoid the spatter. Add the vanilla-bean seeds to pan, and whisk through the mixture. Let cool a little and then transfer to a fondue pot and serve with suitable dippers.

Chocolate based fondue is the classic sauce for dessert fondue. Strawberries are ideal as dippers.
Chocolate based fondue is the classic sauce for dessert fondue. Strawberries are ideal as dippers. | Source

11. Easy Mixed Fruit Fondue Dessert Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons liqueur, such as rum, gin, brandy or fruit liqueurs, or water
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen fruit and berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi fruit, mangoes in any combination of berries

Method

Blend the fruit in a food processor or blender until just smooth. Dissolve the cornstarch in the liqueur or water and mix thoroughly. Add the fruit puree to a heavy saucepan and heat to just before boiling, while stirring constantly. Carefully a slowly add the cornstarch mixture while stirring vigorously. Cook over moderate heat while stirring until the mixture thickens. Transfer to a fondue pot and serve warm with an assortment of suitable dippers: small pieces of cake, small brownie squares, pieces of fresh fruit, madeleines, nuts, dried pineapple or cherries, apricots, dried plums, dried figs, pieces of crystallized ginger and marshmallows.

12. Coconut, Chocolate Dulce de Leche Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup canned or home made dulce de leche
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Method

Melt the butter, add the chocolate, and stir until the chocolate is incorporated, using a double boiler or in the microwave. Place the cream in a small heavy saucepan over low heat and bring just to the boil. Incorporate the melted chocolate and butter mixture, the dulce de leche, and salt. Stir well to combine all ingredients and to create a smooth thick mixture. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and transfer to a fondue pot. Serve warm with a variety of dippers.

13. Raspberry Orange Fondue Sauce Recipe with Sherry

Ingredients

  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 raspberry jam or jelly
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Method

Combine the water, cornstarch, sugar and salt in a medium size saucepan. Heat while stirring over moderate heat until the mixture becomes hot and clear. Add the jelly and stir to incorporate. Then, add the orange juice, lemon juice and the sherry, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and serve warm with a variety of dippers.

14. Chocolate Rum Fondue Recipe with Cream

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 teaspoons rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 10 oz (300 g) bitter sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (or partially replace with white chocolate)

for the dippers

  • Cherries
  • Dry Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Macaroon cookies
  • large marshmallows
  • Pear and apple slices
  • Cubes of chocolate cake

Method

Melt the chocolate with a little melted butter in a double boiler or in the microwave. Heat the cream and melted chocolate in a small heavy saucepan. Cook and stir over moderate-low heat until well blended and the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little and then stir in rum and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and serve warm with a variety of dippers.

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    Grand haven 4 months ago

    No way lucky

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    Larry Rankin 4 months ago from Oklahoma

    Looks delicious!

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    peachy 4 months ago from Home Sweet Home

    oh yes chocolate fondue, simply awesome

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