Cheddar and Hard Cider Fondue
Tags:fondue, wisconsin cheese, hard cider
Serving Size:Serves 5
1 12oz bottle Hard Cider
3/4 cup chicken broth, homemade or canned
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 lb Gruyere, grated
1/2 lb Sharp Cheddar, grated
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste
1 Tablespoon Bourbon, Whiskey or Apple Jack
A yummy twist on fondue!
Heat cider, broth, Worcestershire, and garlic in a medium pot over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Toss the cheeses together in a medium bowl. Sift the cornstarch over the cheese, and toss to coat lightly. Using a wooden spoon, sprinkle some cheese mixture into the warm liquid and continue to stir in small amounts of cheese until it is all incorporated and the fondue is smooth and melted about 15 minutes. Stir in cayenne, salt and Bourbon, if using.
Transfer to a fondue pot or double boiler and serve with desired dippers.
Dipping Suggestions: Cooked chicken and apple sausages, chorizo, or mini hot dogs; sliced baguette or black bread, radishes, roasted shallots, roasted mushrooms or small fingerlings or baby potatoes, pears, apples, or pretzels.