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Cider Cheese Fondue

Cheese lovers are sure to enjoy dipping into this creamy quick-to-fix fondue cheese dip that has just a hint of apple. You can also serve this appetizer with pear wedges. —Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-2/3 cups

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Cubed French bread and sliced apples and green peppers

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring cider to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Toss the cheeses with cornstarch and pepper; stir into cider. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Transfer to a small fondue pot or 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with bread cubes and sliced apples and green peppers.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ā€™nā€™ cheese.
  • Cornstarch needs just a few minutes of boiling to thicken a sauce, gravy or dessert filling. If it cooks too long, the cornstarch will begin to lose its thickening power. Carefully follow the recipe for the best results.
  • Check out the best cheese dips for all-time!
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/4 cup: 111 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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