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Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue

'Tis the season for entertaining! Make sure that your holiday party pleases palates with this cheesy fondue! Many more holiday recipes are available in my holiday recipe guide!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 cups; 4 servings


  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon kirsch, or other cherry brandy
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Accompaniments


  • Rub the inside of a medium-size saucepan with the garlic and discard. Add the wine and lemon juice and heat for 1 minute over medium heat. Add the cheese cubes to the saucepan and cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the cheese melts completely, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Combine the cornstarch and kirsch in a small bowl. Stir into the cheese mixture and continue to cook until it is smooth and slightly thick, about 3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

  • Serve in a fondue pot, or use a flameproof dish set over a small candle. Serve with a platter of accompaniments.

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