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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Basic Cheese Fondue

This is another great recipe from Julia that would be wonderful for Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Growing up we always had appetizers for our Christmas Eve feast and I still do that a lot of times now. It's fun to just nibble on finger foods and relax.

Basic Cheese Fondue
Carolyn Muse Grant

1 lb. Gruyere cheese, coarsely grated
8 oz. Emmentaler cheese, coarsely grated
4 tsp cornstarch
Garlic clove – halved
1-1/2 cups dry white wine
1 tsp. Lemon juice
1 ½ tbsp. Kirsch, if desired
Freshly gound pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg, pinch

In large bowl, combine the cheeses and cornstarch and toss to coat.
Rub the inside of a heavy saucepan with the garlic and discard the garlic.
Add the wine and lemon juice and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the cheese mixture gradually over moderate heat, stirring until smooth.
Stir in the kirsch, if desired. Season with pepper and nutmeg. Simmer mixture for 2-3 minutes and transfer to a fondue stand set over a low flame. Serve immediately, taking care to remember to continually stir the fondue to prevent it from separating.

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