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Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue, a decadent, rich melted chocolate, with bits of fruit, cake, and other delicious morsels dipped in it make for a fabulous dessert or treat. Here’s a little bit of history about Chocolate fondue. It actually didn’t even come to be invented until the late 1960’s at a New York restaurant in the United States by a Swiss immigrant named Konrad Egli “Konni”. This was the first time someone intruded a sweet fondue, and many Swiss thought he was crazy. And not only did he invent the first sweet fondue, as an innovative chef he liked trying new things, and ended up creating fondue bourguignonne, in which fresh meat is dipped into a fondue pot full of hot oil, then (once cooked) eaten with savory sauces. Hence, two new popular fondues, both created here in the United States.

Here is my favorite recipe for chocolate fondue, which just about anything can be dipped in. A few of our favorite accompaniments are the following. Be creative and try new things and let me know what some of your favorites are:

  • Fruit such as strawberries, bananas, orange slices, apples, grapes, pineapple, and just about any fruit
  • Cakes and Cookies, some of our favorites are pound cake, angel food cake, brownies, shortbread cookies, graham crackers and stroopwaffles
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzels and Potato Chips
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Small scoops of ice cream rolled in graham crackers and frozen
  • Cheesecake bites
  • Rice Krispie Treats

This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook, Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins MORE Favorite Recipes, and can be purchased at our Gift Shop.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate (must contain at least 50% cocoa solids)
  • Scant 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp brandy

Instructions:

  1. Break or chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in the top of a double boiler or into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Pour in the cream and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in the brandy, then carefully pour mixture into a warmed fondue pot. Transfer the fondue pot to a lit burner. Dip accompaniments into the chocolate and enjoy!

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