Chocolate Fondue

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, reserve 1/4 cup to thin if fondue begins to thicken
  • 4 bittersweet chocolate bars, chopped, 3 1/2 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons Frangelico or Amaretto liqueur, optional
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts or almonds, optional
  • Suggested Dippables, choose 3 or 4 selections of the following:
  • Hazelnut or almond biscotti
  • Salted pretzel sticks
  • Cubed pound cake
  • Sliced bananas
  • Stem strawberries
  • Sectioned navel oranges
  • Ripe fresh diced pineapple
Directions

Heat 1/2 cup cream in a heavy non-reactive saucepot over moderate heat until cream comes to a low boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add chocolate. Let the chocolate stand in hot cream 3 to 5 minutes to soften, then whisk chocolate together with the cream. Stir in liqueur and/or chopped nuts and transfer the fondue to a fondue pot or set the mixing bowl on a rack above a small lit candle. If fondue becomes too thick, stir in reserved cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to desired consistency. Arrange your favorite dippables in piles on a platter along side chocolate fondue with fondue forks, bamboo skewers or seafood forks, as utensils, for dipping.


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For those of us using the metric system that is 150 ml cream and to 100 g of 70 % chocolate. You can also heat the cream and chocolate together in the microwave for 2 min on medium power. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ,add this recipe with the powdered sugar, cocoa and butter because I couldn't find bittersweet bars. It turned out horrible. It was all grainy and lumpy and greasy. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but now I have alot left over and not sure how to fixit. At suggestions? item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made it without the liqueur and it was great! We didn't have a fondue pot either and it stayed warm and melted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was a simple and delicious recipe, once I realized the chocolate quantity should be 3.5 ounces *TOTAL*, not per bar. So, the first time through was a disaster. Second time, worked like a charm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM!! We used Callebaut semisweet callets (small discs that I found at Whole Foods, added Frangelico, and made it in a fondue pot. Absolutely perfect. We tried earlier with 72% dark chocolate and it was much too rich for us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our family Christmas meal theme for 2010 is French Foods and we all love fondu with cakes & fruit. I modified this recipe using 10 TBS cocoa, 10 TBS powered sugar with 3 TBS butter replacing the bittersweet chocolate. Amaretto liqueur adds softness to the strong chocolate mixture. Tripling the recipe will serve a dozen people. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe worked well for me when I made a couple of chages. It worked better with a double boiler and adding a pinch of salt. I did add amaretto for flavor and would have used almond flavoring if I wasn't adding alcohol. Never had the bitterness or lack of flavor some reviews mentioned and had no problem with consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a very good cook... so I try to stick with "easy" recipes. This became a disaster for me. I tried to sweeten the mixture. Mistake! I may try it again with semi-sweet or milk chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very good, but not as easy as I thought. I prefer just buying ready made chocolate. The simplist one I found is a liquid one I bought online. I found it on Gourmetnut. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a huge hit at a party I brought this to. Everyone loved it and it was so, so easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe came out too thick and rich. Recommend using less chocolate and more cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, the 1 star-ers of the rating bunch must not have estrogen in them! Chocolate and cream and dip more sweet things in them?! Hello! SO GOOD! I silenced a table of my girlfriends with this. Try it with contreau! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe; the fondue comes out pretty much like dark chocolate (my favorite)...but you can make it with milk chocolate also for a sweeter dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would have used sweetened chocolate instead of the semi item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fondue is always a big hit with family and friends! I leave out the nuts though. There is such a variety of treats to dip. Fresh fruit and pretzels are yummmy for any chocoholic like me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Retchel does it again. If you follow this it will be bitter and lumpy and an overall waste of chocolate. Ina Garten does it 1000% better, use her recipe and you will get success! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never made chocolate fondue before, so was a bit nervous. This came together wonderfully and I had no problems whatsoever. It was just the right consistency to stick to the fruit and other dippers. I was able to reheat it also, just needed to add a little more cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think you make the best recipes in the woorld item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love that recipes I'll try it someday.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just love fondue! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DH got a fondue pot for the holidays and we wanted to break it out. So we searched for a nice easy recipe to start with- this was it. And it was so yummy!! (we left out the nuts- not the frangelico though!!)We have made it 3 times in the last month. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chocolate fondue was a sweet ending to our friends and fondue night. Having some left over, we ended up using it as a hot fudge topping for ice cream sundaes a few days later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really easy to put together. Great flavor and lots of fun! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a last minute New Year's Eve party and it was the hit of the night! I can't believe I have never made chocolate fondue before, since i love chocolate- but now i will go to this when i need a show stopper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachel usually at least tries to be healthy. Oh well. This is so delicious, and rich, it will satisfy. Particularly tasty w/ strawberries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter has very little interest in cooking, but even she enjoyed preparing this fondue. Thanx for the tips! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used candy bars imported from Croatia from the Mediterranean grocery store and used some caramel Torani syrup instead of the liquor. The biggest hit of the dippers was Boudoir lady fingers. I doubled the recipe for about 20 people and had a ton leftover. Everyone really loved it though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What more can I say - it's a good one and you can experiment to change it around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make, and it tastes amazing! I didn't have any amaretto, so I added some coffee liquer instead. Highly Recommended! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious with or without liquer. Suggest that you use a crock pot instead of fondue pot, as it burns very easily. Thank you, Rachel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
MMM GOOD. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe for a party and I loved it!! The fruit and pretzels were a hit and I found kids liking it too!! The preparation took very little time and the chocolate stayed smooth for a long time, even off the heat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and adaptable, but--I never thought I'd say this about anything chocolate--it was too rich for me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My friends and family loved it. They had a great time dipping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids love it. We watch TV and have Fondue night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Follow the recipe, for starters. Completely changing and messing up the recipe and then giving the original recipe a 1 star is a bit crazy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You are supposed to follow the actual recipe and then rate it. You changed the entire recipe and gave it 1 star. Absurd. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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