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
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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