Recipe courtesy of Rick Rodgers

Brie and Pesto Fondue

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  • Level: Easy
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Ingredients

1/4 cup packed, coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves

1 ounce freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (1/ 4 cup)

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cup dry, white wine

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 pound ripe Brie cheese, well chilled, rind trimmed and discarded, cut into small cubes (about 2 cups)

2 tablespoons cornstarch

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Place the basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and garlic in a blender. With the machine running, add 1/ 4 cup of the wine and process until thick. Set the pesto aside. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the remaining 3/ 4 cup wine and the vinegar to a bare simmer over medium heat. In a medium bowl, toss the Brie cheese with the cornstarch. A handful at a time, stir the cheese into the saucepan, stirring the first batch until melted before adding another. Allow the fondue to bubble once or twice, but do not boil. Stir in the pesto and season with the pepper. Transfer to a cheese fondue pot and keep warm over a fondue burner. Serve immediately, with dipping ingredients of your choice.;