14 Easy Fondue Dessert Recipes

Fondue is traditionally a main meal shared with friends around a pot of cheese with a variety of bread and other dippers available for dunking in the hot cheese. It is an ideal party dish and is designed to be shared with friends. There are however several dessert fondue recipes that can also be shared at parties and dinners with friends. Some of these dessert fondue dips have cheese and others use cornflour to thicken sauces made without cheese. The recipes start with the perfect savory cheese fondue and move beyond to various fabulous fondue dessert recipes for you to try at home. You can experiment with a variety of dippers such as fruit pieces, vegetables sticks, bread sticks and pieces of chocolate.

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Chocolate fundue with fruit pieces and coconut.  C. Clement [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Tip 1. Do not put frozen ingredients, in your slow cooker.

1. Perfect Cheese Fondue with High-Acid Wine

Ingredients

Method

Heat the wine and garlic in a a moderate size, deep and heavy pan over a low heat until it starts to simmer. Add the emmental, a little at a time, while whisking or stirring vigorously. Allowing each piece to melt completely before adding more cheese. Do the same with the gruyère, followed by the cheddar. Keep heating and stirring until smooth. Add the nutmeg and a tablespooon of kirsch or similar brandy. Serve in a fondue set.

2. Vegan Cheese Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

for the dippers

Method

Place all the ingredients (except for the flour) in medium size saucepan and cook for 4-6 minutes while stirring. Then, slowly stir in the flour and mix until the mixture thickens considerable. If the mixture is too thick add some more almond milk or water; if too thin add some more flour. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot, or warmed bowl. Serve warm with a variety of dippers.

3. Coconut, Chocolate Dulce de Leche Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

Method

Melt the butter, add the chocolate, and stir until the chocolate is incorporated, using a double boiler or in the microwave. Place the cream in a small heavy saucepan over low heat and bring just to the boil. Incorporate the melted chocolate and butter mixture, the dulce de leche, and salt. Stir well to combine all ingredients and to create a smooth thick mixture. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and transfer to a fondue pot. Serve warm with a variety of dippers.

4. Chocolate Cream Cheese Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

Method

Add the sugar, butter, cocoa and milk to a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, while stirring constantly over moderate to high heat. Cook for about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and add the marshmallows and vanilla. Stir until the marshmallows have melted. Add the cream cheese a little at a time and stir into themixture. Pour into small fondue pot or dish and serve warm.

5. Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

for dipping

Method

Add the cocoa powder to 1/2 cup water in a medium size saucepan and cook for 1 minute over low heat, stirring continuously. Stir in the milk and sugar while stirring and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Add the vanilla and chocolate chips and simmer gently while stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Serve the fondue warm with a range of items for dipping using fondue forks.

6. Butterscotch and Peanut Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

for dipping

Method

Warm the milk in a heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Add the butterscotch morsels to milk in several batches and mix for about 10 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk the peanut butter through the mixture until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Stir well, and serve warm with a wide choice of dippers.

7. White Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

for dipping

Method

In a double boiler, Combine the white chocolate and milk over barely simmering water in a double boiler or bowl suspended over steaming water. Stir the chocolate and milk until melted. Sprinkle with nutmeg and chopped mint. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a fondue pot or serving bowl and serve warm with a range of dippers.

8. Strawberry Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

Assortment of dippers:

Method

This fondue can be made with blueberries and other similar fruit, replacing some or all of the strawberries. Puree the strawberries in a bowl using a stick blender. Warm the cream in a small saucepan over low heat, while stirring. Gradually add the sugar and mix to dissolve. Next, stir through the strawberry puree. Mix the corn starch with the milk in a separate bowl, and then gradually pour into the saucepan while mixing. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens and then add the vanilla. Pour the mixture into a warm fondue pot and serve with a variety of suitable dippers.

9. Honey Fondue Recipe with Marmalade and Orange Liqueur

Ingredients

for the dippers

Method

Melt the butter in a small heavy saucepan. Add the honey, cream and marmalade while stirring. Heat to just below boiling on a moderate setting and then lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Combine the cornstarch with the orange liqueur and a little water in a cup, and then add to the mixture. Cook while stirring frequently until the fondue sauce thickens. Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with a variety of suitable dippers.

10. Caramel Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

Assorted suitable dippers

Method

Combine the sugar with 1/4 cup water in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over moderate to low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until all the sugar has dissolved. Cover the pan and bring the mixture to the boil. Keep boiling for about 1 minute. Then, wash down the sides of pan with a wet brush to remove any crystals that form. Remove the lid, heat to moderate-high and cook the mixture without stirring until mixture becomes a medium to dark amber in color. Carefully add the cream, with the pot at arm's-length to avoid the spatter. Add the vanilla-bean seeds to pan, and whisk through the mixture. Let cool a little and then transfer to a fondue pot and serve with suitable dippers.

11. Easy Mixed Fruit Fondue Dessert Recipe

Ingredients

Method

Blend the fruit in a food processor or blender until just smooth. Dissolve the cornstarch in the liqueur or water and mix thoroughly. Add the fruit puree to a heavy saucepan and heat to just before boiling, while stirring constantly. Carefully a slowly add the cornstarch mixture while stirring vigorously. Cook over moderate heat while stirring until the mixture thickens. Transfer to a fondue pot and serve warm with an assortment of suitable dippers: small pieces of cake, small brownie squares, pieces of fresh fruit, madeleines, nuts, dried pineapple or cherries, apricots, dried plums, dried figs, pieces of crystallized ginger and marshmallows.

12. Coconut, Chocolate Dulce de Leche Fondue Recipe

Ingredients

Method

Melt the butter, add the chocolate, and stir until the chocolate is incorporated, using a double boiler or in the microwave. Place the cream in a small heavy saucepan over low heat and bring just to the boil. Incorporate the melted chocolate and butter mixture, the dulce de leche, and salt. Stir well to combine all ingredients and to create a smooth thick mixture. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and transfer to a fondue pot. Serve warm with a variety of dippers.

13. Raspberry Orange Fondue Sauce Recipe with Sherry

Ingredients

Method

Combine the water, cornstarch, sugar and salt in a medium size saucepan. Heat while stirring over moderate heat until the mixture becomes hot and clear. Add the jelly and stir to incorporate. Then, add the orange juice, lemon juice and the sherry, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and serve warm with a variety of dippers.

14. Chocolate Rum Fondue Recipe with Cream

Ingredients

for the dippers

Method

Melt the chocolate with a little melted butter in a double boiler or in the microwave. Heat the cream and melted chocolate in a small heavy saucepan. Cook and stir over moderate-low heat until well blended and the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little and then stir in rum and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and serve warm with a variety of dippers.

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You can make available a wide variety of dippers for dunking into a dessert fondue at your next party.  Source: Original Image - John Anderson

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White chocolate makes a fabulous base for dessert fondue.  Source: Original Image - John Anderson

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Dessert fondues are fabulous for parties and special occasion dinners.  Source: Original Image - John Anderson

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There are many great dippers to use for dessert fondue. Just use your imagination!  Source: Original Image - John Anderson

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Fruit and cake squares make fabulous dippers for dessert fondue..  Source: Original Image - John Anderson

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Chocolate based fondue is the classic sauce for dessert fondue. Strawberries are ideal as dippers  Source: Original Image - John Anderson