Fondues for Fall

8 great recipes for dippin' into!


Fondue is a perfect fall food. It's gooey, it's warm, it's full of your favorite flavors, and it's just begging to be dunked in.

The great thing about fondues is that they can be made to please any personal preference. Like one cheese better than another? Make a swap and you have the fondue for you. Or, simply warm up some chocolate or caramel with cream and you have a delicious, soul-warming dessert.

Not only is fondue oh so comforting on a brisk autumn night, it is tons of fun and and a great center piece dish as we approach the chillier holiday season. Serve some up for friends, as a more interesting weeknight dinner, or as part of your upcoming holiday feast!

Read on for 8 great fondues from What's Cookin!

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Brie Fondue with Fresh Thyme and Chardonnay

This simple fondue is incredibly decadent and smooth. Brie cheese is melted with sweet Chardonnay for a luxurious treat perfect with apple or potato slices.

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Beer and Cheddar Fondue

What do you get when you mix together ground pork sausage, chilies, Cheddar cheese and beer? This delicious fondue. Serve it up with some French bread cubes or soft pretzels.

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Voodoo Fondue

This is an adorable and easy fondue that is just perfect for Halloween, though if you serve it up any other time of year, it will be equally as delicious.

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Japanese Beef Fondue (Shabu Shabu)

This Japanese-style of fondue can be traced far back in foodie-history. Thinly sliced meats and veggies are cooked by simply swishing them in the delicious stock.

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Bagna Cauda

Garlic, butter, anchovies and olive oil are warmed together to provide a perfect dipping sauce for both steak and chicken pieces, or heartier vegetables.

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Swiss Cheese Fondue

Another classic fondue, this is made from Swiss, gruyère, mustard and dry white wine. A perfect and traditional fall fondue.

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Chocolate Coffee Fondue

Time for dessert? Try this Chocolate Coffee Fondue. Kicked up with a dash of Kahlua, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Dulce de Leche Fondue

Another sweet fondue, this Dulce de Leche is perfect with delicious apples of the fall season, though it is also divine with strawberries or pound cake. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone if you decide to spoon it over your ice cream as well.

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  • Snooth User: Soulkeeper
    194063 10

    Reference: Japanese Beef Fondue (Shabu Shabu)

    The instructions state, " To make the broth, combine the stock, ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium..." What about the dry mustard, chives, wasabi, & sour cream?

    One of the ingredients listed is "7 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade (page 338)." Page 338 of what book?

    From what I see, this looks to be a poorly copied recipe from Sara Mouton.

    Oct 24, 2011 at 5:26 PM

  • Snooth User: Kate Statton
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    Hi Soulkeeper - I have updated that slide with a link that should click through to a full recipe. Thanks for catching that! Hope you enjoy!

    Oct 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

  • Snooth User: Soulkeeper
    194063 10

    Kate - this is now an entirely different recipe. The link I provided goes with the recipe that was originally posted. It was a fondue. The new recipe and the link now provided isn't a fondue, unless putting all the items a pot boiling water is considered a fondue. I would call the new recipe some kind of soup. This presentation was suppose to be different kinds of fondues, yes?

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:57 PM

  • Snooth User: Kate Statton
    Hand of Snooth
    853836 1,080

    yes, this is an alternate recipe for the same type of fondue.

    Oct 25, 2011 at 7:39 AM

  • Snooth User: Soulkeeper
    194063 10

    I am sorry Kate, this isn't a fondue. Everything is tossed into a pot of boiling water.

    Oct 25, 2011 at 11:22 AM

  • Snooth User: kasia5791
    298122 2

    It's called shabu-shabu.....definately not fondue.

    Nov 02, 2011 at 2:49 PM

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