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6 servings



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Cheddar, Onion, Apple & Hard Cider Fondue


  • 1 ½ pounds shredded extra sharp cheddar
  • 2 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 oz. chopped shallot
  • ½ cup finely diced tart apple
  • 2 ½ cups hard cider
  • cubes of crusty bread
  • apple wedges (toss in lemon juice to prevent from turning brown)


Place the shredded cheese in a large bowl and sprinkle with the cornstarch and dry mustard; toss to coat.

Heat the butter in the Cuisinart Fondue Pot using setting 3 1/2. Cook the shallot and apple in the butter until tender and golden, about 3-4 minutes. Add 2 cups of the hard cider and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to setting 3-4, and with the cider simmering, gradually add the shredded cheese, a handful at a time, while whisking with a plastic or coated whisk. If mixture seems too thick, whisk more of the reserved cider as needed. To serve, keep the temperature at setting 3. Serve with crustry bread or wedges of tart apple.


cheddar apple shallot dry mustard cider