Bittersweet Chocolate Fondue

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

6 servings (2 cups)

Almost anything tastes better dipped in chocolate. Use your imagination and offer cubes of your favorite cake and sliced fruit for dipping. You could even include small chocolate chip, shortbread, peanut butter or oreo cookies which can be dipped directly into the fondue without using a fondue fork.


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons (about) water
  • 12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped


Bring cream and 2 tablespoons water to simmer in heavy medium saucepan over

medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and

smooth. Whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons water (or substitute with 3 tablespoons

liqueur of choice; see variations listed below). Transfer to fondue pot and

keep warm over fondue burner. If fondue becomes too thick at any time, mix in

more water by tablespoonfuls as needed.

DIPPERS: 1-inch pieces gingerbread, pound cake or angel food cake, large

marshmallows, fresh strawberries, 1-inch pieces of banana, orange or tangerine

segments, kiwi wedges, pear wedges, assorted dried fruit such as apricots, figs,

apple rings, pineapple rings.


  • CHOCOLATE-ORANGE FONDUE: Replace 3 tablespoons water with 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur and mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel.

  • CHOCOLATE-LEMON FONDUE: Replace 3 tablespoons water with 2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate and mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
  • MOCHA FONDUE: Replace 3 tablespoons water with 3 tablespoons Kahlua liqueur and mix in 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals.

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

  • RecID 4347

    nutrition information per serving

    325 calories; 21g total fat; 22mg cholesterol; 22mg sodium; 39g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 3g protein

    These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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