Tradition states that if you drop your fruit into the fondue you must kiss the person opposite you.
- 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 pound semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 banana
- 3 apples
- 4 slices fresh or canned pineapple
- 1/2 pint strawberries
Place the cream and milk in the top of a double boiler. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the mixture. Place the boiler insert over direct heat and slowly heat until just at the boiling point. Remove from the heat, discard the vanilla bean and stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth. Keep the fondue warm by placing the insert over lukewarm water.
Cut the fruit into large slices or chunks, depending on the type of fruit. Leave the strawberries whole.
Skewer a mixture of fruits for each person and serve with a small dish of fondue on each individual plate. Alternatively, serve the fondue in the center of the table with the fruit and allow each person to dip one piece of fruit at a time into the fondue.
Tip: Vary your fruit selection to take advantage of what's in season.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Periplus Editions. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
914 calories; 58g total fat; 84mg cholesterol; 45mg sodium; 110g carbohydrates; 12g fiber; 8g 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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