Fondue Recipe: A New Year's Eve Tradition

Fondue Recipe: A New Year's Eve Tradition

The Recipe

Fondue: We have fondue every New Year’s Eve. It has become our family tradition. We have a three course meal with cheese, broth, and ending with chocolate. Here is a recipe for our fondue feast.

Cheese and Salsa Fondue: Course one (1)

  • 10 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 oz. Beer
  • 2 oz. Salsa


  • Place beer and salsa inside a warmed fondue pot. 
  • Take shredded cheese and coat with the flour.
  • Add the coated cheese to the pot a little at a time, keep stirring, and melting until your cheese is the desired consistency.

Suggested dippers: cubed bread, cubed apples, tortilla chips, baby carrots, celery slices

Coq Au Vin Fondue: Course one (2)

  • 3 cups of broth, you can use vegetable or beef broth
  • ¼ cup of red wine
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • Baby potatoes
  • Broccoli pieces
  • Baby mushrooms


  • Add the broth, wine, and garlic to a fondue pot until the liquid is simmering. Add baby potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms to the broth and bring back to a simmer. These vegetables can stay in the pot the entire time that you are cooking your meats. Use a slotted spoon to grab the vegetables when you want them.

Suggested dippers Seafood:

  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • King Crab
  • Lobster

Seafood should take a couple minutes to fully cook

Suggested dippers meat:

  • Venison tenderloin
  • Chicken breast

Meat is going to take 3 to 5 minutes a piece depending on your desired doneness for venison.

Alternative dippers:

  • Raviolis
  • Pierogies

Suggested dipping sauce for your meat:

  • Teriyaki sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Horseradish sauce (sour cream, horseradish, and dill mixed together)
  • Melted butter with lemon

Milk Chocolate Fondue: Course one (3)

  • 10 oz. Milk Chocolate Bar crushed or Wafers
  • 5 oz. heavy cream
  • Peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter


  • Warm the heavy whipping cream in the fondue pan
  • Begin adding the chocolate pieces into the fondue pan and continually stir until the chocolate is your desired thickness.
  • If you would like, you can add peanut butter to the chocolate.

Suggested dippers:

  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Wafers
  • Cheesecake
  • Brownies
  • Marshmallows

Bountiful harvests and happy cooking,

Recipe prepared by Jennifer Hiller

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