Blueberry Cheddar Fondue

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blueberry cheddar fondue recipe

Summer is upon us, and it’s berry season. The grocery stores and farmers markets have their shelves lined with fresh produce just waiting to be gobbled up by children and families alike. While berries are delicious on their own, it is also fun to add them into your cooking — whether it be a tried and true favorite dish from your past, or something out of the ordinary that caught your eye in a magazine or cookbook.

When you think of fondue, it usually conjures up images of warm cheddar and swiss cheese, raw meats being cooked in a flavorful broth, and lots of veggies, apples and breads for dipping. While these are still popular basics for fondue, it’s also a great alternative to take a modern twist on things and add additional options to the base for unique flavor combinations.

While walking through the supermarket recently, I sampled a slice of blueberry flavored cheddar cheese. DELICIOUS! I immediately thought of how this would make an amazing fondue and created a recipe that is just as great, if not better, than the cheese I tried in the store that day. Try it for yourself — it’s sure to be a family favorite!

Ingredients

14 oz cheddar cheese
2 tbsp flour
6 oz. vegetable or chicken broth
1/4 cup of blueberries

Suggestions for Dippers

Granny smith apples
Breads (especially rye and pumpernickel)
Tortilla chips
Chicken breast (grilled or baked)
Raw vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower

Instructions

To prep, grate and mix the cheese together with the flour. Liquefy the blueberries by putting them in a blender or food processor on low. Then turn the fondue pot on (for the Cuisinart electric, the setting I use is a 4 to mix everything and then I lower to 3 while we are eating).

Pour the broth into the fondue pot and mix in the blueberries. Slowly add the cheese and flour mixture while stirring with a whisk. The fondue should be the same consistency as honey after all the cheese is added. If the fondue is still not thick enough after adding all of the cheese, add about a tablespoon of flour. If the fondue is too thick, add a bit more broth.

Serve warm as an appetizer or snack with your dippers of choice (and don’t forget the fondue forks!). Enjoy!

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Barbara Reggio is a wife, mother, and small business owner. She has been married to Jonathan since May 2011, and they are partners in parenting their two children, Lucie (January 2012) and Asher (April 2014). The Reggio family relocated to West Columbia from Long Island, NY in March 2013 when Jonathan accepted a job transfer. She has the best of both worlds working both outside the home at a Customs House Brokerage and running her home based business, Trendy Babywearing. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Maritime Studies from the State University of New York at Maritime College. When she is not working or writing articles for Columbia SC Moms Blog, Barbara enjoys walking at the Riverbanks Zoo with her family, babywearing, reading, singing along to the radio (loudly) in her car, loom knitting, documenting her children's lives with photography, and writing on her personal blog http://www.trendsettermom.com/. Barbara is currently working on her goal of becoming a lifetime member with Weight Watchers.

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