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White Chocolate–Almond Fondue

Updated February 23, 2016

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Fondue

Published by Chronicle

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Finely chopped toasted almonds provide a special flavor in this snowy white fondue, Mexican wedding cookies are butter-powdered sugar cookies dotted with chopped pecans or almonds, Banana slices and Mexican wedding cookies were the tasters’ top favorites for dipping,

CostModerate

Moderate

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cooking for a date

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free

Mealdinner

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturechocolatey, creamy, nutty, rich

Type of Dishchocolate dessert

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw whole almonds
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons heavy (whipping) cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons amaretto or Cognac
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Kiwi fruit slices
  • Banana slices
  • Carambola slices
  • Papaya slices
  • Mexican wedding cookies
  • Chocolate brownies, cut into 1-inch cubes

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F Put the almonds in a baking pan and bake in the oven until toasted, 8 to 10 minutes, Let cool a few minutes, Chop the nuts finely.

Chop the white chocolate finely. In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, combine the chocolate, cream, and corn syrup. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the amaretto, vanilla, and chopped almonds. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm over low heat.

Arrange the fruit and cookie dippers on a serving platter and set it next to the fondue pot. Spear the morsels with fondue forks and swirl them in the warm sauce.

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