Slow Cooker Swiss Fondue with Kirsch

Fondue With Bread Slices
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  • 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 24 ounces fondue (4 portions)
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A little Kirsch and nutmeg flavor this tasty Swiss cheese fondue. Fondue is not only a fantastic meal to make on your own, but it's also one of the best ways to throw a winter party. Fondue can be used as a dipping sauce for all sorts of delicious morsels.

What You'll Need

  • 1 clove garlic (peeled, cut in half)
  • 2 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh)
  • 16 ounces Swiss cheese (shredded)
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons Kirsch
  • Pinch nutmeg (freshly ground)
  • Dash black pepper
  • Dash paprika
  • 1 loaf crusty bread (cut into 1-inch cubes)

How to Make It

  1. Rub a nonreactive (enameled or stainless steel) saucepan with cut garlic halves. Add the wine and place the saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Heat the wine until it is just beginning to bubble. Reduce heat to low and add lemon juice.
  3. In a bowl, combine cheeses and flour; gradually stir into the wine. Continue cooking, stirring to keep from sticking, until cheese is melted and well blended.
  4. Grease crockpot lightly or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  1. Pour cheese mixture into the prepared crockpot. Add Kirsch; stir well. Sprinkle with nutmeg, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 to  25 minutes or until hot, then turn to LOW for 1 to 3 hours. Keep the pot on LOW while serving.


Serve with fondue forks or picks and bread cubes.