Cheese Fun-Do

Cheese Fun-Do
Staff Writer

The Sneaky Chef

This cheesy fondue, made the easy (and healthier) way, is a great afternoon snack or light dinner.

4
Servings
119
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6  Ounces  Swiss, Gruyère, or American cheese, ideally reduced-fat
  • 2  Teaspoons  cornstarch
  • 1/2  Cup  apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  honey mustard
  • 1/4  Cup  Sneaky Chef White Purée (cauliflower/zucchini)
  • Whole-grain or sourdough bread cubes, broccoli, cauliflower, chunks of ham and/or apple, for dipping

Directions

In a mixing bowl, toss the grated cheese with the cornstarch. In a saucepan, heat the apple cider, vinegar, honey mustard, and White Purée over medium heat until it just starts to boil.* Immediately reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the cheese mixture, 1 handful at a time. Let each addition of cheese melt before adding more. Stir frequently. Serve hot with dipping items on skewers. This sauce thickens as it cools, so if there is a delay in serving it, simply put it back in the microwave for another 15 to 30 seconds.

*Quicker microwave method: Mix all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a wet paper towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time until fully melted.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
78µg
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Calcium, Ca
241mg
24%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fluoride, F
10µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
394mg
56%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
593mg
40%
Water
50g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.