Caramelized Shallot and Gruyere Fondue


Recipe: Caramelized Shallot and Gruyere Fondue

Summary: A big pile of cheesy, gooey deliciousness. The slightly sweet sautéed shallots add a twist to the classic Swiss cheese fondue. In addition to the bread boiled red-skinned baby potatoes cut in quarters make great dippers too.. Good for your Oscar Party!!


    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 1/4 cups thinly sliced shallots (about 6 ounces)
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (or more) dry white wine
    • 14 ounces grated Gruyere cheese (about 3 1/2 cups packed)
    • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • Generous pinch of ground nutmeg
    • 1 sourdough baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes


  1. Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add thinly sliced shallots and sauté 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low; sprinkle shallots with sugar, salt and pepper. Sauté until shallots are caramelized, about 15 minutes. Transfer shallots to small bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups wine to skillet; boil 1 minute.
  2. Pour wine into heavy medium saucepan; set over medium-low heat. Toss cheese with flour in medium bowl to coat. Add half of caramelized shallots to wine; add cheese mixture by handfuls, stirring until cheese melts and is smooth before adding more. Thin with more wine if mixture is too thick. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer cheese mixture to fondue pot. Set pot over candle or canned heat burner. Top fondue with remaining caramelized shallots. Serve with bread cubes.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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