Fondue is fun food, not just because of its everyone-around-the-pot way of bringing people together, but because you can get it to table in less than twenty minutes. If you don't own a fondue pot, use a heavy saucepan instead, and plan on gently reheating the cheese sauce once or twice during dinner.
For another, more classic fondue, substitute Organic Valley Swiss for the Cheddar and dry white wine for the cider, and rub the pot with half of a garlic clove before beginning the recipe.
1. Mix cheese and flour in a bowl.
2. Combine apple cider and lemon juice in fondue pot. Bring to very low simmer; do not let it boil.
3. Add a handful of cheese and stir constantly until the cheese is fully melted. Continue to add one handful of cheese, stirring constantly and melting the cheese fully before adding the next handful.
5. After all the cheese is fully melted, stir in pepper.
6. Serve fondue with a basket of cubed bread for dipping.
Copyright by Terese Allen