Try this white chocolate fondue recipe for
an easy and elegant dessert
Chocolate fondue is naturally decadent and delicious, but white chocolate fondue really takes the fancy up a notch. However, if you’re like me, white chocolate by itself can be a touch too sweet. For that reason, I like this recipe inspired by Susan Fuller Slack’s Fondues and Hot Pots because it calls for mild-flavored mascarpone cheese to temper the sweetness of the white chocolate.
Note that the Godiva liqueur in this recipe darkens the chocolate a shade, so it looks more golden caramel in color than white. Omit the dark liqueur if you want to preserve the color of the chocolate.
If you’re going to make this white chocolate fondue recipe, splurge on the best white chocolate you can afford. The cheap stuff is more sugar and additives than tasty cocoa butter. I used three large Ghirardelli white chocolate baking bars from the grocery store and it was delicious.
I used a double-boiler to heat the cream and melt the chocolate because I worry about scorching it, but if you keep the heat low, you should be able to prepare this fondue right in a saucepan before transferring it to your fondue pot.
Use a ceramic fondue pot heated with a tealight to serve chocolate fondues like this one. A metal fondue pot heated by a burner or an electric fondue pot will likely get too hot too fast, scorching and ruining your dessert. Once you feel like you and your guests have had your fill, make sure you blow out the tea light or there is the chocolate might burn and form a cement-like layer on the bottom. (This is the voice of experience speaking.)
Suggestions for white chocolate fondue dippers:
Look for ingredients in The Tabletop Food Shop
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Shop white chocolate online
Some of my favorite online stores might have just what you need for your next tabletop meal!
Asian Food Grocer has a great selection of essential ingredients and many hard-to-find items.
Cilantro Cook Shop has a great selection of quality raclette and fondue sets.
For The Gourmet has an amazing selection of cheeses and chocolates.
Sephra specializes in chocolate, caramel and fruit fondues... and fountains.