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On Friday, I caught a quick glimpse of Nigella Lawson on the Today show. She featured a Fall fruit fondue recipe so delicious looking I had to try it! Seasonal fruit (apples and pears) served with a delectable caramel fondue make for a simple but stunning dessert. This unconventional caramel sauce is quick, easy, and doesn't require sugar chemistry knowledge or a candy thermometer! All of the ingredients are kitchen staples except for the golden syrup. Since I was unable to find this common British product, I substituted a mixture of corn syrup and molasses.

Don't be disappointed if initially the cooked sugar and butter have a grainy consistency. Once the cream is added the caramel's texture will become smooth, rich, and sheeny. To try something new with fondue,

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Caramel Fondue With Fall Fruit

Caramel Fondue With Fall Fruit

Caramel Fondue With Fall Fruit

Ingredients

4 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup molasses
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
Splash vanilla extract
3 apples cut into slices
3 pears cut into slices
1 banana, cut into slices, if desired
1 lemon

Directions

  1. Juice lemon over cut apples to prevent browning.
  2. Melt sugars and butter in a saucepan. Boil for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in cream and vanilla.
  4. Place sauce in bowl or fondue set. Serve immediately with freshly cut fruit.

Serves 4.


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Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 7 years
That's a fon-DO! hehe. My favorite is chocolate fondue with marshmallows.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
mtiger-I went to The Melting Pot a few months ago, LOVED IT!! nevada-This post made me crave fondue again...I think we're gonna get together this weekend :woohoo:
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 7 years
Ohh no no no! It's almost sacrilege to not have cheese fondue! I'm really partial to cheese. I can do a oil/meat fondue on occasion, but really, we have fondue on average once a month. Traditional Swiss fondue make with pure gruyere cheese and Kirsch. Okay, so I just had it Sunday night, and I'm already craving it again. LOL.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
mmmm that looks gooooood. definetly got to try this one at home :) yum!
nancita nancita 7 years
This looks delicious! I enjoyed some fondue at a friend's recent dinner party. Not something I'd normally think to make, but it was great, and I felt good because at least I was eating fruit for dessert.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Mmmm, I love caramel, so this is right up my alley.
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I love fondue. The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants!
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 7 years
I am not really a fondue fan unless it is chocolate fondue whith strawberries and bannanas, but who knows maybe I will try that.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I love every type of fondue! My friends and I get together every month or so and have an oil fondue with meats, veggies, and tempura batter. Sooooo good!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm usually partial to a cheese fondue thing, but caramel is so well suited for this time of year, especially if you're talking about apples and pears. i love this even though i'm not the BIGGEST fan of nigella. kind of like alton, i used to be a fan but i got over her since she doesn't cook in a style for me....
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
mmm mmm - i love dessert fondue :drool:
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