Friday, March 2, 2012

Butterscotch Fondue

What is your take on fondue? Are you a fondue connoisseur? Or maybe you have never tried fondue? My oldest daughter says, "Fondue is fun." The youngest kids take after their Dad and love dips. Fondue is like a dip but with long forks. They thought it was pretty cool.
Growing up, we didn't snack a lot. So, I don't remember having fondue. I remember large dinners always with vegetables. However, my sister is hip since she has a fondue pot with the little forks. One time, my oldest asked me what I wanted as a present and I said how about a fondue set. So, I have the cool, long stemmed fondue forks which are color coded. Now if you need entertainment, you should watch seven and eight year olds use the forks. I will say my youngest children didn't give up even when they lost half of their food in the depths of the pot. I guess they wanted to make sure their food was cover nicely. Spoons work very nicely to retrieve the missing food pieces.
I really liked this recipe. I usually do not use a crock pot but I thought the kids would enjoy this recipe especially since we were snowed inside. The kids would agree. I will say the original recipe called for corn syrup and I substituted agave nectar (syrup) instead. I also halved the recipe.

Butterscotch Fondue Recipe
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cups agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
Items to dip like strawberries, apple slices, cookies, cake, etc.

  1. In a slow cooker, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, agave  nectar, and vanilla.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours. Stir occasionally.
  3. Whisk in the milk and continue to cook on low heat for 2 hours. Stir occasionally. 
  4. Serve with desired dipping items. 
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.

Did you already know........
-Originated in Switzerland in the 1800s as a way to eat harden cheese in the winter months.
-The fondue pot is called a Caquelon which is the French word for pot.
-Fondue parties were very popular beginning in the 1950s.


  1. We are huge fondu"er"s over here! I used to have parties with four three course fondue meals that were amazing. I have to say, though, I have never tasted butterscotch fondue and I'm not sure why because it sounds absolutely amazing!

  2. We are going to start making more recipes with fondue. It was a lot of fun. I will have to work up too a two course meal. I'll make sure one is dessert.