Kids’ Favorite Fondue

Thanks to my dear friend, Marilyn Linton, writer, editor and volunteer extraordinaire, for this oh-so-easy “fondue.” Creamy and delicious, it is a great hit with adults as well as kids. Give everyone their own fondue fork and serve with thick slices of French baguette, quartered, celery sticks or slices of green pepper.

 

Kids’ Favorite Fondue
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large can (28 oz/796 mL) tomatoes, including juice
  2. 1 tsp dried oregano leaves 5 mL
  3. 1 tsp salt 5 mL
  4. 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 mL
  5. 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 750 mL
  6. Sliced baguette
  7. Celery sticks
  8. Sliced green pepper
Instructions
  1. 1. In a food processor or blender, process tomatoes with juice until relatively smooth. Transfer to slow cooker stoneware. Add oregano, salt and pepper and cook on High for 1 hour, until tomatoes are hot and bubbly.
  2. 2. Add cheese to slow cooker in handfuls, stirring to combine after each addition. Reduce heat to Low and serve, or cover and keep on Low until ready to serve. Using fondue forks, dip bread or vegetables into fondue.
Notes
  1. TIPS
  2. If you’re in a hurry, bring the tomatoes to a boil on top of the stove after they have been processed. Then transfer to the slow cooker.
  3. Large cans of tomatoes come in 28 oz (796 mL) and 35 oz (980 mL) sizes. For convenience, I’ve called for the 28 oz (796 mL) size in my recipes. If you’re using the 35 oz (980 mL) size, drain off 1 cup (250 mL) liquid before adding to the recipe.
Judith Finlayson http://judithfinlayson.com/
Posted in Appetizers, Recipes, Vegetarian & Vegan.

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