Cheese and Bacon Fondue

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I have been doing this Cheese and Bacon Fondue for many years. Β I found the original recipe in a regular local magazine and of course have altered it slightly to accommodate my tastes and preferences πŸ™‚ .

If you are ever wanting a carb overload…. if you are craving the ultimate deliciousness of cheese…. if you are a cheese addict, like me (hello my name is Lynne, and I am a cheese addict)…. Cheese and Bacon Fondue is calling your name.

This Fondue takes comfort food to the next level of comfort, and trust me, your stomach will be so pleased you filled it with all that gorgeousness of silky smooth, gooey, undeniably delicious cheese, and bacon scrumptiousness. (Is that even a word? but you know what I mean)

This is a rich dish, I am not going to lie, but man, it is good. Β I for one, just have to treat myself and my family to this every now and then. Β And, I know it is loaded with cheese, but seriously you don’t have to eat the whole loaf of bread with the fondue in it….. you could share…..Just saying πŸ™‚

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Cheese and Bacon Fondue

Preparation time: 15 – 20 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Total time: 50 – 55 minutes

Serves 2-4 depending on size of bread and of course how hungry you are πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

1 loaf of bread (I used a continental loaf)

500 gram bacon, chopped

500 gram cheese, grated (I used a combination of matured cheddar and white cheddar)

500 gram sour cream at room temperature

125 – 175 millilitres chopped or diced green pepper

125 – 175 millilitres finely chopped onion

a little extra virgin olive oil for basting

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit

To prepare the bread, cut a few centimeters in, from the top of the bread, and cut all the way around to form a lid. Now hollow out the bread. Β Cut or break the hollowed out bread into large pieces and set aside.

Cook the bacon, your preferred way until crisp and set aside. Β Any bacon juices, do not discard, put aside.

Now, with the bacon juices, baste the inside of the bread, and the sides. Β Also baste the broken up pieces from the bread you hollowed out (if you are going to crisp those up for dunking). Β If you do not have sufficient bacon juices, I suggest you add a little extra virgin olive oil.

Place bread (and the bread pieces, if wanting crispy) on a baking tray and place in the preheated oven for about 15/20 minutes. Β Then remove.

In the meanwhile in a large bowl add the grated cheese, peppers, onions, bacon and sour cream. Mix with a metal tablespoon until combined nicely.

This part is optional, I prefer to do this to allow my filling to be hot. Even though the fondue does go into the oven, personally I find it is just not hot enough when it comes out the oven. Β Leaving it in the oven for a longer period of time, only ends up over doing the actual bread part…so, I place the cheese mixture into the microwave and heat through, keep checking, till it is hot. You will find that the mixture thins out a little. Once heated through, remove from microwave oven.

Now spoon the heated cheese mixture into the bread and place in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until the bread bowl in golden.

Serve with the crispy bread pieces.

Enjoy πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

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75 thoughts on “Cheese and Bacon Fondue

  1. Wow, this looks delicious! I was wondering, what do you think would be a good veggie substitution for the bacon? Was what I just suggested blasphemous, ha ha? πŸ˜‰

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    • Thanks Anita πŸ™‚ Funny you would ask, I was thinking about that too today…as I want to make a vegetarian version. What about mushroom and then maybe do red, green and yellow peppers? or a variety of mushrooms ? I really must do some thinking on that. If you come up with some ideas, let me know, I would be very grateful. πŸ™‚ And, no, what you suggested was not blasphemous my friend πŸ™‚ .

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      • Oh neat! I love the mushrooms idea, I could see that working really well with the creamy nature of the dish, perhaps sauteed with onion. But the peppers would be just as tasty, I imagine, especially if perhaps roasted or grilled first? Wow, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Ha ha, I’m so glad that my veggie suggestion wasn’t blasphemous! I know there are those who take their bacon very serious and I can respect that. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hi Judi, thank you so much for commenting πŸ™‚ . Yay ! you love cheese too πŸ™‚ The bacon really makes this fondue and the combination is just fantastic. Toasting the bread just gives it that added crunch, which is so different. I hope you enjoy it, if you get to make it. πŸ™‚

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  2. Wow, this was quite an interesting recipe. I have heard of fondue, but have never had the chance to try it and when it had bacon involved, I couldn’t resist the urge to read more about this recipe! I definitely will find time out of my day at some point to create this, because it sounded so delicious!

    Shay-lon

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    • Haha πŸ™‚ This is the ultimate best !!! This is an all time favourite in my family and everyone that tries it, just can never get enough. Bacon and cheese, Yum Yum Yum πŸ™‚ Hope you love it as much as I do. πŸ™‚

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