Fall Fondue Party: Easy and relaxed fall entertaining with cheese fondue, oil fondue, and for dessert caramel apple fondue. The perfect fall dinner party.
I love fall; I love the colours of the leaves, I love the cooler days, I love the food, I love the pace -the return to school days, and lessons, and schedule. Fall is also the perfect time to slip in some casual entertaining before all the fuss and pressure of the holidays begin.
Today I’m sharing with you a fun, and no-fuss, easy fall entertaining idea -a Fall Fondue Party. I used frozen chicken strips to make this into truly easy entertaining, and so delicious.
The Fall Table
For the party, I put together a simple fall table, and brought out the fondue pots.
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I picked up a ready made cheese fondue at the grocery store, and cut up a fresh baguette for dipping. Yum.
We served apple cider as the perfect fall drink. I made a dish of scalloped potatoes as an easy side dish.
For the Oil Fondue, I heated peanut oil on the stove to 375 F (190 C), and then kept it hot on the fondue stand, with the fuel.
I used Maple Leaf Prime Chicken Strips. To prepare the chicken, let them come to room temperature , and cut them into bite size pieces.
When it was time to cook the chicken, guests skewered a piece and cooked it in the hot oil until it was golden brown on the outside, and white in the middle. (Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 F or 74 C.)
Tempora Vegetable Fondue
I also made Tempera Vegetables -such a yummy way to eat veggies.
To make the batter, beat egg and water together in a bowl. Add in flour, and stir briefly being careful not to over work -it should still be lumpy.
Place the cornstarch in another separate small bowl.
To serve, invite guests to skewer veggies, dip in cornstarch to lightly coat, then dip in batter, and fry in peanut oil until golden brown.
We had several fun dipping sauces to enjoy with the fondue. There was
French’s Honey Mustard
Honey Mustard Mayo (mix honey mustard with mayonanise)
Fondue is perfect for relaxed fall entertaining. It takes a while to cook your food, and that leads to fun, laid back conversation, while everyone takes their time and lingers at the table.
Caramel Apple Fondue
For dessert, I made a caramel apple fondue with lots of fun sprinkles and add-ons. We had nuts, coconut, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles and popping candy. It was a sweet ending to the meal. Find the easy Caramel Apple Fondue recipe by clicking here.
With a fun fall fondue party, life really is a party!