Gingered White Chocolate Fondue

  • Yield: 8-10 servings
  • Cook: 5 mins

Serve with bite-size squares of angel food cake, pineapple chunks, dried apricots, Chinese fortune cookies and, of course, gingersnaps. When buying white chocolate, be sure the label lists cocoa butter as a major ingredient; confectionery coating, also called summer coating, will not work for fondue.


2cups heavy cream
3tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 1/2tablespoons ground ginger
1teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1pound white chocolate, chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cream, 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, ground ginger and fresh ginger. Cook over medium heat, watching to make sure it doesn’t bubble up, until heated through.
  2. Put white chocolate in a ceramic fondue pot. Pour in hot cream and whisk until chocolate melts. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger over top. Keep warm over a low flame for dipping. If it begins to boil, turn off heat.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Peggy Fallon’s Great Party Fondues (Wiley, 2008).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 540
  • Fat 40g
  • Saturated Fat 25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 12g
  • Cholesterol 95mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Potassium 220mg
  • Carbohydrate 41g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 36g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 4%