Friday, January 21, 2011

Baked cheese fondue in a bread bowl.

This is another fabulous recipe that I get tons of compliments on…especially from Eugene & his brother. I first had this dip at a fondue party with a small group of women from my church. I had to ask for the recipe & it’s become a favorite ever since! I usually make this fondue in a sourdough bread bowl & bake it inside the bread, but this time around I couldn’t find a good lookin’ bread bowl on sale, so I went the boring route and baked it in a Fiesta Ware dish. {Still tasted just as good though. :)}

I also made the dip the night before I needed it & baked it the day of…worked great.

Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl

1 round loaf of French sourdough bread
8 oz. cream cheese {usually the tub is easier to work with, rather than the bars}
12 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
16 oz. sour cream
garlic powder


If you’re going the bread bowl route, cut out top of your bread and dig out the center, making into a bowl. {Use the center bread for dipping later.}

In a large mixing bowl, mix together your cream cheese and sour cream.


Add in your shredded cheese.


Sprinkle in garlic powder to taste.


Spoon it into your bread bowl and replace the top of the bread, or if you’re bypassing the bread bowl, just spoon it into your baking dish.


Wrap twice in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1.5-2 hours, or until completely warm and melted. The dip becomes really light and fluffy & has such great flavor.


Serve it hot with torn bread, crackers, or pretzels {or if you’re like Eugene, try it on your ham sandwich!}


On a different not, I just got word, our closing for our house is FINALLY scheduled! Monday evening, we’ll be done with the months & months of house searching & done with with negotiations, loan details, inspections, realtor communication, etc. Done! And, we’ll have the keys to our house {at last!}  Praise. The. Lord!


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  1. Talk about buring the lead!!! Congrats, Caitlin! I am so making this for dinner this weekend, too. :-)

  2. Thanks, Heather! Just a head's up - this makes quite a could probably cut it in half if you're not feeding a crowd or if you don't want leftovers. :) Enjoy!

  3. We loved this tonight. I made individual bread bowls, and your recipe filled eight. They only needed to bake an hour, and they were fabulous!

  4. Ah, individual bowls - great idea!

  5. i made the dip today and it was delicious!!! (i halfed the recipe since it's just me.) can't wait to share it at a party! :)


  6. Mixing two different kinds of cheese is already perfect for a fondue. But addition sour cream will not only you'll add more volume to it, the fondue will also gain a new kind of flavor that keeps you on munching for more. Lastly, in my opinion, torn bread are better than sliced bread, since the irregular texture is fun to eat!


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