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Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit

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For an intense fondue, use bittersweet chocolate with a minimum of 56 percent cocoa, such as Valrhona or Lindt.>/p>

  1. 1/2 cup milk
  2. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  5. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  6. 12 strawberries, hulled
  7. 2 bananas, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  8. 1 small pineapple—peeled, quartered, cored and cut into 2-inch chunks
  9. 1 apple, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, cream and sugar and bring to a boil. Add the chocolate and remove the pan from the heat. Let stand until the chocolate melts, about 5 minutes, then stir until smooth. Stir in the butter. Bring the fondue to the table in the pan and let everyone dip their own fruit.