© Hans Gissinger
Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
30 MIN
Yield
Serves : makes one gift, or 4 to 6 servings

Caroline Yeh, owner of the eight-month-old Temper Chocolates in Boston, sells extraordinary candies from small European and American producers. She's also an excellent home cook and baker with a passion for chocolate. Fragrant with cinnamon, clove, cardamom and ginger, her fondue holds up remarkably well at room temperature, which makes it good for parties—especially when it's served with gingerbread, apples or shortbread for dunking. Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream with the milk and all of the spices and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let steep for 20 minutes.

Step 2    

Strain the cream into a bowl and wipe out the saucepan. Return the cream to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Put the chocolate in the bowl and pour the hot cream over it. Let stand for 3 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Transfer the fondue to a bowl and serve.

Notes

Gift Prep For each gift, measure out the spices above into a small glass jar and give with 1/2 pound of chocolate and this recipe. Or prepare the fondue and pour into a small glass jar: It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat gently in the microwave before serving.

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