What's the best apple for fondue?

Caramel, cheese and chocolate, oh my! The options for fondue are aplenty. If you go the savory route, we recommend a tart apple like the Granny Smith to dip in that decadent melted cheese. For a sweeter dip, like caramel or chocolate, pick an apple that is both sweet and tart, like Gala or Pink Lady. No matter what you choose, your guests are sure to leave happy with this delicious appetizer or dessert.

Pro tips

  • Toss the apples with lemon juice to prevent them from browning while sitting on the plate.
  • If you’re 21 and over, mix your cheese with alcohol for a more robust tasting dip, such as cider, white wine or cherry brandy.