Dark Chocolate and Ouzo Fondue

Dark Chocolate and Ouzo Fondue

6 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, or Coarsely Chopped Chocolate Squares
1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Ouzo, or any other anise flavored liquor or flavoring
2 tsp. Fresh Orange Zest
1/8 tsp. Salt

  • Using a medium sized saucepan, or the bottom portion of a double boiler, bring about 2 cups of water to a light simmer
  • In a heat-resistant metal or glass bowl that fits nicely on top of the saucepan, combine the chocolate, heavy whipping cream and brown sugar.
  • Place the bowl on top of the simmering water and allow the chocolate, cream and sugar to smoothly combine. Stirring throughout with a rubber spatula.
  • When the chocolate mixture has become silky smooth, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the Ouzo, Orange Zest and Salt.
  • Once all of the ingredients have been combined you can at this point pour the chocolate into a chocolate fondue pot and set over a flame, making sure that the flame is set at about medium heat.  If you don’t have this special vessel it is NO BIG DEAL!!!  Pour the chocolate in a pretty bowl that is microwave safe.  Set the chocolate out and if it begins to stiffen, simply throw it in the microwave for a few moments to loosen it up again!

NOTE:  You can make fondue a sauce a few days in advance and reheat it in the microwave.  The Fondue heats up marvelously.  If you have the ability to turn your microwave down to a medium temp, that is great.  It will take about 3 – 4 minutes depending on your microwave.  You will want to stir the chocolate sauce every 30 seconds or so, to ensure that it stays silky smooth!