The Cheesecake Factory's cheesecake fondue

March 13, 2009 5:07:18 PM PDT
Make this decadent dessert for your family tonight.

The Cheesecake Factory "Cheesecake Fondue"

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp. Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 7 oz. Premium Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • Cheesecake (deeply chilled) cut into 1"x1" cubes (We suggest The Cheesecake Factory "Original," White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle® , Fresh Banana Cream, Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple, and/or Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake)
  • Assorted Fresh Fruit (strawberries, sliced Bananas, pineapple chunks, orange segments and sliced pears)
  • Assorted chopped nuts
  • Chopped Salty peanuts
  • Chopped Toffee almonds
  • Chopped English Toffee
  • Large Marshmallows
Directions:
  1. "Deeply chill" cheesecake by placing in freezer for 1 - 2 hours. Cut cheesecake slice into 1" cubes. Begin by cutting slice in half length wise, cut across to create cubes. Some will be a little smaller as you cut toward the tip. Keep cubes in freezer until ready to serve.

  2. Bring cream to a simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Add chocolate; whisk until melted. Remove from heat. Pour fondue into a bowl (or fondue set); place bowl in the center of a platter. Ring the platter with deeply chilled cheesecake, fruit, nuts and marshmallows.

  3. Use wooden forks (or fondue forks if using fondue set) to dip the cheesecake and assorted goodies into the warm chocolate. Once dipped, roll in chopped nuts to give your creation texture or try dipping a piece of fruit along with your cheesecake.
About Chef Danny
Chef Danny has been with The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated for 10 years now. He started with the company at The Cheesecake Factory of San Diego in its inaugural year, in 1999. Chef Danny has been the Executive Kitchen Manager in The Cheesecake Factory of San Francisco, one of our most high volume locations, for the past 21/2 years. Danny was born in Long Island, New York, and started as a sauté cook with the company, eventually moving all the way up to Executive Kitchen Manager, one of our highest chef rankings in our restaurants.

The restaurant recently launched a national "What's Your Flavor" cheesecake contest where guests will be submitting creative cheesecake combinations for the chance to be featured on the menu nationwide until the end of March. Public voting is from March 16-31.
Website: www.cheesecakefactory.com


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