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Peak Season Produce to Fondue While It's Fresh

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A fondue pot can be a handy appliance to have in August. It can spice up summer dinner party with a cheesy appetizer or let you make indoor s'mores with the kids on a rainy night. However, this August try using your fondue pot to make some tasty seasonal snacks. 

What's in season in August 
The end of summer is the perfect time to snack on fresh fruits and vegetables. These are just some of the produce you can expect to find ripe at this time of the year that'll work perfectly in your fondue pot. 

Find these fresh fruits at your local market. Find these fresh fruits at your local market.

Make a warm chocolate, vanilla or other creamy sauce to dunk these fresh fruits into in your Oster® DuraCeramic™ 3-Qt Fondue Pot. Or you can use the fruit itself to make a sweet, fresh strawberry or peach sauce. Here's what's in season:

  • Raspberries 
  • Melons
  • Pears 
  • Plums
  • Oranges
  • Apples 
  • Apricots 
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Kiwifruit
  • Figs
Use fresh-picked veggies in your fondue pot. Use fresh-picked veggies in your fondue pot.

Vegetables can be perfect for fondue. Some such as garlic or onion are great for making the sauces themselves including Heavy Fondue. Others like carrots or broccoli are better for dipping into tasty Swiss Cheese Fondue or Horseradish Sauce. These veggies are in season in August: 

  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Corn 
  • Garlic
  • Onion 
  • Horseradish 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Squash
  • Scallions 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Green beans 
  • Avocados 
  • Bell peppers 
  • Okra 
  • Eggplant 
  • Zucchini.

Remember to check out local farm stands and markets for fresh produce. There may be even more choices as well - harvests and ripeness can vary based on climate and location. 

Try some chocolate fondue. Try some chocolate fondue.

How it works 
The Oster® DuraCeramic™ 3-Qt Fondue Pot makes fondue easy. This all-in-one appliance heats the fondue itself while providing feet, fork holders and splashguards to make the experience more pleasant. The first step to making any fondue is choosing your sauce. There are dozens of choices such as Spicy Chili Sauce, Tempura and Marinated Pork Fondue, but one of the classics and favorites is Chocolate Dessert Fondue. Here's what you'll need: 

  • 12 1-ounce milk chocolate candy bars
  • 10 large marshmallows
  • 1⁄4 cup whipping cream
  • 1⁄4 cup milk.

Break up the chocolate bars and drop them into your fondue pot with the power off. Add the milk, then place the temperature adjustor to WARM. Stir the milk and chocolate consistently. Add marshmallows one at a time while stirring. Keep stirring until completely melted. Finally add the whipping cream and stir together. 

This is an easy and delicious option for everything from peaches and kiwi to any August fruit. Enjoy!