German-Style Beer Fondue | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors

Serves 6

1 teaspoon caraway seeds
2 bottles pilsner beer (24-ounces total)
1 pound fully-cooked turkey sausage, cut into ½-inch slices
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (2 8-ounce packages)
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ teaspoons whole grain mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 loaf rye or pumpernickel bread, unsliced
3 Granny Smith apples, cut into chunks

Place caraway seeds in small saucepan and toast over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.

Pour beer into pot; stir until foam dissipates. Bring to a boil; add sausage pieces, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered 8-10 minutes. Remove sausage from pot with spoon. Leave beer mixture over low heat.

In large bowl, toss cheese with flour until evenly coated. Slowly stir into beer mixture, stirring until melted. Whisk in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, caraway seeds and cayenne pepper until blended.

Transfer mixture to warm 1 ½ quart fondue pot or small slow cooker set on low. Serve with sausage slices, chunks of bread and apple slices.