1½tbspKirsch (cherry brandy)or Pear brandy. Omit if you don't want alcohol in your fondue.
⅛tspfreshly grated nutmeg
If you have a high speed blender (Vitamix or other): Add all of the sauce ingredients into the blender and bring to high speed until smooth. Keep the blender running on high until the sauce gets steamy and thick, about 5 minutes. You'll see the consistency change and hear the sound of the blender change when the sauce thickens.
If you do NOT have a high speed blender: Soak the cashews in warm water about an hour, then drain. Add all of the sauce ingredients into a blender and bring to high-speed until smooth and creamy. Pour this into a saucepan and bring to a boil and simmer until thickened.
Pour into a fondue pot, chafing dish, or double-boiler to keep hot (fondue will thicken if allowed to cool, making it difficult to dip). Serve with cubed whole grain bread, chunked apples (our favorite), and vegetables.