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Christmas Charcuterie Board

This Christmas Charcuterie Board is the most delicious collection of appetizers and snacks you’ll have this holiday season. Fresh cheese, nuts, crackers, cookies, and dried fruits in the shape of a Christmas tree. It looks beautiful and tastes incredible! A surefire crowd pleaser.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas charcuterie board, Christmas tree charcuterie board
Servings: 12
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

Christmas Charcuterie Board

  • 2-3 stalks of celery
  • white cheese cubes
  • green olives
  • black olives
  • green and red grapes seedless
  • dried apricots
  • pistachios shelled
  • crackers
  • rosemary sprigs
  • caprese skewers (recipe below)
  • holiday and alphabet cookies optional

Caprese Skewers

  • 1 10 oz container of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz container mozzarella balls
  • fresh basil
  • ¼ cup balsamic glaze
  • toothpicks

Instructions

CAPRESE SKEWERS

  • Gather mozzarella balls, basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and toothpicks.
  • To prepare the skewers, gently puncture the end of the tomato with a toothpick and slide the toothpick lengthwise through the tomato.
  • Next, pierce a basil leaf through the center and layer it alongside the tomato. Then repeat by adding a mozzarella ball to the end of the toothpick.
  • Finally, using a fork or spoon drizzle with your favorite balsamic glaze.
  • Set aside until you assemble the Christmas Charcuterie Board.

CHARCUTERIE BOARD

  • Gather all your ingredients and a 12x18 inch wooden cutting board.
  • Wash and cut celery into finger-length sticks. These will be used vertically for the base of the tree.
  • Use the white cheese cubes to start the base layer of the tree. This layer should be your widest layer horizontally across your board.
  • Add in your Caprese skewers, green olives, and black olives gradually narrowing the width of your layers to create a tree.
  • Continue this process while adding green and red grapes, dried apricots, and pistachios.
  • Add the sprigs of rosemary sporadically to mimic a tree.
  • Next, layer your favorite crackers horizontally across the bottom edge of the board.
  • Now it’s time to get creative and add your favorite holiday cookies or use your favorite Christmas cookie cutters for some fun holiday cheese shapes! Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Cookies and crackers tend to lose their crunch if refrigerated overnight. Instead, store those in a separate container at room temperature.
Floppy celery stalks can be revived by soaking them in a glass of water in the fridge for 20 minutes.
If your family has those all-day-and-into-the-evening dinners, you might try retrieving your board and putting back into the refrigerator for a second appearance later that evening. Just make sure the cheeses haven’t sat out too long. Refresh any depleted items, and serve it again!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg