Make a Christmas charcuterie board for your next holiday gathering. This appetizer tray is filled with plenty of meats and cheeses, plus your favorite seasonal flavors like cranberry sauce, candied nuts, and orange slices.
12ouncescured meatsthin sliced sausage, pepperoni, capicola, prosciutto, ham, etc.
20ouncescheesea variety of hard and soft cheeses work best
Crackers and bread
Spreads and seasonal extras
4ouncesfig preservesor honey
8ounceschocolate covered pretzelsor other seasonal candy
16ouncesseedless red grapes
16ouncesseedless white grapes
Line a half baking sheet or large wooden cutting board with parchment paper.
Add meats and cheeses to board. Slice hard cheeses beforehand and include a serving knife with soft cheeses. Fold thin sliced meats into halves or quarters for added visual appeal.
Thinly slice your baguette, lightly toast the slices, and add along with your crackers to the board.
Add jars of cranberry sauce and fig preserves to the board. Pour nuts and pretzels into serving dishes and add to the board.
Cut grape vines into small portions, making it easy for guests to pick up one small bunch at a time. Use produce to fill in any gaps and small spaces you find around the board.
These ingredients are suggestions - add your favorites and customize your own board to suit your tastes. Enjoy!
Not all of the items listed will fit onto your board at once. Extra produce/crackers/nuts/cheeses that don't fit can be set aside to refill as needed.
I used a half sheet pan for my board (as shown in the photos), which is 13 inches by 18 inches. Any large wooden cutting board or sheet pan you have on hand will work well. Or, divide your items between two smaller pans/boards.