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Charcuterie Board

This impressive Charcuterie Board is the essence of easy entertaining! Piled high with cured meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit, nuts and more, your guests will be wowed by this gorgeous and delicious spread. My favorite appetizer for a party!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: charcuterie, charcuterie board
Servings: 12
Calories: 609
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Jam, Jellies, Spreads, Preserves

  • 10 oz spreads and or jams fig spread, marionberry habanero pepper jelly, pesto, coarse ground mustard, apricot jam

Fresh Fruit and Crackers

  • 16 oz grapes get at least two varieties
  • 8 oz strawberries halved
  • 3 oz blueberries
  • 3 oz raspberries
  • 12 oz crackers Triscuit recommended

Cheese and Meat

  • 10 oz soft cheese fresh mozzarella, blue cheese, brie, etc.
  • 10 oz semi-hard cheese sliced (Cheddar, Monterey, Gouda, Havarti, Provolone, etc.)
  • 8 oz cured or smoked meats Columbus salame, Prosciutto, ham, etc.

Dried Fruits and Nuts

  • 10 oz dried fruits dates, apricots, cherries, etc.
  • 8 oz nuts raw almonds, pecans, pistachios, etc.
  • fresh herbs to garnish mint, rosemary, basil, etc.

Pickles, Peppers, Olives Etc.

  • 5 oz cornichons
  • 5 oz stuffed olives

Instructions

  • Place all jams, preserves, mustards, or dips into small bowls or shallow dishes and place on the board.
  • Add meats and cheese, placing larger items like sliced meats and blocks or slices of cheese on the board first.
  • Add crackers and.or bread next, spacing them out on the board,.
  • Fill in gaps on your board with fresh and/or dried fruit. 
  • Add garnish and serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

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Notes

All measurements are approximate. You will need to scale up or down depending on the size of your board and then number of people you are serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 3.3mg