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Christmas Tree Charcuterie Tray Recipe

Meats, cheeses, and fruit are arranged in the shape of a Christmas Tree in this holiday appetizer that’s perfect for parties. 

  • Author: Janette Staub
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

Your favorite meats, mine included (all from my local grocery store):

  • Honey maple ham
  • Maple honey turkey breast
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Uncured Abruzzese

Your favorite cheeses (these were the ones I chose):

  • Goat Brie
  • Irish Whiskey Cheddar
  • Aged Cheddar

Seasonal Fruit:

  • Persimmon
  • Pear

Extras:

  • Stuffed olives
  • Duck Fois Gras mousse
  • French bread slices
  • Crackers
  • Apricot preserve
  • Rosemary sprigs

Not pictured (because I forgot):

  • Marcona almonds
  • Candied pecans

Instructions

ayer meats in rows, one on top of the other, except for the uncured Abruzzese (The slices of meats are folded in half and each row has a little less the row before to become the shape of a tree).

Once the tree is built, add the Abruzzese as “ornaments” as well as the stuffed olives.

Outline tree with Rosemary sprigs.

Cut the brie into the shape of a star (mine turned into a 4 point star) and put at the top of the tree.

Cut the whiskey cheddar into the shape of a tree trunk and place at the bottom of the tree.

Add fruits, extra cheese, Fois Gras mousse, and nuts around the tree.

On a separate plate/cutting board (if you don’t have enough room on the platter with the tree), place bread, crackers, and apricot preserve.

Present and astound everyone with your creativity!!!  Ho Ho Ho!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 300