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


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


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

Not pictured (because I forgot):

  • Marcona almonds
  • Candied pecans


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!


  • Calories: 300