holiday charcuterie board

Are you ready for the ultimate holiday appetizer idea? Add lots of colors, flavors, and textures to your holiday table by assembling this family-size Holiday Charcuterie Board! Perfect to snack on while Christmas dinner is being prepared or take it on the go for holiday parties and potlucks.

Over the years, we have been experimenting more and more with different versions of snack boards for pretty much any holiday. Last year we made a Holiday Watermelon Snack Board and one of our favorites is our Christmas Tree Veggie Tray. These platters always look wonderful and are loaded with all of the good stuff. Your guests can pick and choose on what to snack on. I always let the kids help assemble these boards as a fun family activity. Let them pick out a few of their favorite fruits to add to the tray!

how to make a holiday charcuterie board

This Holiday Charcuterie Board has such an eclectic mix of flavors, but they all pair so well together. Fruit is the star of the board with multi-color grapes, apples, starfruit, dragon fruit, pomegranate, and cranberries. We mixed in some cured meats with the bright red pepperoni and salami as well as a nice hearty chunk of brie.

Prep Tip: Toss the apples in pineapple or apple juice to keep them from browning.

Have you tried fig spread? If not, please pick some up on your next grocery run. You can find it near the jams and jellies or sometimes in the deli section. It tastes delicious with cheeses, fruits and just about anything really. We added a bowl of it here for dipping or spreading.

Our other bowl is a mash up of seeds and nuts with added coconut and cranberries to carry on with the sweet flavors.

Key Ingredients for this Holiday Charcuterie Board

holiday snack board

When we create a holiday board, we usually finish up by sprinkling some edible decor all over. And, by decor, we clearly mean pistachios, pecans, rosemary, and pomegranate arils.

If you want to impress your holiday guests with some fruit and veggie trivia, head over to our Produce Tips page to brush up your knowledge.

How to make this Holiday Charcuterie Board

First grab out a large cutting board or this charcuterie board. Then wash and prepare all of the fresh fruits that you are using. Slice the apples, dragon fruit, and star fruit. Then slice up the meats that you are using.

Place the fig jam, cranberries, and the fruit/nut mix into small bowls. Then place onto the serving platter/board.

Then start adding all of the rest of the ingredients onto the board.

Wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy with all of your family and friends.

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Festive Holiday Charcuterie Board

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Holiday Charcuterie Board

Grace Vilches
This board is the perfect balance of fresh fruits, crackers, cured meats, cheese, and fig spread to bring it all together for any Holiday gathering.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Christmas, Egg Free, Holidays
Servings 8
Calories 370 kcal


  • 4 ounces brie cheese
  • 1/4 cup fig jam
  • 1 Granny Smith apple sliced
  • 3 ounces thin crisp crackers
  • 3 ounces salami
  • 1/2 pomegranate
  • 1/2 dragonfruit sliced
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1.5 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1.5 cup seedless table grapes
  • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1/4 pecans
  • 3 ounces pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup nut and dried fruit mix
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 starfruit sliced


  • Assemble all ingredients on large cutting board or serving tray.


Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 14gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 707mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 3gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 297IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 2mg
Keyword appetizers, charcuterie board, holiday, sides, snack board
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