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Looking to hit up the hottest trend of the year? Yes, that’s right we’re talking Charcuterie Boards! There’s nothing more fun than setting up a snacking board to share with friends, except maybe setting up something like this Apple Pie Dessert Charcuterie Board for a tasty dessert experience!
How to Make a Charcuterie Board
The best charcuterie boards, savory OR sweet, have lots of snacking options in small bite form for all types of people. Typically and traditionally these are meat and cheese trays with a few bits and bites thrown into cleanse the palette or set off the cheese just so.
Ideas for appealing boards, this list include savory and sweet ideas:
- nuts or seeds
- a variety of meats to please your crowd
- cheeses to slice
- sliced cheese
- cheese to spread
- pickled fruits or vegetables
- sliced fruits
- grapes in bunches
- cake pops
- dipping sauces
What’s in this Apple Pie Dessert Charcuterie Board?
- Three kinds of apples, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and Galas, but use any kind you like!
- Caramel Sauce
- Butterscotch Sauce
- Shortbread Cookies
- Whipped Cream
- Chopped Walnuts
- Hard Caramel Candies
What else can go on a Dessert Charcuterie Board?
There can also be non-edible components on your board like picks, forks, cheese knives, filler, bowls, labels, and so on. I have found it’s nice to have things labeled for folks so they can pick and choose with ease. So I tend to include labels whenever possible.
On this Dessert Charcuterie Board, I designed wooden picks for the labels using the Cricut Explore Air Two and the Wood Veneer and Red Vinyl. I didn’t know I could cut wood on the Cricut until I made this project! Then I cut the name labels out of vinyl and transferred them onto the wood using the easy transfer paper process.
I also made little custom Corrugated Cardboard Boats to use as plates. They were SUPER easy to whip up on the Cricut, especially if you ACTUALLY get the embossing tool clicked in correctly, whoops! And they’re just plain cute!
If you LOVE Apple Pie
Try my Crumb Top Dutch Apple Pie! The best pie crust, luscious apples, and that crumb topping make this ue you’ll want to make again and again.Or check out my Elegant Apple Tart it’s EASIER than it looks, I promise!
- 4-6 cups of cold water
- 1 lemon
- 6-8 apples, vary them so you have different flavor profiles
- whipping cream
- caramel sauce
- butterscotch sauce
- 1 package butter cookies
- 1 package shortbread cookies
- various candies in caramel and or cinnamon flavor
- put the cold water in a mixing bowl big enough to hold sliced apples
- squeeze the lemon juice in the cold water
- wash, core, and slice the apples according to variety
- put the slices in the water, swish them around, then lay them on a dishtowel or paper towels to drain
- repeat with the remaining varieties of apples to keep them separated
- pat them dry and arrange by the variety on the board, use the wooden picks as labels if desired
- beat the whipping cream in a stand mixer until thick and fluffy, put on a small low bowl on your board
- put caramel and butterscotch in bowls add spoons
- arrange on the board
- sprinkle the board with candies to fill in the gaps
- Rearrange the board as needed