Keep Hungry Guests Happy With a Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

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Celebrate the essence of autumn with a Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board that goes beyond the ordinary. Whether it graces your pre-holiday gathering or serves as a delectable appetizer to curb the anticipation before the grand feast, this unique charcuterie spread captures the spirit of the season. Elevate your festivities with an array of carefully selected meats, cheeses, and accoutrements, all harmonizing to create an autumnal celebration on a board.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz.) wheel of brie
  • 1/4 c. fig jam or spread
  • 1/4 c. pomegranate seeds
  • 1 (6-oz.) block of aged cheddar, sliced
  • 1 (4-oz.) piece of smoked gouda cheese, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/4 c. dried fruit, such as apricots or craisins
  • 6 oz. thinly sliced genoa salami
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced hot capicola
  • 3 oz. Spanish chorizo, sliced thin
  • 1 c. pumpkin hummus
  • 1/2 c. candied pecans
  • 1/2 c. marinated mixed olives
  • 2 tbsp. whole-grain mustard
  • Fresh fruit such as apple, persimmons, grapes, and figs
  • Fresh vegetables such as sliced radishes and rainbow carrots
  • 4 to 5 sprigs fresh herbs, such as sage or rosemary
  • Sliced bread and crackers, for serving

Directions:

  1. Begin by freezing the brie for 30 minutes for easy cutting. Halve the brie horizontally and use a festive cookie cutter to create a shape in the center of the top half. Position the bottom half on a plate or board and place the shaped top half on it. Fill the cutout with fig jam and adorn with pomegranate seeds in a small bowl.
  2. Artfully arrange the cheddar, gouda, salami, capicola, and chorizo, keeping each variety grouped together for a visually appealing presentation.
  3. Fill designated bowls on the board with pumpkin hummus, candied pecans, olives, and whole-grain mustard for a diverse flavor experience.
  4. Complete the ensemble by filling gaps with dried apricots, apples, figs, persimmons, radishes, carrots, and fresh herbs.
  5. Serve an assortment of crackers and bread around the edges of the board or on the side for convenient snacking.

Conclusion:

Elevate your Thanksgiving gathering with a feast for the senses through the Thanksgiving Charcuterie Extravaganza. This unique and visually stunning board not only satisfies appetites but also brings the rich flavors of the season to the forefront, ensuring your celebration is truly a special occasion. Delight your guests with a bountiful array of textures, tastes, and colors, creating an unforgettable prelude to the main Thanksgiving feast.

SOURCE OF THE PICTURE : the pioneer woman