This easy to make Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board is perfect for parties, and can be served as a fun dinner for a fall themed party or as an easy fall appetizer for Thanksgiving. Colorful and packed with delicious meats, cheeses and fresh fruit, I included all my best tips for how to make a charcuterie board!
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Thanksgiving Harvest Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are such a show stopper, and I have been obsessed with them for a while now. I even follow the #charcuterieboard hashtag on Instagram. I just love looking at all the colors and arrangements, plus cheese and crackers has always been my favorite meal! I linked the supplies I used for this charcuterie board at the end of the post. Keep scrolling to see a fun Halloween Charcuterie Board variation.
Thanksgiving Harvest Charcuterie Board Supplies
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How to Make a Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board:
- Give yourself plenty of time to prepare so you don’t feel rushed. I really took my time arranging this and it took about an hour. I think the average time to assemble, including slicing, washing and drying fruit and arranging, would be about 45 minutes.
- Replenish the crackers and bread as needed. Slice the bread last and serve the slices close together to keep the bread soft. Slice a second loaf and keep it in a plastic baggie so it doesn’t dry out.
- Keep a color theme in mind when planning your board. I went for oranges and purples with a touch of green in this charcuterie board.
- Place complimentary flavors close together. For example; brie, figs, prosciutto and french bread are all close together, then hard cheese, soft salami and crackers are placed close together.
- Start arranging by placing large items like pumpkins and bowls slightly off center. Then place whole cheeses and grape bunches. Fill with meats, cut cheese and nuts.
- This charcuterie board will feed about 6 adults as a meal, or 12 as an appetizer.
Thanksgiving Harvest Charcuterie Board Ingredients
To keep this charcuterie board budget friendly, I did almost all the shopping at Trader Joe’s. I love the variety of meats and cheeses that they carry as well as the variety of fruit. Use any or all of these ingredients.
- Salame di Parma
- Smoked Prosciutto
- Sharp Cheddar
- Goat’s Milk Cheese
- Pepper Jack
- Granny Smith Apples
- Honey Crisp Apples
- Concord Grapes
- Champagne Grapes
- Fresh Figs
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Wheat Crackers
- Candy Corn
More Charcuterie Style Board Ideas
- Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board
- Halloween Movie Night Snack Board
- New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board
- Hot Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie Board
- Fall Wreath Charcuterie Board
- 8 oz Italian dry salami sliced
- 4 oz uncured Salame di Parma
- 6 oz smoked prosciutto
- 4 oz sliced prosciutto
- 8 oz 1000 day hard gouda cheese
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz Apricot Cherry Cranberry Goat's Milk Cheese
- 4 oz pepper jack cheese sliced
- 8 oz traditional French Brie
- 11 oz fig butter
- 5 oz sweet and spicy pecans
- 4 oz pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds
- 2 Granny Smith apples sliced
- 2 Honey Crisp apples sliced
- 1 bunch Concord grapes
- 1 bunch Champagne grapes
- 6 fresh figs sliced in half
- 10 oz Stone Ground Wheat Crackers
- 2 11 oz French baguettes sliced
- 11 oz naturally flavored candy corn
- fresh lemon juice as needed
Assemble on a 20 inch round platter.
If assembling ahead of time, brush apples lightly with lemon juice to avoid browning.
Halloween Charcuterie Board
I had fun with the Harvest Charcuterie Board and switched it up for and created a Halloween Charcuterie board by adding eyeball candy and a fancy spider. Just a couple easy changes!
I found the eye ball candy at Home Goods and the jewel spider at World Market.
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What a gorgeous board! You have totally inspired me!
This is absolutely beautiful! And full of all my favorite things. Can’t wait to try it this fall at parties and potlucks.
Katerina @ diethood .com
WOW!! This is such a gorgeous board!! All my favorite things in one place!!
Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for all the tips – especially the planning a decent amount of time to get everything done. I always end up rushing because I think I can do it fast haha.
This is such an impressive party centerpiece! I am thinking it will be great for a Fall cocktail party!
i love so much of the colorful arrangement and fusion!
I love that you included candy corn on your board! 😀 Beautiful board. Love all the colors and different ideas on here. Great thing to serve for football games and Halloween parties!
I love everything in this board, it has almost all of our favorite appetizers. I will definitely be making this for our next family get together. Thank you for sharing!
Looks so delicious, can’t wait to try it!
Love this and plan on making next week. Do you have a link for the candy corn? I don’t see it on Target or Amazon. Thanks
Hello! It was a Branch’s product and doesn’t look like they made them this year.
Hi, what a beautiful board! Can you give us the recipe for the cheese log or where to buy it.
It’s from Trader Joe’s!
This board is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to put one of my own together!
Fall charcuterie boards are beautiful! So excited for all things fall. We made these quite a bit last year. They are always a hit!
A good fall charcuterie is truly hard to beat! I love how beautiful and fun this snack is.