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Easter Charcuterie Board Ideas

When we entertain, we really like to use charcuterie boards. They are impressive and offer a variety of options. Plus, they can be prepared ahead of time so that you can enjoy your guests.

In this post we present ideas for a savory Easter charcuterie board. Truth be told, we think these boards are so delicious that you can use them for any holiday or party. We’ve also created a holiday sweets board for dessert, this one aimed at Easter.

Savory Charcuterie Board

Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto, pepperoni and olives satisfy the salty side of your tongue on this board. On the other hand, apricots, dates and candied almonds hit the sweet tooth. Combine those with the age-old classic — cheese and crackers — and you get a combo that is sure to please.

Now I know which wine to pair with Easter ham or prosciutto.

Items on this Board

  • Mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto
  • Vegan Pepperoni
  • Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Assorted Crackers
  • Vine-Ripe Tomatoes
  • Candied Almonds
  • Red Onion Slices
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Green Olives
  • Dates
  • Apricots

Some notes about this board. We purchased the prosciutto wrapped around mozzarella already made as a time saver. However, if you’re so inclined, you could put it together yourself.

Also, to please non-meat-eaters who might be coming over for a party, we added vegan pepperoni. While the texture isn’t 100% like the real thing, the taste was spot on.

easter charcuterie board focus on olives close up
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

There are two kinds of olives on our savory Easter charcuterie board: kalamata and green olives. If you’re not a big olive fan — Bill isn’t — you can replace them with artichoke hearts or roasted red peppers.

Easter Desserts

easter dessert charcuterie board from overhead
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Of course, you can make a traditional Easter dessert such as Pigna, our Italian Easter cake. However, here’s an easy way to put out a treat that looks impressive, but is relatively easy to assemble.

We created a sweet, dessert Easter board with plenty of store-bought delights. We chose chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels, chocolate covered raisins — the brand Raisinets as well as a store version; the Raisinets were far tastier.

Also, we added in chocolate marshmallow bunnies and cookies, mini pastry, candy eggs, a chocolate bunny and, of course, jelly beans. The strawberries add a pop of color and, dare we say, a smidge of healthy food to this dessert charcuterie.

One thing we learned from making fruit-based charcuterie boards: berries easily stain wood. So if you use them, especially cut berries, such as strawberries or raspberries — the worst culprit for staining — put them in a container. You’ll notice we have our strawberries in a ceramic ramekin for just this reason.

easter charcuterie board strawberries foreground
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

The great thing about this kind of assembly is that you can add whatever you love. Don’t let our vision stifle your imagination. Want less candy and more baked goods? Go for it. Some additional fresh fruit for a healthier option? Enjoy! It’s your dessert board so fill it with whatever pleases your taste buds.

Items on this Dessert Charcuterie Board

  • Chocolate Easter Bunny
  • Marshmallow Chocolate Cookies
  • Jelly Beans
  • Chocolate Eggs
  • Mini Pastry
  • Raisinets
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels
  • Strawberries

Again, we designed this with Easter in mind. However, if you remove the Easter-specific candies, then you could put this dessert charcuterie board out for almost any occasion or party you throw. We’re working on additional ideas for other themed boards (like fruit and nuts). Stay tuned.

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Savory Easter Charcuterie

Make this savory board with fully homemade items. Or, you can save yourself some time by using pre-made favorites from your grocer.
You can use virtually any savory foods on this boards. Cheese is often an anchor on a board, so crackers, crostini or pita is a must.
If you've added a hint of sweet with the savory, consider adding salty snacks like nuts, olives or cured meat. They'll balanced out the sweet from grapes, berries, apricots or dates.
Finally, we've included larger amounts than you would have on a typical board to allow for replenishment. Or, because we made this for a holiday gathering. Obviously, a savory charcuterie board for two would need fewer items overall.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • ½ pound dried fruit, like apricots or dates Supplement with or substitute grapes or berries.
  • ½ pound nuts We used candied almonds for a touch of sweetness. Salted nuts go very well too.
  • 1 lb cured meat We bought our prosciutto pre-wrapped around mozzarella. We also used vegan pepperoni to meet the needs of our vegetarian friends.
  • 2 jars olives Multiple varieties is good.
  • 1 box crackers Variety pack is good. Substitute crostini or toasted pita.
  • 1 pound cherry or small vine-ripe tomatoes
  • 1 red onion Sliced.
  • Assorted cheeses
  • Parsley for garnish

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values, if included with the recipe, are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability/substitution and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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dessert charcuterie board

Easter Dessert Charcuterie

Make this sweet board with fully homemade items, or save some time and buy pre-made from your grocer. Note: You can use virtually any sweets to make a board like this. The key is variety.
Combine baked goods with candy. Provide some crunch. And add some fresh fruit. Sweet and savory (like chocolate covered pretzels) help satisfy the salty snack lovers too. Salted nuts can do the same thing.
The ingredients listed here are not exhaustive, but form a good starting point. The quantities on this card area bit larger than fits on a typical board to allow for some replenishment.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound grapes
  • ½ pound dried fruit, like apricots or dates
  • 1 pound chocolate and/or yogurt pretzels
  • 1 bag small Easter egg candies
  • 1 bag jelly beans
  • 1 pound berries
  • 1 pound cookies
  • 10 mini-cupcakes or other small baked good
  • ½ pound salted nuts
  • Assorted chocolate bunnies and/or Peeps.

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values, if included with the recipe, are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability/substitution and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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