Monday, September 13, 2021

Fall Charcuterie Board


This is a fun board with favorite fall components and flavors. It can be served as great appetizer for a party or snack style dinner. Fresh produce of the fall along with comforting dips and dips with fall produce, breads, nuts, and crackers make this appealing and appetizing. Since the holiday season is coming up, this charcuterie board is one of the ideal choice to put together for a great entertaining. I am also sharing the recipe for caramel apple pie dip in this post.

This post is sponsored by Melissa's Produce, Nairn'sMillican Pecan, Dixie Crystals, Taylor and Colledge, The Republic of Tea as a part of #FallFlavors. I received samples that I used in creating recipes and the opinions expressed are my own. At the end of this post look for giveaway information.


It is always amazing to get together with family and friends,  spending some quality time during the holidays sharing food, and memories. It builds memories too. I love all such occasions and this board is a perfect way to entertain everyone. This is a vegetarian board and hence perfect if you have vegetarian guests.


Today is the first day of #FallFlavors and excited to share the recipes we created. My first post for this event is the Fall charcuterie board as I like lot of nibbles and is an easier way to entertain people. This board has interesting features that will have something for everyone.


The delicious goodies made with the samples and some fresh produce as well as finished ones from the sponsors make it an amazing board that is easy to make. The features are listed below and the recipe for Caramel Apple Pie dip follows the detailed description of the features.




Caramel Apple Pie Dip (Recipe Follows) - Made with Melissa's apples and Dixie Crystals


Sweet Potato Rosemary Fries with Pecan Oil - This is made using Millican Pecan Oil (Millican Pecan), Sweet potatoes and Rosemary (Melissa's Produce). I loved using the pecan oil. It was light and amazing. The sweet potatoes were simply great. It reminded me of the sweet potatoes I had in my childhood.


Basil Sundried Tomato Cream Cheese Spread


Caramel Cream Cheese Whip



Eggless Pear Almond Mini Loaf (Recipe shared this week) - This is made with Melissa's delicious pears, Dixie Crystals Pure Cane Sugar, Taylor & Colledge Vaniila bean paste, and Almond Extract Paste.


Warm Apple Cider Tea -  sponsored by Republic of Tea. We loved the flavor of this soothing herbal tea perfect for autumn season.


Melissa's clean Snax, Fresh Apple, Pear Slices, and grapes from Melissa's Produce. Mellisa's Clean Snax tastes amazing while it is low in carbs. It is a great snack. Grapes were super fresh and very sweet, perfect for snacking as well as entertaining.


Narin's Gluten-Free Chocolate graham oat crackers, Nairn's Oat crackers are our new favorites. The gluten-free chocolate graham cracker was fantastic with caramel apple pie dip and the Oat crackers were best with sun-dried tomato Cream Cheese Spread.


Millican Pecan, I should say are the best pecans I have tasted. They are amazing to snack on and are great to be included in many recipes.
 

Along with the above, cinnamon tortilla chips, bread, pita chips, Cheddar Cheese, Jack Cheese, Spicy Ranch Dressing, Cheesy Cauliflower Bites (These cauliflower bites are gluten-free and low in carbs), Caramel Sauce, Vegan Coconut Maple Banana Loaf and almonds were also used in the charcuterie board.


Place the sauces and dip bowls where you want to be placed. Arrange all the components in a neat artistic way filling with breads and nuts in the sides. Finally, add the fruits and finish the board. Arrange in the way you want to entertain.

Recipe for Caramel Apple Pie Dip

This delicious dip was made using Dixie Crystals and Melissa's produce apples. The dip can be stored in refrigerator for a week, but it will be gone even before that.

For Caramel

Dixie Crystals sugar - 1/2 cup
Five minutes burn
Butter - 2 tbsp
Heavy cream - 1/4 cup


For apples

Apple  -  3 cups, chopped fine
Water - 3/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp

Method

In a heavy bottom pan, burn the sugar (about 5 minutes). Do not stir it. 


Switch off  the flame, add cream and butter. The mixture will sizzle immediately. Stir continuously until smooth consistency is reached. Set aside


Boil the apples with water for 5 minutes until they are soft. 


Add to apple mixture to the caramel, mix, add the cinnamon, and cook for 8-10minutes till thickened. Transfer to a serving bowl.
 


Serve with Nairn's gluten-free chocolate graham crackers and/or cinnamon chips or pita chips. 







Welcome to #FallFlavors where more than 25 food bloggers are sharing recipes with favorite Fall flavors. Our sponsors, Millican Pecan, Dixie Crystals, Melissa’s Produce, Taylor & Colledge, Nairn’s, and Republic of Tea, have furnished participating bloggers with complimentary product to use in their recipe creations that they will be sharing this week. These same sponsors have generously offered prizes for our giveaway so be sure to enter and share with your friends so they can enter too. Be sure to follow our Fall Flavors Pinterest account for more inspiration.

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Six (6) winners will be randomly selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #FallFlavors bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway and the contest is open only to US residents. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #FallFlavors posts or entries. Thank you to our sponsors Millican Pecan Company, Dixie Crystals, Melissa’s Produce, Taylor & Colledge, Republic of Tea, and Nairn’s for providing prizes.

Prize 1: Texas Pecan Candy Basket from Millican Pecan

Millican Pecan Texas Shaped Gift Basket

The Millican Pecan Texas Pecan Candy Basket is loaded with a variety of pecan gifts. Includes 6 Milk Chocolate Pecan Clusters, 6 Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles), 6 White Chocolate Caramillicans, 6 Pecan Pralines, and a 1/2 lb. Bag of Flavored Pecans! Every bit DELICIOUS! A $75 value.

Prize 2: Williams Sonoma Cleartouch Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set from Dixie Crystals

Bakeware set

Perfect for the occasional baker, our entry-level collection features a sturdy nonstick silicone coating at a great value. Aluminized steel, the material of choice for professional bakers, provides excellent heat transfer for even baking, so food turns out beautifully and releases easily, every time. 6-Piece Set includes: Half-sheet pan, 12-cup muffin pan, round cake pan, square cake pan, rectangular cake pan, loaf pan. An $80 value.

Prize 3: 3 Month Melissa's Produce Gift Subscription

A stunning selection of the most delicious produce will be delivered once a month for 3 months. At Melissa's, the produce is selected at their peak of perfection and packed by hand to ensure safe arrival. A $124 value.

Prize 4: A Red Dancing Leaves Teapot and a tin of Hot Apple Cider Tea from The Republic of Tea

Let the aroma of fresh apple and mulled cider spices envelop you as you sip this golden infusion. The crisp, lingering finish will leave you wanting more! A naturally-caffeine free blend of apples, cinnamon cloves and ginger. Reminiscent of apple cider, with the luscious aroma of cinnamon and cloves, make this cup the perfect accompaniment to the colors of the harvest season.

Embossed, windswept leaves whirl across this 20 oz ceramic teapot. Includes a stainless steel infuser. An exclusive design by The Republic of Tea. A $44 value

Prize 5: A selection of six flavors of Oat Crackers from Nairn's

One winner will receive a box of each Nairn's Original, Chocolate Chip, Stem Ginger Oat Grahams, Caramelized Onions, Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbreads, and Oat Cracker. Nairn's has been baking oats since 1896. They use simple, natural, and wholesome ingredients in their products. Minimum $25 value

Prize 6: A Selection of extracts from Taylor and Colledge.

One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include vanilla bean, almond, lemon, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla. Minimum of $25 value


Make sure to check for More #FallFlavors Recipes Below:

Appetizers and Snacks

Breakfast and Baked Goods

Soups and Salads

Side Dishes

Main Dishes

Desserts


We thank our sponsors for the samples sent to us for #FallFlavors and also for the giveaways!



27 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous spread! Absolutely perfect for any fall gathering or game day party.

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  2. We love entertaining and this charcuterie is the perfect finger food appetizer!

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    1. This would be perfect! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. It would be hard for me to resist just about everything on this spread!

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    1. I know. It is fun and delicious. Thanks Lynn!

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  4. Wow! Such great items on this board. I definitely need to try every one of these dips.

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  5. Love the charcuterie and that caramel apple pie dip!

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  6. That charcuterie board looks so beautiful and festive! I need to make one of those!

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  7. This is a great idea for a fall get-together!

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  8. This is perfect when hanging out with some friends or throwing a fall themed party! I loved all the different options of what to eat!

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    1. Glad to hear that you love it. Thanks Rebecca!

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  9. Great idea for any get together!

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  10. So fun! We love snacky stuff for game days, this will be a big hit here, especially that Caramel Apple Pie dip!

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    1. Yes, Caramel apple dip is always irresistible. Thanks, Jolene!

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  11. Gotta love a charcuterie board! And to do one with a fall motif!

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  12. This looks like a fun and tasty board! I'm living the sweet potato fries with rosemary.

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  13. I love this fall-themed board! It's perfect for my apple butter that I just made! Thanks for the inspo!

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  14. So many options!! I am not sure where to start, so I think i will have one of everything!

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  15. That is one packed looking board! I love all the flavors on there.

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  16. The perfect nibble to offer before your holiday meal.

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