Holiday Butter Board

Charcuterie boards are always great when hosting for the Holidays, they are easy to prepare, and bring people together. This Holiday season, I want to challenge you to change things up and wow your guests by making a Holiday Butter Board instead! Butter boards are so incredibly fun, modern, and unique. I guarantee that everyone will be talking about it at your party. Butter boards my new favourite Holiday appetizer and are currently far more exciting than charcuterie to me. Butter boards are not only the latest trend, but my version of it also received over 12 million views on my social media channels. To see my original butter board recipe, tap on the recipe here How To Make a Butter Board – The Modern Nonna. In my opinion, there’s nothing more delicious than serving butter that’s topped with your favourite toppings for your guests to enjoy. The toppings are endless, I recommend using anything in season like figs, fig jam, hot honey, crushed hazelnuts, dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds, and anything you wish to top the softened butter with. If you don’t like butter, you can also use goat cheese as the base instead! To make everything sanitary and safe, I highly recommend adding a small piece of parchment paper under the board or using a brand-new board before smearing on the butter or goat cheese. I also recommend leaving butter knives on the side along with freshly sliced bread so your guests can use their own cutlery. I promise you, the butter board you create this Holiday season, will blow everyone away! Happy butter board making and happy Holidays from me to you.

Holiday butter board by the modern nonna holiday butter board

Holiday Butter Board

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Butter boards my new favourite Holiday appetizer and are currently far more exciting than charcuterie to me. Butter boards are not only the latest trend which received over 12 million views on my social media channels, but also incredibly versatile. In my opinion, there’s nothing more delicious than serving butter that’s topped with your favourite toppings for your guests to enjoy. The toppings are endless, I recommend using anything in season like figs, fig jam, hot honey, crushed hazelnuts, dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds, and anything you wish to top the softened butter with. If you don’t like butter, you can also use goat cheese as the base instead!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 softened stick of butter salted or unsalted is fine
  • pinch of sea salt if using unsalted
  • dollops of apricot and cranberry jam any jam will work
  • crushed hazelnuts leave out if allergic to nuts
  • drizzle of hot honey use regular honey if you don’t like spice
  • thyme or rosemary for presentation I wet the rosemary and dipped it into sugar
  • festive spreader knives or any you have on hand
  • pomegranate seeds are optional get creative with the toppings

Instructions
 

  • Take the softened butter and smear it onto the wooden board. Make sure to make it look presentable and layer in swirls on the serving board. Feel free to add a small piece of parchment paper if you wish. You are more than welcome to use goat cheese instead. My board is small, so I used one stick of butter total.
  • Sprinkle on the salt, measure everything with your heart. I take my knife and dollop on the jam and add a drizzle of hot honey. Add the crushed hazelnuts and insert the sugar rosemary for presentation.
  • To make the sugar rosemary, wet the sprigs of rosemary and shake off the excess water. Dip it into granulated sugar for that winter frost effect. Serve with fresh bread, butter knives on the side, and enjoy!

Notes

You can make this with any toppings you personally love like other preserves or jam. You can use any crushed nuts of choice like pistachios as well.
Feel free to use salted or unsalted butter and you can also make this board totally vegan by using a plant-based butter and using agave instead of honey.
The butter should be softened so that it’s easy to spread, and you can use any board you have at home. This can even be made on a plate as well.
I used a small wooden board, but you can use any you have on hand. Mine is 9 inches long by 7 inches wide.
If you are not into butter, simply do this with goat cheese or whipped feta. Any creamy cheese will work.
If you don’t want to dirty up the board, simply place a piece of parchment paper underneath and layer on the butter.
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