Holiday Butter Board
on Nov 24, 2022, Updated May 12, 2023
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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.
Why You’ll Love This Holiday Butter Board
Butter boards are my new favorite holiday appetizer and it seems like you all love them too, since my recipe received over 12 million views on my social media channels. To see my original butter board recipe, tap on the recipe HERE!
The toppings possibilities are endless: I recommend using anything in season such as figs, fig jam, hot honey, crushed hazelnuts, dried cranberries, and pomegranate seeds. If you don’t like butter, you can use goat cheese as the base instead.
Holiday Butter Board Tips for Success
🤶To make everything sanitary and safe, I recommend lining your serving board with parchment paper before smearing on the butter or 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.
To make everything sanitary and safe, I recommend lining your serving board with parchment paper before smearing on the butter or cheese.
Butter Board Variations and Substitutions
There are so many ways to personalize a holiday butter board, including:
- You can use plain or goat cheese instead of butter, or you can whip feta in a food processor or blender. You could also use a spreadable cheese, like Boursin.
- Top with different chopped or crushed and toasted or candied nuts, such as pecans, pistachios, almonds, or walnuts.
- Sprinkle on some seasonal fruit, such as thinly sliced pears, apples, or persimmons.
- Swirl in your favorite sweetener: maple syrup, honey, hot 🌶️honey, or anything you love.
Best Served With
- Warm, sliced crusty bread 🥖 is a must alongside a butter board. A fresh baguette is the perfect choice.
- You could also serve this with pita bread cut into triangles 📐and warmed for a few minutes in the oven.
- Serve the board as an appetizer, to set the mood for a big holiday feast, followed by: Leg of Lamb, Sweet Potatoes, and Brussels Sprouts
Other Similar Recipes
- Goat Cheese Butter Board
- Greek Feta Salad Board
- Viral Fig Board
- Halloween Cheese Board
- Holiday Charcuterie Board
- Holiday Cheese Board
These wooden butter knives are perfect for hosting and leaving them out for your guests to use.
A board like this is perfect for hosting or making any of my charcuterie or butter board recipes!
These are the cutest Holiday knives that will go perfectly with my Holiday Butter Board or my Charcuterie Boards.
Cutting boards, especially wood ones, can hold onto contaminants and germs, even after being well washed. To ensure no cross-contamination with whatever was previously prepared on the board, line the board in parchment paper.
Absolutely! You can use vegan butter or a vegan, spreadable cheese.
You can line your board in parchment and spread the softened butter across the parchment the night before serving. Store in the refrigerator, and then add the toppings at the last minute, before serving.
Holiday Butter Board
- 1 sitck butter, softened (salted or unsalted is fine)
- pinch sea salt, if using unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons apricot jam , or any jam you love
- 3 tablespoons cranberry jam, or any red jam you love
- ¼ cup crushed hazelnuts, (leave out if allergic to nuts)
- 1 tablespoon hot honey, (use regular honey if you don’t like spice)
- thyme or rosemary , for presentation
- pomegranate seeds
- fresh bread, for serving
- Line a serving or cutting board in parchment paper. Take the softened butter and smear it onto the parchment. Make it look presentable and layer in swirls on the serving board.
- Sprinkle on the salt, if using, and 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!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.