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Christmas Tree Appetizer Tray

Surprise your guests with this beautiful Christmas Tree Appetizer Tray this holiday season!

Serves 10-12 people

What ingredients do I need to make this Christmas Tree Appetizer Platter?

  • Pepper jack or Monterey cheese sticks, cut into cubes 
  • Cheddar cheese sticks, cut into cubes
  • Light Mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into cubes
  • Green grapes
  • Red grapes 
  • Celery rib, cut in half-for tree trunk
  • Cheese slice, cut into a star
  • Fresh rosemary and/or thyme, for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish
  • Crackers, to serve with

Can I use other ingredients?

Absolutely, this appetizer tray is super versatile. Feel free to add additional fruit, veggies, or a protein such as:

  • Turkey pepperoni or salami
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Cucumbers, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Broccoli florets
  • Green or black olives
  • Raspberries or strawberries

How do I make this Christmas Tree Appetizer Tray?

Start at the base of the Christmas tree cheese platter. Place the red grapes at the base of the tree, followed by fresh rosemary, then a layer of cubed cheese.

Now continue adding more layers, adding a row of cheddar cubed cheese, and followed by green grapes, and then garnish with fresh rosemary/thyme in between each of the rows. 

Finish the Christmas tree cheese board with crackers on the side, and a star made from sliced cheese, ( I used a cookie cutter) and the celery stalk on the bottom of the Christmas cheese platter.

Add fresh cranberries throughout, if desired.

Can I make this Christmas Tree Appetizer Tray in advance?

You can make this platter up to 24 hours in advance. Just cover it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese sticks, cut into cubes 
  • 4 Sargento Sharp cheddar cheese sticks, cut into cubes
  • 5 Light Mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup red grapes 
  • 1 celery stalk, cut in half-for tree trunk
  • 1 cheese slice, cut into a star 
  • Fresh rosemary and/or thyme for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish 
  • Crackers, to serve with

Directions: 

  1. Start at the base of the Christmas tree cheese platter. Place the red grapes at the base of the tree, followed by fresh rosemary, then a layer of cubed cheese.
  2. Now continue adding more layers, adding a row of cheddar cubed cheese, and followed by green grapes, and then garnish with fresh rosemary/thyme in between each of the rows. 
  3. Finish the Christmas tree cheese board with crackers on the side, and a star made from sliced cheese, ( I used a cookie cutter) and the celery stalk on the bottom of the Christmas cheese platter.
  4. Add fresh cranberries throughout, if desired.
  5. Add crackers to the sides of the platter. Note: The point value doesn’t include crackers.

Makes 12 ( 1/12th of the platter) servings

4 PersonalPoints™ per serving however it will vary depending on what you eat from the platter.  

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

This recipe was inspired and adapted from Cakes Cottage :https://cakescottage.com/2014/11/10/christmas-tree-cheese-board/

Yield: 12

Christmas Tree Appetizer Platter

Christmas Tree Appetizer Platter

Surprise your guests with this beautiful Christmas Tree Appetizer Tray this holiday season!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 Sargento Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese sticks, cut into cubes 
  • 4 Sargento Sharp cheddar cheese sticks, cut into cubes
  • 5 light Mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into cubes
  • 1-2 cups green grapes
  • 1-2 cups red grapes 
  • 1 celery stalk, cut in half-for tree trunk
  • 1 cheese slice, cut into a star 
  • Fresh rosemary and/or thyme for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish 
  • Crackers, to serve with

Instructions

    1. Start at the base of the Christmas tree cheese platter. Place the red grapes at the base of the tree, followed by fresh rosemary, then a layer of cubed cheese.
    2. Now continue adding more layers, adding a row of cheddar cubed cheese, and followed by green grapes, and then garnish with fresh rosemary/thyme in between each of the rows. 
    3. Finish the Christmas tree cheese board with crackers on the side, and a star made from sliced cheese, ( I used a cookie cutter) and the celery stalk on the bottom of the Christmas cheese platter.
    4. Add fresh cranberries throughout, if desired.

    Makes 12 ( 1/12th of the platter) servings

    4 PersonalPoints™ per serving will vary depending what you eat from the platter

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 4 smartpoints for 1/12th of the platter

The point value doesn't include crackers.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 18gNet Carbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

Cathy

Friday 17th of December 2021

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