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Charcuterie Easter Baskets

These Charcuterie Easter Baskets combine the savory goodness of charcuterie with the whimsy of Easter, creating a unique and memorable addition to your holiday spread!

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Charcuterie Easter Basket

I’m so excited to share this festive twist on the classic charcuterie board with our Easter guests! Charcuterie Easter Baskets are the perfect blend of savory and sweet, bringing together a tasty assortment of cheeses, meats, fruits, and chocolates in a charming pastry shell basket.

I crafted the Charcuterie Easter Baskets with just a few simple ingredients, so they can be created in no time! Most of the ingredients are from Trader Joe’s, but you can find everything at your local grocery store. I used Pepperidge Farm for the puff pastry shells and Cadbury for the mini eggs. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, lunch, or dinner this Easter, these adorable baskets will have people going for seconds (and thirds)!

Ingredients for the Charcuterie Easter Baskets

  • Puff Pastry Shells: These ready-to-use shells provide the perfect base for the Easter baskets, offering a light and flaky texture. I like Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells.
  • Salami: Choose your favorite variety of salami to add a savory punch to the baskets. Look for thinly sliced options for easy folding.
  • Mini Brie Bites: Mini brie bites add a creamy element to the charcuterie spread. Opt for pre-portioned bites for convenience.
  • Sliced Cheese: Select a mild and melty cheese. I used Havarti, but feel free to experiment with different cheese varieties based on your preferences.
  • Hard Cheese: For added depth of flavor, use a hard cheese. Its rich and nutty profile pairs well with the other ingredients. I like Cotswold.
  • Grapes: Fresh grapes bring a burst of sweetness and juiciness.
  • Mini Chocolate Eggs: Embrace the Easter theme with adorable mini chocolate eggs. I had Cadbury mini eggs.
  • Dried Fruit: Incorporate dried fruit for a chewy and tangy contrast to the other components of the baskets. I used dried tangerine slices.
  • Chamomile: Finish off the Charcuterie Easter Baskets with a touch of greenery by garnishing with fresh chamomile.
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How to Make the Charcuterie Easter Baskets

Creating these Charcuterie Easter Baskets is as easy as pie (or puff pastry, in this case)!

Start by preheating the oven to 425°F and bake the puff pastry shells according to the package instructions until golden brown and puffed. Once baked, allow them to cool on a wire rack to maintain their crispness.

While the pastry shells are cooling, prepare the charcuterie ingredients. Fold slices of salami and skewer them with mini brie bites on toothpicks for easy serving. Then, cut the hard cheese into bite-sized pieces and slice the Havarti cheese into small strips.

Once the pastry shells have cooled, carefully remove the center of each shell to create a hollow basket. Arrange the charcuterie ingredients inside the pastry shells. Be sure to reserve the sliced Havarti cheese strips for the basket handles.

To complete the Charcuterie Easter Baskets, gently arch the sliced Havarti cheese strips over the pastry shells to form basket handles. Garnish with fresh chamomile for a touch of springtime charm and serve!

Frequently Asked Questions

What other accompaniments can I serve with Charcuterie Easter Baskets?

These are incredibly versatile and can be paired with a variety of accompaniments. Consider serving them with additional dips, spreads, and condiments such as honey, mustard, or fig jam. You can also include an assortment of crackers, breadsticks, or artisanal bread to complement the charcuterie selection.

Can I customize the ingredients in Charcuterie Easter Baskets?

Yes! Feel free to get creative and personalize the Easter baskets with your favorite charcuterie ingredients. You can swap out the cheeses, meats, and fruits to suit your taste preferences. Get playful with different flavor combinations to make your Easter spread truly unique!

How can I store leftover Charcuterie Easter Baskets?

If you have any leftover Charcuterie Easter Baskets, you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1-2 days. The puff pastry may lose its crispness over time, so it’s best to eat them as soon as possible for the best taste and texture.

Can I add additional toppings or garnishes to Charcuterie Easter Baskets?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and add extra toppings or garnishes to your Charcuterie Easter Baskets. Consider sprinkling chopped herbs, such as fresh parsley or chives, over the top for a burst of freshness. You can also drizzle a touch of honey or balsamic glaze for added sweetness and depth of flavor.

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Charcuterie Easter Baskets

Charcuterie Easter Baskets combine the savory goodness of charcuterie with the whimsy of Easter, creating a unique and memorable addition to your holiday spread!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • 6 puff pastry shells
  • Salami
  • Mini brie bites
  • Sliced cheese (I used havarti)
  • Hard cheese (I used cotswold)
  • Grapes
  • Mini chocolate eggs
  • Dried fruit (I used dried tangerine)
  • Chamomile


  • Preheat the oven to 425. Bake the puff pastry shells for 18-20 minutes or according to package directions. Remove from oven and cool on a baking rack.
  • In the meantime, arrange folded salami and mini brie bites on tooth picks. Cut the hard cheese into bite sized pieces. Cut the sliced cheese into a small strip.
  • When the puff pastry shells are cooled, remove the center of each pastry. Arrange all ingredients, except the sliced cheese strip in the pastry. Arch the sliced cheese over the pastry shell, as the Easter basket handle. Enjoy!
Keyword easter appetizer, easter brunch, easter charcuterie, easter pairings
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