Whether you enjoy making them, eating them, or both, it’s safe to say that we can all appreciate a good charcuterie board. It’s the perfect accompaniment to movie nights, family gatherings, game nights, brunch—really anything! A quick Google search of charcuterie boards will give you plenty of creative ideas for any theme or cuisine, but if you’re looking to create a charcuterie creation that features apples as the main ingredient, you’re in the right place.

Keep reading for a list of our favorite ingredient ideas for apple charcuterie boards, as well as links to specific recipes if you prefer to follow a guide!

Apple-Shaped Platters

While any cutting board can do the trick for a charcuterie board, there’s something so perfect about these apple-shaped boards! So if you’re ready to go all out, or if you think apple charcuterie might become an annual tradition, consider investing in one of these unique apple boards.

Large Apple-Shaped Charcuterie Board

Smaller Apple-Shaped Charcuterie Board

What Apples Should You Use?

It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to apples, so if you have a favorite kind of apple, just use that! But if you’re looking for a crunchy apple to pair with the other components of your board, HoneyCrisp and Granny Smith are great options. You could also create a literal apple charcuterie board, with nothing but a variety of apples! See what kind of apple is everyone’s favorite—and which ones you might skip next time.

Savory Apple Charcuterie Board

A savory apple charcuterie board isn’t all savory—it’s more like a sweet and salty experience. We can’t really make apples less sweet. Here are some components that would create a tasty apple board.

  • Apple slices
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Roasted almonds
  • Pretzel nuggets
  • Olives
  • Crackers
  • Your favorite jams or spreads

Autumn Apple Cheese Board

Easy Apple and Cheese Board

The Ultimate Fall Cheese Board

Dessert Apple Charcuterie Board

Dessert charcuterie boards are so fun, and perfect for grazing. With apples as the star of the show, you can include all kinds of things for dipping, topping, and sprinkling! Depending on your crowd, you can create a sophisticated board (think salted caramel sauce) or a more kid-friendly apple board (we’re talking lots of sprinkles).

  • Apple slices
  • Dark chocolate squares
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Assorted fruits
  • Caramel squares
  • Salted caramel sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Cookies
  • Graham crackers

Apple Pie Dessert Charcuterie Board

Caramel Apple Board

Another Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

With the holiday season upon us, these apple charcuterie boards are the perfect dish to bring to any gathering. And if you can’t decide whether to make a sweet or savory board, we don’t think you can go wrong with taking both! After all, who doesn’t love apples?

Bon appetit!