Cue the T-Swift and break out the oversized sweaters! It’s OFFICIALLY FALL.
Today is the first day of Fall, which means the days are starting to get shorter, the temperatures are beginning to drop, and classic PNW rainy weather should start any day now.
It also means that the boys will be spending more time inside, and this Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board is perfect for a spooky movie night or a fun snack for when they have friends over. We love a build-your-own snack or dessert at our house, because it gives everyone a chance to customize it and it’s interactive. The kids love it!
And who am I kidding? Adults love this sweet twist on a classic charcuterie board, too. What’s not to love?
Apples + caramel + toppings = DELICIOUS.
First thing is first, apples. Much like everything on this board, you have some creative liberties. My personal favs are crispy Green Delicious and Honeycrisp. Yum! Slice up the apples and drizzle them in lemon juice to keep them from browning. (There are few different ways to prevent them from browning, that’s just the quick method I went with this time.)
Place the apples in your favorite bowls, like the ones I used, and set them aside. While we’re on the subject, the key to a good charcuterie board is a good serving tray. The one I used is hand-carved mango wood and it is beautiful and big enough to hold all of the smaller dishes for the toppings.
Now, the best part – the toppings. There are no wrong answers here, it’s time to get creative and possibly clean out your pantry of things that are almost gone but not quite there yet. Like that almost eaten bag of mini chocolate chips or the box of graham crackers from making smores this summer that only has one bag left. Here are the toppings we ended up going with this time:
- Mini marshmallows
- Mini chocolate chips
- Reese’s Pieces
- Crushed graham crackers
- Halloween sprinkles
Okay…I know I said that the toppings were the best part, but everything (literally) comes to together with the caramel. Serving the caramel in a seasonal dish is totally optional but highly suggested because seriously, look how cute it is!
This pumpkin dish I used is made from stoneware and when I’m not using it for caramel, it’s great for soups, dips, mini-pies, or just about anything. You can toss it in the oven (up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit) or the microwave, it’s the best. They are limited edition, and only available at our Lamb & Co. Storefront in Snohomish.
Time to assemble it! Put everything together on your serving tray and enjoy! I know you’ll love it as much as the kids and I do. Be sure to let me know if you try it!
Cheers to Fall!