Last month, we had friends over for dinner. I’d planned the main dish and they were bringing a salad. I’d been gone all day and as I was driving home, I realized I didn’t have anything to have out to snack on before dinner.
While starters aren’t always a necessity if you’ve having a big dinner, we did need a little something that night. I racked my brain for what we had on hand, avoiding a trip to the market at all costs.
Finally, I decided to slice up some of the great fruit I had (apples and persimmons) and serve it on an appetizer board with some crackers, honey, and a bit of herbed goat cheese leftover from a recipe I’d just made. I wasn’t proud of what I’d put out, but at least I had something and it was easy…
Last Minute Appetizer Board
I set out the platter and wandered back into the kitchen to check on dinner. A few moments later, I came back out to see that almost half the fruit was already gone and I had to stick around to make sure I got a few slices of my beloved persimmons!
In my haste I rediscovered the wonderment of simple presentations and good food. What felt somewhat over the top (two apples and persimmon slices just seemed like too much fruit) was actually just right. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the spread but was still ready for dinner! For a simple spread for just four people, I recommend just some seasonal fruit, sliced, some crackers, and honey.
LAST MINUTE APPETIZER BOARD FOR 4
After inviting friends over for dinner, I planned the whole meal except something upon which to nibble while I finished up in the kitchen. This last minute appetizer board ended up being a huge hit. It's inexpensive and a major hit!
- 1-2 apples thinly sliced*
- 1 persimmon or pear thinly sliced
- 1 bunch grapes Christmas Crunch Grapes pictured here
Arrange fruit slices on plate or small cutting board.
Add small bowl or dish of honey and crackers to serve with fruit on plate/board.
*to easily slice the apple, I cut four-sides around the core and then thinly slice each side.
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Thank you to Melissa’s for the produce!