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Classic Southern Appetizer Board

  • 15 m
  • 15 m
Sarah Simms Hendrix
“Treat your party guests to a classic Southern spread with deviled eggs, spiced pecans, ham, cheese and fresh fruit with this festive party board. We've included a combination of homemade and store-bought ingredients for an abundant board that doesn't take too long to assemble. A note on nutrition: This board is hearty enough to stand in for dinner or lunch, but if you're planning on serving it as an appetizer before the main meal, go light on things like nuts, crackers and cheese dip to keep sodium and calories in check.”


    • ½ cup cornichons
    • ¼ cup grainy mustard
    • 1 recipe Pimiento Cheese Dip (see Associated Recipes)
    • 1 (8 ounce) log chèvre
    • 2 tablespoons pepper jelly
    • 1 recipe Spiced Pecans (see Associated Recipes)
    • 1 recipe Lady & Larder's Deviled Eggs (see Associated Recipes)
    • 8 ounces thinly sliced smoked ham
    • 1 medium peach (or other summer stone fruit), sliced
    • 1 cup cherries
    • 24 buttery crackers or pretzels


  • 1 Place cornichons, mustard and cheese dip in separate small bowls. Place chèvre on a plate and top with pepper jelly. Arrange the bowls and plate on a large board, platter or tray along with pecans, deviled eggs, ham, peach (or other fruit) slices, cherries and crackers (or pretzels).
  • To make ahead: The spiced pecans and pimiento cheese dip can be made 1 week ahead. The deviled eggs can be made 1 day ahead. Some of these recipes make more than 12 servings, so you'll likely have leftovers.
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