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How to Build the Perfect Autumn Cheese Plate

With autumn in the air, the opportunities to gather friends and family for cozy holiday parties and warm, wine-bibbed nights become ever more plentiful. I’ve discovered that having a few basic ingredients on hand, which can be pulled into an incredible cheese plate for spur of the moment gatherings, or those last-minute, “I-totally-forgot-to-grab-something-to-take-to-the-party” moments is one of the best ways I can ensure low-stress gatherings this time of year.

For the Pantry:

  • 1 round good-quality brie cheese (buy at Costco for an incredible price)
  • 1 jar jalapeno-raspberry jelly, plum jelly, or your favorite
  • 1 box thin crackers (like Crispbread)
  • Various raw or candied nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans)
  • Various dried fruits (cherries and apricots are my favorite)
  • Hard-boiled eggs (try whipping them with a ripe avocado for extra flavor and less mayo)

For the Plate:

  • 60 minutes before serving time, prepare the Deviled Eggs.
  • 15-20 minutes before, slice cheese and place on platter with crackers, nuts, fruit.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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