Here’s how to make it…

First of all, putting this into any sort of steps was tricky. This is one of those no recipe, recipes. The creation of the tree is really up to you and your vision.

To easily create mine, I started with some kitchen twine and traced out a tree. This really helped as I was creating the tree to keep everything moving in the right direction.

Once I had the tree outlined, I filled it in with my assortment of cheeses, meats, and fruits. You can use any assortment of cheese and deli meats that you love. The same goes for the fruit, but I do love to include pomegranates for a nice pop of color.

I found it easiest to build the tree from the bottom up. I also like to group ingredients together to keep things neat.

For the tree trunk, I used square crackers. And for star on top, I grabbed a snowflake cookie cutter and filled it with pomegranates. It worked perfectly!

I took a few quick photos, then served it up to my family while we all made dinner. Not all of my family is here yet, so I’m definitely excited to make this again for my cousins on Christmas Eve.

It’s easier and quicker than you’d think to throw together, but always impressive!

Have a wonderful Christmas you guys. Hope everyone is able to be with loved ones and celebrate the season!

Half Baked Harvest