Jar Cuterie

By Chef Becky

Indulge in the savory, delightful appeal of Jar Cuterie! This unique take on charcuterie combines an assortment of textures and flavors into a single, portable jar. An excellent choice for BBQ gatherings or a vegetarian-friendly substitute, these jars can be customized to your preference.

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INGREDIENTS:
1 cup mixed nuts
1/4 cup sultana raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 dried currants
12 dried apricots/peach
1-2 lbs various sliced deli meats (prosciutto, salami, smoked meats)
1-2 lb of different cheeses (Must be non-crumbly to hold on the skewer)
12 breadsticks
12 large kalamata or stuffed green olives (not pitted)
12 decorative skewers (rosemary stems can also be used)
Mini mason jars
Pansies, chives or other cut flowers for garnish

METHOD:
Mix nuts and dried fruit in a bowl. Fold meat to fit onto the skewer, alternating varieties of meats if desired and end with a piece of your selected cheese cut out.
Next, distribute equal amounts of the nut mixture into each jar. Drop in olives and apricots accordingly.
Place a skewer and a breadstick into each jar. Garnish as per your liking.

And there you have it – easy peasy! This versatile recipe goes great as an appetizer at BBQs alongside your chilled beverage of choice. For vegetarians, replace the meat with roasted beets and artichokes.