Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board

Perfect for a holiday “bite,” serve this Baked Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board for your next Fall gathering, filled with healthy treats! And a little bit about cell phones today …

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board

Friends, today is the day to invite a few people over for a bite for dinner. I say a bite, like serving this Baked Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board.

It’s not an epic charcuterie board, but a smaller version. Hosting a larger event (like for Halloween?) then for sure check out my Fall Epic Charcuterie Board!

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board - for fall

Baked Pumpkin Butternut Squash

And the baked pumpkin butternut squash? Keep reading for my secret ingredient (so easy, you won’t believe it).

Baked pumpkin butternut squash is, I feel, the STAR ingredient.

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board - crate n' barrel

The curse of cell phones

But first, our friends came for a light bite for dinner and a glass of wine, and we served this Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board.

Everyone automatically put their cell phones up. Wow, I was so impressed.

This is what I’ve noticed about cell phones. Everyone starts off pretty good.

Then one person sneaks out their phone …

Then others follow, and a few more pull out their phones.

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board - autumn

And texting at the table? THIS IS A NO-NO.

A big NO-NO! It can wait, and if it can’t, excuse yourself.

Cell phones have become a huge inconvenience and can be very rude.

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board - how to

How to bake butternut squash

But now on to this beautiful platter of fall food!

On a baking sheet, line the pan with 1 sheet of parchment paper.

Place the chunks of butternut squash on the parchment paper. Drizzle with oil.

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board - already baked

Salt and pepper, and add Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Mix together with your hands and bake!

BEST Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board

Everything is lovely about this smaller charcuterie board. That is, everything is lovely for FALL.

Start off with a few pumpkins for garnish, then add the “fall ingredients.”

Grab the shopping list (or recipe below).

ENJOY!

Tasty Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Charcuterie Board

Ingredients:

  • Two small pumpkins for garnish
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish
  • Red grapes
  • Thomcord seedless grapes
  • Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • Black mission figs, sliced in half
  • Fig butter, from Trader Joe’s
  • Spicy pecans, from Trader Joe’s
  • Delallo pepperoni, sliced in chunks
  • Prosciutto and mozzarella cheese rolls
  • Brie cheese
  • Effie’s crispy corn cakes
  • 12- 18 oz. butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. On a baking sheet, line the pan with 1 sheet of parchment paper.
  3. Place the chunks of butternut squash on the parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Salt and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.
  5. Mix together with your hands and bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on how large your chunks are).
  6. On a small platter or tray (with a lip so food does not fall off), arrange the above ingredients with fresh baked butternut squash.
  7. Serve!
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Disclaimer: I often, but not always, take a few pics at gatherings (it’s my job), then put my cell phone down. If i’ve started an instagram story on an “entertaining moment,” then I may add a few pics later of the meal or the table. A quick pic of the table or food, but never texting or checking FB or Instagram.

The above platter was a recent gift from a friend (Crate n’ Barrel). Most recent charcuterie posts: Mini Tortellini Kebabs Charcuterie Board and Epic Greek Charcuterie Board. Also check out How We Charcuterie and Cheese Board [Baker Mama] and How to Make a Cheese Board [Barefeet in the Kitchen].

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