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Closeup shot of delicious and easy individual charcuterie cups appetizers on a kitchen counter.

Easy Individual Charcuterie Cups Appetizer

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


These easy individual charcuterie cups appetizers are simple to make, completely customizable, and ideal for celebrations, parties, holidays, and events.


Fruits, blueberries, strawberries, and cantaloupe
Cherry tomatoes
Garlic stuffed olives
Meats; salami, pepperoni and prosciutto
Sliced cheeses; Havarti, cheddar, and gouda (made with pasteurized milk)
Marinated mozzarella balls
Trader Joe’s parmesan crisps
Honey wheat pretzel sticks
Balsamic glaze on the side for dipping, optional

Charcuterie Supplies (See links below)
Cups, Jars, or Cones
Cocktail Picks or Skewers


Open all packaging, cup containers, and skewers. Scroll down for container and skewer design ideas and buying resources.

Design One Container First
Create and complete one charcuterie cup just as you want, so you have a plan.

First, thread 2 skewers for one cup (or more, depending on the size of your container). Remember to vary the skewers from each other and mix the food colors, textures, and flavors to create more interest and varied tastes. Fold your sliced meats 2-3 times to add depth to your skewers.

Now, add your loose elements to the container; the parmesan crisps and pretzels. Keep damp items like strawberries away from the crisp things until you are close to serving time. Next, fill in openings or add height if necessary with more oversized items like grapes, tomatoes, or tall parmesan crisps.

Set up your Assembly Line
Finally, set up your workspace in the order of items you want to put on your skewers and in your containers so you are as efficient as possible.

Repeat the process to make all of your charcuterie cups.
Your final finished cups may vary depending upon the size of your container and filling methods.


For resources to the exact amounts used in the photos and stores purchased, scroll up in the post.

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 charcuterie cup
  • Calories: 500 k
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 1000 mg
  • Fat: 36 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 20
  • Cholesterol: 82 mg

Keywords: charcuterie cups, jarcuterie, appetizers, party food

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