This Candy Cane Caprese Board from The BakerMama’s Beautiful Boards cookbook is such a simple and stunning way to serve an appetizer during the holidays.

Caprese Candy Cane Board from Beautiful Boards Cookbook by Maegan Brown

My Candy Cane Caprese Board appetizer requires just a few ingredients and comes together in a matter of minutes so you can spend more time with your loved ones this holiday season. Slices of fresh mozzarella and vine-ripe tomatoes layered in a candy cane shape with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt makes for a healthy and festive addition to your holiday spread. Along with fresh basil, a balsamic glaze and toasted baguette slices, it’s such a simple way to impress your guests around Christmas.

Watch Me Build at Candy Cane Caprese Board

Step into the kitchen with me to build this stunning and delicious holiday caprese board!

Simple and Stunning

I adore the stunning simplicity of this board. It takes minutes to build with minimal ingredients yet makes for such a beautiful and delicious dish to serve at a holiday gathering. It’s a must make this holiday season!

When I first created this Candy Cane Caprese Board last January for my Beautiful Boards cookbook, I could hardly wait for the Christmas season to get here so I could make it again and again. I’ve already made it for several parties and plan to make it again on Christmas Eve with my family and then again for Christmas dinner with my in-laws. I know everyone will love it!

Caprese Candy Cane Board by @thebakermama IG

Be sure to get a copy of my Beautiful Boards cookbook! It includes this beautiful board inspiration along with 50 total boards for every occasion. It’s a must have for easy entertaining and creative ways to feed your family delicious food. It also makes for a great holiday gift, hostess gift, birthday gift or just because gift!

How to Build a Candy Cane Caprese Board

I use an 18’x12″ wood board to build the Candy Cane Caprese Board on, but you could certainly use any size board or platter that will fit the size of the candy cane you wish to serve.

Caprese Candy Cane Board from Beautiful Boards Cookbook by Maegan Brown

One great tip I love to share with others that are planning to make this Candy Cane Caprese Board is to look for the pre-sliced fresh mozzarella cheese log in the cheese section of your grocery store. I know most major grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Target, Tom Thumb, Albertson’s, Whole Foods and Wal-Mart all carry it. Grab the log of sliced mozzarella first and then take it over to size up which tomatoes you get so they’re close in size for making the candy cane shape.

For the balsamic glaze, check the salad dressing aisle of most grocery stores as there’s usually a great pre-made balsamic glaze that’s perfect for drizzling like this one from Target or this one from Trader Joe’s.

Caprese Candy Cane Board from Beautiful Boards Cookbook by Maegan Brown

More Holiday Caprese Magic

A beautiful and delicious Caprese Wreath makes a festive addition to your holiday meals. Simple and easy to make, it’s an elegant appetizer everyone will love.

Caprese Wreath by The BakerMama

A Candy Cane Caprese Board is such a great appetizer to serve at a holiday gathering. I hope you enjoy making and serving it too! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@thebakermama) so I can see!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo,

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Candy Cane Caprese Board from Beautiful Boards Cookbook by Maegan Brown

Candy Cane Caprese Board

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x

Description

This Candy Cane Caprese Board from The BakerMama’s Beautiful Boards cookbook is such a simple and stunning way to serve an appetizer during the holidays.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 ounce log of fresh pre-sliced mozzarella
  • 3 large fresh tomatoes, sliced 1/4 thick  into about 12 slices
  • fresh basil leaves, for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • flaky sea salt, for sprinkling
  • toasted baguette, for serving

Instructions

  1. Start at the top end of the candy cane shape and alternate layering a slice of fresh mozzarella with a slice of tomato until you get a big candy cane shape.
  2. Place fresh basil leaves around the board and a small serving bowl with the balsamic glaze.
  3. Just before serving, drizzle the mozzarella and tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with additional olive oil and sea salt, as well as toasted baguette slices.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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