I can’t remember the last holiday gathering where fruit and cheese wasn’t an appetizer. It’s easy to assemble, can make it ahead of time, and everyone can enjoy it while the meal is cooking.
I made this for our family’s Christmas gathering. It’s pretty simple. Just arrange the fruit and cheese in a triangle, and add crackers. Adding some greenery (like parsley, kale, or rosemary) brings this tree to life. The base of the tree is simply crackers.
You can assemble this in the morning, cover it and place in the fridge until your guests arrive.