Traeger Fall Butter Board – Or Whatever You Do

Amanda M. Rye

Classic fall flavors with just a kiss of smoke are the stars in this TikTok Viral Trend, the Butter Board! Our Traeger Fall Butter Board features lightly smoked pecans that have been seasoned with bbq rub, dried cranberries, fresh rosemary, and the best butter you can find, all layered and then smeared on some chunky, crusty fresh bread. Perfect appetizer for the holiday season!

Fall Butter Board

Easy Fall Butter Board

The Butter Board trend has been breaking the internet the last couple of months, and like some of the other TikTok Trends that have caught on (hello Smoked Cream Cheese and TikTok Feta Pasta, in particular), this one is just as delicious and the easiest to make of all three!

Easy appetizers on the grill are my jam, and when it means I get to dunk things in bread? GIMMIE. My herbed bread dip is a throw-back to every good Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to, and this Traeger Beer Cheese Dip needs to be on your regular rotation. I was so obsessed for a while with my Smoked Garlic Goat Cheese Dip that I think I made it 3-4 times over the course of a couple months. Enough times where my family was like, “SOOO what’s with all the goat cheese lately?” which almost caused me to disown them. I mean, is there even such a thing as “too much goat cheese?” I don’t think so.

Read on and make this easy Butter Board for your own family, and if they ask you “What’s with all the butter”, you’re in trouble.

Technically, you don’t even HAVE to cook this. Smoking the pecans is an extra little step I like to do to give it just a hint of wood fire flavor (cause that’s what I do here), but you could totally just skip that part and buy roasted pecans and call it good, especially if you are feeling the stress of holiday everything. I won’t be mad. Try the smoked pecans sometime though! They make a great little snack all on their own accord.

Fall Butter Board

Fall Butter Board shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • high quality salted butter
  • fresh rosemary
  • apple cider
  • pecans
  • bbq rub
  • dried cranberries
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • crusty bread

How to make Traeger Fall Butter Board

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

Smoke your pecans

Preheat your smoker to 220°F.

Put the pecans on a parchment-lined grill-safe baking tray. Lightly spray your nuts with a spritz of water. Sprinkle with the bbq rub.

Let cook for 20-25 minutes in the preheated grill.

Remove, let cool, and roughly chop.


Mix together the butter and rosemary until evenly distributed. Spread the herbed butter over your favorite platter or cutting board.


Sprinkle the top of the butter with your cooled, chopped pecans, cranberries, and drizzle with honey. Use hot honey on half for a spicy kick!


Turn the heat up to 325°F on the grill. Toast your bread rounds for 3-4 minutes. Remove when lightly browned.


Serve and watch it disappear!

Traeger Fall Butter Board FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

These leftovers can be stored covered in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Are there any substitutions for the smoked pecans?

Sure! You can use regular oven-toasted pecans in this recipe and it’ll still be delicious. We just like to add a little wood-fired flavor! It works so well with dishes like this.

More great Traeger recipes to try!

Traeger Fall Butter Board

Prep Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
20 minutes

Total Time
35 minutes


  • 1 cup high quality salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon bbq rub (I like the Meat Church Honey Pecan blend!)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Crusty bread, rolls, or sliced baguette for dipping


  1. Preheat your smoker to 220°F.
  2. Toss the pecans with the apple cider and then sprinkle with the bbq rub. Place them on a parchment-lined grill-safe baking sheet. Smoke for 20-25 minutes. Let cool, and then roughly chop.
  3. Add butter and minced rosemary to a medium bowl. Using a fork or spatula, mash the rosemary into the butter until evenly distributed.
  4. Using an offset spatula or back of a spoon, spread the rosemary butter onto a large platter or board.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and ground cinnamon. Drizzle honey over top.
  6. Serve with toasted crusty bread for spreading or dipping.


  • Finely diced apples would taste great on this board as well.
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    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving:

    Calories: 185Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

    Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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