Tea Sandwiches

There is just nothing like an afternoon tea with tiny sweets and dainty little tea sandwiches!  They are easy to make and everyone will be delighted and impressed!  Try these and listen to the “ooohhhhs and ahhhhhhs” that you will receive.  If you won’t be serving them immediately, just remember to wrap them in a barely damp tea towel to keep them nice and moist and put them into the refrigerator until ready to serve.  I have given you the product names that I like to use, but of course you can substitute your own brands without a problem.  Recipes listed are for the sandwiches shown left to right.

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“ORANGE BITES”

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1 package (3 oz) softened cream cheese

1/3 cup Stonewall Kitchen Blood Orange Marmalade (I sell this in my on-line BOUTIQUE)

8 slices Pepperidge Farm white sandwich bread

8 slices Pepperidge Farm very thin whole wheat bread

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In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and marmalade and set aside.  Trim the crusts from your bread, making every slice the same size.  With a tiny heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out a heart in 4 of the slices of white bread, and 4 of the slices of wheat bread.  Spread each UNCUT piece of bread with a layer of the marmalade mixture and top with one of the cut-out pieces of bread of the opposite color.

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“HERB TURKEY BITES”

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Pepperidge Farm white sandwich bread

garlic and herb Boursin cheese

shaved roasted turkey

finely shredded Parmesan cheese

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Cut the crusts from your bread and cut each slice in HALF.  Spread each slice with a layer of the Boursin cheese.  Layer one half with a generous amount of the shaved turkey, and the other half with the finely shredded Parmesan cheese.  Place the two slices together and press gently.

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“CUCUMBER BITES”

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Pepperidge Farm cinnamon bread

garlic and herb Boursin cheese

cucumber, sliced into very thin round slices and then cut into half moons

paprika

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Cut the crusts from your bread and cut each slice in HALF.  Spread each slice with a layer of the Boursin cheese.  Lay down a layer of the sliced cucumbers, overlapping the pieces to cover each slice.  Dust the tops of the cucumbers with paprika.  Top each cucumber section with a slice of bread that is also spread with the Boursin cheese.

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“CHAMPAGNE BITES”

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Pepperidge Farm very thin whole wheat bread

Stonewall Kitchen Bellini Jam (I sell this in my on-line BOUTIQUE)

Stonewall Kitchen Maple Champagne Mustard (I sell this in my on-line BOUTIQUE)

shaved maple ham

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Cut the crusts from your bread and cut each slice in HALF.  Spread one half of each sandwich with the Bellini Jam and the other half with the Maple Champagne Mustard.  Top one of the slices with a generous amount of the shaved maple ham and top with the other half.  Press together gently.

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“GENTLEMEN’S BITES”

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Pepperidge Farm Pumpernickel bread

Stonewall Kitchen Maple Champagne Mustard (I sell this in my on-line BOUTIQUE)

softened cream cheese

watercress, cleaned of stems

finely minced shallot

shaved roast beef

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Cut the crusts from your bread and cut each slice in HALF.  Spread one half of the bread slices with the Maple Champagne Mustard and the other half of the slices with the softened cream cheese.  Top the half with the mustard with leaves of watercress, use a generous amount.  Top the half with the cream cheese with your finely minced shallots…press them into the cream cheese so that they will adhere.  Add a generous amount of shaved roast beef to one half and top with the other half…press together gently.

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BONE APPETIT!

4 Comments

  • Mary

    28.06.2015 at 15:18 Reply

    Now I’m hungry!! Must try these.

    • Darsey Mitchell

      27.02.2016 at 01:06 Reply

      Mary, these would be perfect for all of the little get-together so that you have! Kiss kiss

  • Bethe Austin

    28.06.2015 at 16:40 Reply

    May I come live with you? xx

    • Darsey Mitchell

      28.06.2015 at 19:23 Reply

      Yes Ms. Bethe! You certainly may! 🙂

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