Tea sandwiches, also known as finger sandwiches, are popular appetizer menus for birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, etc. These sandwiches are similar to normal sandwiches, but they are small in size and can be eaten in two bites. Tea sandwiches are crust-less and are sliced thinly. Though cucumber sandwiches are popular tea party menu items, you can use a lot of variety to prepare tea sandwiches. So, how to make tea sandwiches? Well, the procedure is very simple. Remove the crust edges of bread slices. Spread butter or any other softening on the bread slices. Place the topping ingredients over half of the bread slices, then place the remaining bread slices over them. And then simply cut the sandwiches in small triangles or squares. Scroll down and know some simple recipes of tea sandwiches.

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Tea Sandwiches Recipes

Pineapple Tea Sandwiches

Sugar - 1 cup
Chopped nuts - 1 cup
Cream cheese - 8 ounces
Crushed pineapple (drained) - 2 cups
Milk or mayonnaise

To prepare this tea sandwich recipe, take a small saucepan and add sugar and crushed pineapple to it. Bring this mixture to boil and cook it to attain a thick texture. Keep stirring the mixture constantly. Then, let the mixture cool completely and then add chopped nuts to it. In a mixing bowl add cheese and soften it with enough amount of milk or mayonnaise. This mixture should have a good spreading consistency. Then, combine this mixture with the pineapple mixture and simply spread on the bread slices. Trim the edges of the bread slices and cut them into small squares.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Butter (softened) - 1½ teaspoon
Capers - 1 tablespoon
Cucumber slices (thin) - 12
Fresh dill (chopped) - 1 tablespoon
Green onion (minced) - 1 tablespoon
Horseradish - 1½ teaspoon
Mayonnaise - ¼ cup
Pepper - 1 pinch
Smoked salmon - 4 slices
Whole wheat bread - 8 slices

In a small mixing bowl add onion, dill, capers, horseradish, mayonnaise and pepper. Trim the edges of the bread slices and then evenly spread this mixture over the bread slices. Place the salmon and cucumber slices over half of the bread slices and then top them with remaining bread slices. Cut the bread slices into triangles or squares.

Tomato Tea Sandwiches

Cream cheese (room temperature) - 4 ounces
Cranberry chutney - 4 tablespoons
Raisin bread - 8 slices
Fresh watercress - 1 bunch
Smoked turkey breast (thinly sliced) - ½ pound
Florida tomatoes (thinly sliced) - 2 medium ripe


Combine cream cheese and cranberry chutney in food processor. Blend them to attain a thick texture. Then, spread this mixture over each bread slice. Place a layer of watercress over half of the bread slices and then place alternate layers of turkey and tomato over these bread slices. Top these layers with remaining bread slices and then cut each sandwich into half to serve.

Egg Tea Sandwiches

Hard-cooked eggs - 8
Mayonnaise - ½ cup
Finely chopped fresh dill - 1 tablespoon
Unsalted butter (room temperature) - 6 tablespoons
White bread - 20 slices
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel the hard-cooked eggs and place them into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then, slice these eggs and mash them coarsely with help of a fork. Combine mayonnaise, pepper, salt and dill to mashed eggs and then stir them to mix properly. You can refrigerate this mixture for two days or use directly. Spread unsalted butter over 10 slices of bread and then spread 2 tablespoons of egg mixture. Place the remaining bread slices over the topping with the buttered side down. Cut sandwiches in triangular shape by cutting half way diagonally and then again into half.

Tea sandwiches can be prepared with any of your favorite ingredients. But, make sure you use a high quality bread and soft butter to prepare these tea sandwiches. I hope you will try making these easy sandwiches for your next party.