50 Tea Sandwiches

Food Network Magazine has given an old-fashioned favorite a fun new twist.

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1. Tomato-Cheddar Spread mayonnaise on white bread. Sandwich with sliced tomato, aged cheddar and watercress. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

2. Ham, Brie and Apple Spread softened butter and Dijon mustard inside a split loaf of French bread. Fill with deli ham, sliced Brie and sliced green apple. Cut into pieces.

3. Cucumber-Butter Mix 4 tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs. Spread on white bread and sandwich with sliced cucumber. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

4. Watercress-Butter Make Cucumber-Butter Sandwiches (No. 3) but fill with watercress instead of cucumber.

5. Grilled Shrimp-Ham Puree 1/4 cup jarred piquillo peppers with 3 tablespoons mayonnaise. Spread on white bread. Sandwich with grilled shrimp and sliced serrano ham. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

6. Steak au Poivre Mix 4 tablespoons each softened butter and chopped fresh herbs. Spread on baguette rounds. Top with thinly sliced steak and crushed peppercorns.

7. Pea-Prosciutto Puree 1/2 cup thawed frozen peas with 1 tablespoon each olive oil and water in a blender; season with salt and pepper. Spread inside a split loaf of focaccia and fill with prosciutto and shaved Parmesan. Cut into squares.

8. Olive-Focaccia Mix 1 cup chopped olives and 3 tablespoons chopped parsley. Drizzle the inside of a split loaf of focaccia with olive oil; fill with the olive mixture and sliced provolone. Cut into squares.

9. Asparagus Mix 3 tablespoons softened butter with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs. Spread on pumpernickel bread; cut into rectangles. Slice cooked asparagus tips in half lengthwise; lay on the bread and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Top with chopped hard-boiled egg, salt and pepper.

10. Anchovy–Lemon Butter Mix 1 stick softened butter with 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest. Spread on white bread. Sandwich with anchovies, sliced tomato and Bibb lettuce. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

11. Salmon-Cucumber Spread softened cream cheese on white bread. Sandwich with smoked salmon and sliced cucumber. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

12. Shrimp Salad Mix 1 cup chopped cooked shrimp with 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon each grated lemon zest and juice, and 1 teaspoon each chopped chives, parsley and capers. Sandwich white bread with the shrimp salad and Bibb lettuce. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

13. Crab Salad Make Shrimp Salad Sandwiches (No. 12) with 1 cup crabmeat instead of shrimp. Add sliced avocado.

14. Curried Egg Salad Mix 3 chopped hard-boiled eggs, 3 tablespoons each chopped celery, red onion and cilantro, 2 teaspoons each dijon mustard and lime juice, and 1/4 cup mayonnaise. Cut white bread into pieces and spread with mango chutney. Sandwich with the egg salad.

15. Pesto Chicken Mix 2 teaspoons pesto with 2 tablespoons olive oil; brush on thin baguette rounds. Top with sliced cooked chicken breast and halved grape tomatoes. Drizzle with more pesto oil.

16. Bresaola-Artichoke Mix 4 tablespoons softened butter and 1/4 cup chopped jarred artichoke hearts; season with salt and pepper. Spread on thin baguette rounds. Top with sliced bresaola and drizzle with olive oil.

17. Country Pate Spread Dijon mustard on white bread. Layer country pate and chopped cornichons on top. Top with bread spread with butter. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

18. Peanut Butter–Bacon Spread peanut butter on white bread. Layer chopped cooked bacon and sliced banana on top. Top with bread; spread with mayonnaise. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

19. Liverwurst-Onion Spread Dijon mustard on pumpernickel cocktail bread. Sandwich with liverwurst and sliced red onion.

20. Manchego-Quince Trim white toast crusts and cut the bread into pieces. Top with sliced manchego, quince paste and sliced almonds.

21. Mortadella-Watercress Spread softened butter on white bread. Sandwich with sliced mortadella and watercress. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces. Top with sliced olives.

22. Ham-Cornbread Mix 6 tablespoons softened butter, 2 teaspoons chopped scallion and 1 teaspoon honey. Spread on split mini corn muffins, and fill with sliced ham and pickled jalapenos.

23. Meatloaf-Tomato Spread mayonnaise on potato bread. Sandwich with sliced meatloaf and tomato jam. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces. Top with more jam.

24. Prosciutto-Fig Spread softened butter and fig jam on the inside of a split baguette. Fill with prosciutto, sliced pears and Bibb lettuce; season with salt and pepper. Cut into pieces.

25. Camembert-Fig Toast brioche slices and cut into pieces. Spread with camembert cheese. Top with sliced fresh figs and candied walnuts.

26. Eggplant-Yogurt Fill mini pita halves with chopped grilled eggplant and diced cucumber. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt mixed with chopped mint.

27. Roast Beef–Horseradish Spread horseradish cream on rye cocktail bread. Sandwich with sliced cucumber, roast beef and watercress; season with salt and pepper.

28. California Chicken Cut whole-wheat toast into pieces. Spread with green goddess dressing. Sandwich with sliced smoked chicken, sliced avocado, diced tomato and sprouts; season with salt and pepper.

29. Salmon Salad Combine 1 cup flaked cooked salmon, 3 tablespoons each mayonnaise, chopped chives and dill, and 1 teaspoon each Dijon mustard and lemon juice. Layer the salmon salad and sliced radishes on pumpernickel bread. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

30. Smoked Turkey–Apple Brush the inside of a split baguette with softened butter. Fill with smoked turkey, cheddar cheese and sliced apple, and season with salt and pepper. Slice; top with a dollop of apple jelly.

31. Cheddar-Pickle Spread mayonnaise on white bread. Sandwich with pickle slices and aged cheddar. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces, then press the edges in chopped parsley.

32. BLT Mix 1/3 cup each mayonnaise and finely chopped cooked bacon; season with pepper. Spread on toasted white bread. Sandwich with sliced cherry tomatoes and baby greens. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

33. BLT Club Make BLT sandwiches (No. 32) but add deli-sliced turkey and make a double-decker sandwich. 

34. Tuna Salad Combine 12 ounces drained canned tuna, 2 tablespoons each minced red onion and chopped niçoise olives, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Drizzle the inside of mini potato rolls with olive oil; fill with the tuna salad and chopped hard-boiled egg. Cut in half.

35. Sweet Onion Spread softened butter on white bread. Top with thinly sliced sweet onion and season with salt; top with bread and spread with mayonnaise. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces; press the edges in chopped parsley.

36. Pate–Sour Cherry Spread sour-cherry preserves on sliced brioche. Sandwich with duck or goose liver pate. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

37. Smoked Trout Mix 4 tablespoons softened butter with 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest. Spread on pumpernickel bread. Sandwich with flaked smoked trout and sliced cucumber and onion. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

38. Radish-Anchovy Mix 3 tablespoons softened butter with 4 minced anchovies. Spread on white bread and sandwich with sliced radishes. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

39. Blue Cheese–Grape Spread soft blue cheese on pumpernickel or black cocktail bread. Top with thinly sliced red grapes.

40. Roasted Vegetable Spread goat cheese on the bottom half of a split baguette and sun-dried tomato pesto on the top half. Fill with roasted eggplant and zucchini slices and roasted red pepper strips. Cut into pieces.

41. Caprese Layer sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil on a split focaccia loaf. Add salt, pepper and chopped, jarred artichoke hearts; drizzle with olive oil. Wrap the sandwich in plastic and place a heavy skillet on top; press for 30 minutes, then unwrap and slice.

42. Peas and Carrots Puree 1/2 cup thawed frozen peas with 1 tablespoon each olive oil and water; season with salt and pepper. Cut whole-grain toast into squares; spread with the peas and top with shaved carrot. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil, sprinkle with grated parmesan and season with salt and pepper.

43. Strawberry–Cream Cheese Spread softened cream cheese on slices of date-nut bread and sandwich with sliced strawberries. Cut into pieces.

44. Pimiento Cheese Mix 2 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup each shredded cheddar and jack cheese, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste; stir in 1/4 cup chopped pimientos. Sandwich on white bread. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

45. Chicken Salad Whisk 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons each chopped shallot and tarragon, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper; stir in 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken. Sandwich toasted white bread with the chicken salad, watercress and sliced cornichons. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces. Top with more cornichons.

46. Taleggio-Pear Brush softened butter inside a split baguette. Fill with fig jam, sliced pears, taleggio cheese, and salt and pepper. Cut into pieces.

47. Lemon-Berry Cut toasted English muffin halves into quarters. Spread with lemon curd and top with berries.

48. Cream Cheese and Jelly Sandwich softened cream cheese and raspberry or strawberry jelly between slices of whole-wheat bread. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

49. Ricotta-Orange Cut whole-wheat bread into squares. Sandwich with fresh ricotta cheese and orange marmalade.

50. Chocolate-Raspberry Sandwich chocolate-hazelnut spread and seedless raspberry jam between slices of white bread. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

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Food Network Magazine's creative twists on tea sandwiches.

Ham, Brie and Apple Tea Sandwich

Spread softened butter and dijon mustard inside a split loaf of French bread. Fill with deli ham, sliced brie and sliced green apple. Cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

Cucumber-Butter Tea Sandwich

Mix 4 tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs. Spread on white bread and sandwich with sliced cucumber. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

Olive-Focaccia Tea Sandwich

Mix 1 cup chopped olives and 3 tablespoons chopped parsley. Drizzle the inside of a split loaf of focaccia with olive oil; fill with the olive mixture and sliced provolone. Cut into squares.

Photo By: Sang An

Crab Salad Tea Sandwich

Mix 1 cup chopped cooked crabmeat with 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon each grated lemon zest and juice, and 1 teaspoon each chopped chives, parsley and capers. Sandwich white bread with the crabmeat salad, avocado and Bibb lettuce. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

Curried Egg Salad Tea Sandwich

Mix 3 chopped hard-boiled eggs, 3 tablespoons each chopped celery, red onion and cilantro, 2 teaspoons each dijon mustard and lime juice, and 1/4 cup mayonnaise. Cut white bread into pieces and spread with mango chutney. Sandwich with the egg salad.

Photo By: Sang An

Liverwurst-Onion Tea Sandwich

Spread dijon mustard on pumpernickel cocktail bread. Sandwich with liverwurst and sliced red onion.

Photo By: Sang An

Mortadella-Watercress Tea Sandwich

Spread softened butter on white bread. Sandwich with sliced mortadella and watercress. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces. Top with sliced olives.

Photo By: Sang An

Ham-Cornbread Tea Sandwich

Mix 6 tablespoons softened butter, 2 teaspoons chopped scallion and 1 teaspoon honey. Spread on split mini corn muffins and fill with sliced ham and pickled jalapenos.

Photo By: Sang An

Meatloaf-Tomato Tea Sandwich

Spread mayonnaise on potato bread. Sandwich with sliced meatloaf and tomato jam. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces. Top with more jam.

Photo By: Sang An

Cheddar-Pickle Tea Sandwich

Spread mayonnaise on white bread. Sandwich with pickle slices and aged cheddar. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces, then press the edges in chopped parsley.

Photo By: Sang An

BLT Club Tea Sandwich

Mix 1/3 cup each mayonnaise and finely chopped cooked bacon; season with pepper. Spread on toasted white bread. Sandwich with sliced cherry tomatoes and baby greens. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

Radish-Anchovy Tea Sandwich

Mix 3 tablespoons softened butter with 4 minced anchovies. Spread on white bread and sandwich with sliced radishes. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich

Mix 3 tablespoons softened butter with 4 minced anchovies. Spread on white bread and sandwich with sliced radishes. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

Salmon-Cucumber Tea Sandwich

Spread softened cream cheese on white bread. Sandwich with smoked salmon and sliced cucumber. Trim the crusts and cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

Strawberry-Cream Cheese Tea Sandwich

Spread softened cream cheese on slices of date-nut bread and sandwich with sliced strawberries. Cut into pieces.

Photo By: Sang An

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