Tea Sandwich Recipes
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My tea sandwich recipes are deliciously different and guaranteed to make you the life of the tea party!

Looking for something to serve at your next tea party? Tea time would not be complete without tea sandwiches!

Tea sandwiches are dainty, snack-sized finger sandwiches that are traditionally served with afternoon tea.

These delicacies usually have the crusts cut off and are sliced small, so you can polish one off in just a couple of bites.

You can even cut them into fun shapes using cookie cutters!

tea sandwich recipesMy tea sandwich recipes are deliciously different and guaranteed to make you the life of the tea party! Here are my top three tea sandwich recipes:

Tea Sandwich Recipes #1:
Bananas Foster Tea Sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


1 8oz package of cream cheese

½ cup dark rum or 1 ½ tablespoons rum extract

¼ teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling

¼ cup plus two tablespoons brown sugar, plus more for sprinkling

4 bananas, sliced thin

16 slices of white bread

½ cup softened butter

caramel syrup sundae topping

How to make

Step 1. Put the cream cheese, rum or rum extract, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar into a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip the cream cheese on high speed until smooth. Set aside.

Step 2. Melt ¼ cup of the butter in the skillet. Add the bananas and sprinkle ¼ cup of brown sugar over them.

Step 3. Cook the bananas on medium high heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until they are soft and the butter and brown sugar have caramelized.

Step 4. While the bananas cool, butter 1 side of each piece of bread.

Step 5. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the buttered side of the first 8 pieces of bread.

Step 6. Spread the banana mixture evenly on top of the cream cheese.

Step 7. Sprinkle additional cinnamon and sugar on top of the bananas, and drizzle with caramel syrup.

Step 8. Top with the remaining slices of bread, buttered side down.

Step 9. Cut the crusts off of the sandwiches, and cut them in half vertically.

Step 10. Cut them in half again, but diagonally this time, to make 32 sandwiches.

Step 11. If not serving immediately, keep chilled.

Tea Sandwich Recipes #2:
Curried Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

An old favorite with an exotic twist!


3 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast

1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds

2 celery stalks, minced

1 large sweet onion, minced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

¼ cup chopped cilantro or coriander leaves

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup plain nonfat yogurt

Curry powder

16 slices of white bread

Softened butter

How to make

Step1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, nuts, celery, cilantro/coriander leaves, onion and yogurt. Drizzle lemon juice on top and stir well.

Step 2. Add the curry powder, a teaspoon at a time, to suit your preference. Stir until all ingredients are evenly mixed. Chill for several hours or overnight.

Step 3. Butter one side of each slice of bread.

Step 4. To assemble the sandwiches, spread the curry mixture evenly over the buttered side of the first 8 slices of bread. Top with the remaining 8 slices, butter side down.

Step 5. Use sharp knife to cut the crusts off of the sandwiches. Slice them in half vertically and then in half again diagonally, to yield 32 tiny sandwiches.

Tea Sandwich Recipes #3:
Muffaletta Tea Sandwiches

tea sandwich recipes

Bring a little bit of New Orleans flair to your next tea party!


Olive salad

3 large cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives

1 cup pitted black olives

1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers

1/2 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Other ingredients

16 slices of sourdough bread

8 slices of provolone cheese

16 slices of deli ham

8 slices of salami

2 tablespoons of butter

How to make

Step 1. It’s best to make the olive salad the night before, to let the flavors blend.

Step 2. To make the olive salad, combine the ingredients in a food processor and process until everything is minced together.

Step 3. Place the olive salad in a bowl and let it chill for a few hours or overnight.

Step 4. To assemble the sandwiches: Spread olive salad evenly across the first 8 slices of bread. Top each with 2 slices ham, 1 slice of salami and 1 slice of provolone, and then with the remaining bread.

Step 5. Melt the butter in a skillet, and grill both sides of each sandwich until they are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Step 6. Let the sandwiches cool, and then cut the crusts off.

Step 7. Cut the sandwiches in half vertically, and then in half again diagonally, to make 32 mini-muffalettas! These are great cool or you can reheat them in the oven before serving.

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