Fancy Finger
Sandwiches

If you are having a party or get together, finger sandwiches are easy-to-make, delicious hors d'oeuvres that won't put a dent in your pocketbook. Serve these sandwiches with iced or hot tea, along with an assortment of cookies or other sweet treats.
Cucumber cream cheese sandwiches recipes

Cucumber cream cheese sandwiches recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • Mandarin orange slices
  • 20 slices of white bread, cut into shapes

Directions:

  1. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on 2 slices of bread.
  2. Place two cucumbers on one of the pieces of bread.
  3. Make into a sandwich. Repeat, making ten sandwiches.
  4. Garnish with a mandarin orange slices or cucumber slices.
Apple chicken salad finger sandwiches recipe

Apple chicken salad finger sandwiches recipe

Serves 10

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Buy prepared chicken salad from your neighborhood deli or supermarket.
  2. Slice an apple into very thin wedges.
  3. Spread chicken salad evenly onto two slices of bread.
  4. Top one of the pieces of bread with a couple of thin wedges of apple and make into a sandwich.
  5. Repeat, making 10 sandwiches.
Pineapple tea sandwiches recipe

Pineapple tea sandwiches recipe

Makes 25-50 mini sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 1, 8-ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 large loaf sandwich bread

Directions:

  1. In a frying pan, combine all pineapple, flour, walnuts and sugar.
  2. Cook over low heat until thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and cool. Mix in mayonnaise.
  4. Cover and cool overnight in refrigerator.
  5. Remove crust from bread and spread on pineapple-mayo mixture. Cut each sandwich into quarters.
Bacon tomato finger sandwiches recipe

Bacon tomato finger sandwiches recipe

Makes 40 mini sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup room-temperature whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 20 slices white bread
  • 10 thin, large tomato slices
  • 1 small can chunk pineapple

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels.
  2. Chop or tear bacon into 1/4 inch pieces.
  3. In a bowl, stir together bacon, mayonnaise, cream cheese and mustard.
  4. Spread mixture on two slices of bread.
  5. Place one slice of tomato on one piece of bread and make into a sandwich.
  6. Repeat, making ten sandwiches.
  7. Remove crusts with a sharp knife.
  8. Cut each sandwich into four triangles.
  9. Garnish with a chunk of pineapple, securing with a toothpick.

Tips on making homemade tea sandwiches

There's no need to spend a lot of money on tea bread or other more expensive types of bread. Buy several loaves of very inexpensive, thin white or wheat bread.

For several of these recipes, you will need to cut the bread into various shapes. Using large cookie cutters, cut the bread into circles, ovals, hearts, triangles or whatever suits your fancy. Try to use cookie cutters that are close to the size of your bread, so that you do not waste much. You can also just cut the sandwiches into quarters, if you don't want the special shapes.

Set aside the crusts and excess bread (you can feed it to the birds or save it to make stuffing at a later date). You can make the sandwiches appear fancy by combining simple ingredients and garnishing with a colorful complement, such as a slice of mandarin orange or chunk of pineapple.

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Photo credits: Carolyn Stalnaker

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Comments on "Easy tea sandwiches for a party"

Food Editor October 10, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Betty - Freezing the sandwiches would likely make them soggy when you defrosted them. You could make the fillings ahead and then assemble the sandwiches the day of the event to prevent sogginess. However, we recommend slicing apples, tomatoes, etc, the day of the event.

Betty Pellerin October 03, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Can I make ahead party sandwiches and freeze?

Food Editor January 17, 2013 | 4:08 PM

@Joan Cleary - You cannot successfully dye bread that has been previously baked, however, if you want to make homemade bread, just add whichever color food coloring you prefer to your wet ingredients before baking.

Joan Cleary January 17, 2013 | 8:01 AM

Please tell me how you got the bread green and pink? Thank you. I love the sandwich ideas.

Food Editor January 16, 2013 | 3:17 PM

@Jane - Tea sandwiches should be assembled the day of the event to prevent sogginess. However, the fillings for these can be made the day ahead, especially the pineapple filling so it has time to cool. We also recommend slicing apples, tomatoes, etc, the day of the event.

Jane January 14, 2013 | 6:56 PM

How far in advance can you prepare the fillings for tea sandwiches? How far in advance can you prepare the completed tea sandwich. I want to prepare several different kind of sandwiches for a wedding shower. Thank you.

Food Editor November 30, 2012 | 9:21 AM

You cannot successfully dye bread that has been previously baked, however, if you want to make homemade bread, just add green food coloring to your wet ingredients before baking.

Debie November 05, 2012 | 12:20 PM

How do you get the bread green?

Kori September 21, 2012 | 5:35 PM

Pandan flavor paste or gel gives you the green color. You can get it at gourmet food stores and order it online. You can also buy the cake mix. They have it at Amazon -http://www.amazon/Cake-Mix-Sponge-Pandan-Flavor/dp/B008531S64/

Kathiue September 10, 2012 | 5:58 PM

I also would like to know how you made the bread green ?????

deb August 15, 2012 | 5:21 AM

how did you get green bread ?

Caroline July 03, 2012 | 12:05 PM

How did you get the bread green?

Sarah October 05, 2011 | 1:02 PM

wow. thank you! I've been looking all over for recipes and finding only bits here and there... but this ALL looks good and is all I will need. Thanks!

sahra July 31, 2009 | 1:48 PM

this is really helpful I love all the ideas.It helps for when my five daughters want to play tea party.

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