Portions: 4 portions
If you're looking to learn how to make cucumber sandwiches, you must know that I have upgraded the cucumber tea sandwiches and made them creamy, flavorful, and beautiful for an easy, inexpensive hour d' oeuvre with a more refined taste and look. Party time!
Cucumber tea sandwiches.
Why I ❤️ it
Now you can make this lovely mini sandwich recipe to treat your family and friends the next time there's get together. You'll love the crisp, refreshing taste of cucumber, the creamy mix of cheeses and ham, and the buttery slices of bread.
Fancy enough to make you want to wear a fascinator, they're so easy to make you'll be ready for guests with no fuss. Make these simple finger foods, chill the beverages, and relax. Or simply make them to chill watching your favorite TV series.
Recipe for cucumber sandwiches
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Utensils and tools
Before starting, please make sure you have all the ingredients and utensils ready.
Step 1: Making the cheese paste
In the food processor bowl, combine Cheddar, cream cheese, ham, dill, and two-thirds of the butter.
Pulse until it turns into a smooth paste.
Step 2: Making the sandwiches
Pat the cucumber slices with paper towels to absorb excess liquid.
Spread the cheese paste evenly on one side of each bread slice. Layer half the cucumber slices between slices of bread (with the cream cheese spread facing the cucumbers).
Butter the top of the sandwich, and place the remaining cucumber slices on top.
Step 3: Chilling and serving
Place the sandwiches on a tray, wrap them in plastic film, and chill for an hour or until it's time to serve.
Once it's time to serve, carefully cut the crust and cut each sandwich into 4 triangles or cubes.
- To get the super-thin slices of cucumber I used a potato peeler, but a mandolin works very well too. If you have neither, a sharp knife and patience will do the job.
- I do not peel the cucumbers, it helps to slice them thinly, and I like the presentation.
- If you do not like or do not have dill at hand, you can try other fresh herbs, like parsley or fresh chives. If you go with chives, enhance the oniony flavor by adding a teaspoon of onion powder to the cream cheese mix.
- Looking for more cucumber recipes? Try my classic gazpacho soup, or my refreshing cucumber juice.
These finger sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for a bridal shower, baby shower, Mother's Day brunch, or friends get-togethers.
If you are serving these for a tea party, leave out the york ham, as it may be too strong a taste with the afternoon tea.
Serving: 4 sandwiches - Calories: 544kcal - Carbohydrates: 20g - Protein: 31g - Fat: 38g - Saturated Fat: 21g - Cholesterol: 130mg - Sodium: 1367mg - Potassium: 668mg - Fiber: 3g - Sugar: 7g - Vitamin A: 890IU - Vitamin C: 9.6mg - Calcium: 511mg - Iron: 2.2mg
What are cucumber sandwiches?
Cucumber finger sandwiches are popular appetizers, and the simplest cucumber sandwich recipe is traditionally associated with afternoon tea. In its simplest form, it's cream cheese and slices of cucumber layered between white bread.
How do you keep cucumber sandwiches from getting soggy?
To prevent excess moisture from making the mini cucumber sandwiches soggy, spread butter or the cream cheese mixture on the side of the bread in contact with the thinly-sliced cucumbers. Cutting the cucumbers very thinly also helps the bread from absorbing excess liquid.
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Cucumber Sandwiches Recipes
- 8 ounces mild Cheddar cheese diced [0.23 kilo]
- ½ cup cream cheese at room temperature
- 8 ounces york ham diced and at room temperature [0.23 kilo]
- A sprig of fresh dill
- ½ cup butter at room temperature divided
- 8 slices white bread
- 4 small thinly sliced English cucumbers
Making the cheese paste
- In the food processor bowl, combine Cheddar, cream cheese, ham, dill, and two-thirds of the butter.Pulse until it turns into a smooth paste.
Making the sandwiches
- Pat the cucumber slices with paper towels to absorb excess liquid.Spread the cheese paste evenly on one side of each bread slice. Layer half the cucumber slices between slices of bread (with the cream cheese spread facing the cucumbers). Butter the top of the sandwich, and place the remaining cucumber slices on top.
- Place the sandwiches on a tray, wrap them in plastic film, and chill for an hour or until it's time to serve.Once it's time to serve, carefully cut the crust and cut each sandwich into 4 triangles or cubes.Serve chilled.
Originally published on May 24, 2016