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Cucumber Dill Tea Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 package (4 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 slices good quality thin sliced white bread, crusts removed
  • 1/2 English (hothouse) seedless cucumber, thin-sliced into 48 slices

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

N/A

Serves:

6

Dainty tea sandwiches are easy to assemble and upgrade afternoon tea to special occasion status. Always use good quality thin sliced white bread. Paper-thin sliced of seedless English hothouse cucumbers and dill add fresh flavor to these classic tea sandwiches.

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Foodie Byte: Use a serrated knife when removing crusts for best results.

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and dill, lemon juice and stir to blend; season to taste with kosher salt and pepper.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on 12 slices of bread; arrange 6 of the cream cheese covered bread slices on flat work surface.
  3. Top each with 6 cucumber slices; close with top halves of tea sandwiches and press lightly to close. Using a serrated knife carefully cut off crusts.
  4. Diagonal slice each sandwich in half and arrange on a serving plate. Garnish with additional fresh dill sprigs, if desired.
  5. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate to hold.