English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches

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English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches are a refreshing, delicious recipe for a brunch, shower, girls’ get-together, or afternoon tea party!

English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches are a refreshing, delicious recipe for a brunch, shower, girls' get-together, or afternoon tea party!

This was the very first time in my life making tea sandwiches.  I always thought I was all fancy and stuff when I would eat them at a luncheon or afternoon tea party.  Why didn’t I ever make them at home?  Crustless sandwiches are the new way to sandwich.

Depending on the way you cut the bread and how large you make the sandwiches, these can be made as appetizers or a simple lunch time sandwich.  I finally had an excuse to make them for my afternoon tea party that I threw a couple of months back for family and friends.  By the way, tea parties are underrated – they are loads of fun and a good excuse to get all dressed up and feel like you have stepped back in time!  I don’t even LOVE tea, but I like a reason to feel elegant and eat small desserts and snacks.  These are excellent served with my homemade Peach Sweet Iced Tea.

English Cucumber and Dill Tea Cream Cheese Sandwiches are a refreshing, delicious recipe for a lunch, brunch, shower, girls' get-together, or afternoon tea party!

Make these simple yet elegant Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches for the next shower you are throwing, tea party, luncheon, girls’ day, or just for a kid (or “big kid”) who hates the crusts on their sandwiches – whatever the occasion may be.  Pinkies up! (I’m a total dork).

English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches are a refreshing, delicious recipe for a lunch, brunch, shower, girls' get-together, or afternoon tea party!

English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: English
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Serves: about 12 sandwiches
 
English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches are a refreshing, delicious recipe for a brunch, shower, girls' get-together, or afternoon tea party!
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 small/medium lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts cut off
  • ⅓ large English seedless cucumber (about 4 inches), thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, fresh dill, lemon zest, and lemon juice until all incorporated. Season this mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Lay the slices of bread on your work service (I used a large cutting board) and spread the cream cheese evenly among each slice in a thin layer.
  3. Arrange the cucumber slices in rows over 3 slices of the bread, overlapping them a bit. Top with the remaining bread, and cut into quarters so there are 4 pieces from each sandwich.
  4. Serve immediately or bread will get soggy. Enjoy!

 

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

12 Responses to “English Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches”

  1. April 29, 2016 at 10:01 AM #

    These look super fancy! Now I want a cup of tea. 🙂

  2. April 29, 2016 at 3:14 PM #

    I absolutely adore cucumber tea sandwiches. I feel like a proper grown-up eating them!

  3. April 29, 2016 at 5:48 PM #

    These sandwiches make me look forward to summer! So exquisite!

  4. April 29, 2016 at 7:05 PM #

    So dainty, fresh and yummy! I’ve had these served twice at two different “afternoon tea” events and they’re so good!

  5. April 30, 2016 at 8:43 AM #

    These remind me of bridal showers, and warm days, and my grandmother as hostess. They always felt so grown up when I’d have them.

  6. April 30, 2016 at 8:52 PM #

    Okay, you and I are both dorks because…I was totally going to say pinkies up, too! These sound so good…perfect summer picnic food!

  7. April 30, 2016 at 11:09 PM #

    I want to host a tea party! That sounds like so much fun! I hope you all has a blast!

  8. May 1, 2016 at 10:48 PM #

    These little tiny tea sandwiches are so cute! I bet they are perfect for a little light tea party 🙂

  9. May 2, 2016 at 6:10 AM #

    Once I went to the fancy tea room (can´t remember the name but it´s on the top floor) in Harrods (London) with a friend and we paid a fortune (25 pounds each 10 years ago) for a tower of really pretty bite sized sandwiches and desserts. One of the sandwiches on there was english tea cucumber sandwiches – just like these 🙂 🙂

  10. May 2, 2016 at 9:15 AM #

    These are quite proper and delicious. I love cucumber and cream cheese together.

  11. donna
    November 3, 2016 at 7:49 PM #

    these were light and very tasty.. definitely one of my favorites now.

    • November 4, 2016 at 1:42 AM #

      Thanks for letting me know! Glad you liked them!

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