Walnut Tea Sandwich

Walnut Tea Sandwich Recipe

Recipe Type: Sandwich, Afternoon Tea & High Tea
Yields: 8 whole sandwiches

Prep time: 10 min


1 1/2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup ground toasted walnuts
2 tablespoons finely-minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon finely-minced green bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely-minced onion
1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg (or more to taste)
Salt and white pepper to taste
24 slices best-quality white bread*
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

* Choose the best-quality white or wheat bread as possible. Never serve end slices. Freezing the bread before cutting and then spreading makes for easier handling.


In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, walnuts, parsley, and bell pepper. Add onion, lemon juice, nutmeg, salt, and pepper; stir until well blended.

Spread one side of each piece of bread lightly with butter. Top the buttered side of 12 slices of bread with some of the cream cheese mixture and top with the remaining bread slices, buttered side down.

Carefully cut the crusts from each sandwich with a long, sharp knife. Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally and then cut in half again. If desired, decorative shapes can be made with cookie cutters.

Yields 12 whole sandwiches or 24 halves or 48 fourths.