The Best Tea Sandwiches EVER!

I am well aware that I am a dork. I have been one my whole life. I embrace it. I say off the wall things (I blame it on the blond hair) and often stick my foot in my mouth after saying something. I also get very excited about things that I am passionate about(as you will notice in my video).
Food being one of them. And these Tea Sandwiches that I came up with just got me going!!!!! They are amazing. I took the ordinary Cream cheese and cucumber tea sandwich and added sooooo much more flavor and dimension to them..they ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD ADDICTING! My husband raved about them and he hates cucumbers…so there you have it, cucumber hater approved!

PHILLY STRAWBERRY TEA SANDWICHES WITH A TWIST
  • 8 Slices of Ultra Thin Sandwich Bread
  • 4 ounce(s) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 tbsp. of Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 8 Strawberries
  • 16 pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 16 pinch of Dill, dried or fresh
  1. In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese and Balsamic Glaze until incorporated. Set aside.
  2. With a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut two bread rounds out of each bread slice. You will have 16 bread rounds
  3. Spread an equal amount of the Philly Cream cheese mixture on each bread round. About 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons each.
  4. Slice 16 thin pieces of cucumber.
  5. Place the cucumber on top of the Philly cream cheese.
  6. Cut the green tops from the strawberry. Slice the strawberry in half. Make thin slices in each strawberry half( do not cut through the back stem part). Apply gentle pressure to the rear of the strawberry to fan it out.
  7. Place a dab of cream cheese on the underneath of the strawberry to serve as a glue. Place it on the cucumber.
  8. Sprinkle each sandwich with kosher salt and dill.
  9. Dig in!

Comments

  1. 1
    Cool Lassi(e) says:

    Umm Umm good. They look good. They should taste good. I simply love those dainty sandwiches!

  2. 2
    ♥peachkins♥ says:

    The combination of strawberries and cucumber is new to me…

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  3. 3
    lavienouveau says:

    ah these look awesome! I've been dying to have a tea party lately!

  4. 4
    Cristine says:

    I LOVE cucumber sandwiches and these look like a great twist!

  5. 5
    Lyndsey says:

    I knew that I liked you for a reason. :D

    My husband hates cucumbers too, I need to try this. I love tea sandwiches. They look awesome!!

  6. 6

    They sound so good. If you get a chance, please visit my baking blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a beautiful vintage recipe box. Thanks so much.
    http://sweetkatskitchen.blogspot.com/

  7. 7
    Heather says:

    You are too much Leslie! So funny! Love the recipe! Love strawberries and cucumbers so these sound delicious. Good luck this week!

  8. 8

    so dainty! dainty and delicate and delicious, as all tea sandwiches should be. :)

  9. 9
    Barbara says:

    You are NOT a dork.
    Yummy on your sandwiches. And yes, I know exactly what it's like to get immediately addicted! Bet it will happen with these tea sandwiches too.

  10. 10

    You are so cute! I love your enthusiasm and willingness to "embrace the dork." I'll be trying these!

  11. 11

    yum! i want to have people over JUST so i can make these!

  12. 12

    I had a tea party with my niece recently. It was so much fun. Next party we are having your sandwiches!

  13. 13
    Miranda says:

    This looks wonderful. My twin is getting married and I am in charge of her bridal shower…This will be perfect…Thanks, Leslie!

  14. 14
    Donna-FFW says:

    Cool combination.. howdja think that up?? Such creativity!! Bet it was indeed wonderful!

  15. 15

    These are SO cute! I could eat them all and come back for more :)

  16. 16

    I love little tea sandwiches too and this is a great little twist!
    Cute video and I love your excitment!
    Whats with all the husbands, I hubby hates cukes too. Go figure!

  17. 17

    Is there a difference between Balsamic Vinegar and Balsamic Glaze? I have some Balsamic Vinegar, but have never bought the "Glaze". What brand did you use, and is it sold by the vinegar? I want mine to taste like yours!!!

  18. 18

    ***CINDI***
    Thank you so very much for your comment. Balsamic glace is soooo yummy. It is thicker than vinegar and so much sweeter. I could pour it over everything!
    It is found by the balsamic vinegar at the store and I use the Colavita brand. Her is a link so you can see a visual. http://www.gourmetfoodexpress.com/balsamic_glaze.htm
    My bottle looks a bit different than that one. I hope you enjoy them!

  19. 19
    Mellisa Rock says:

    Thanks for the awesome recipe! I am having a tea party for my daughter's 3rd birthday and these will make an excellent addition! :) What is balsamic glaze though? Is it just vinegar?

  20. 20
    vanillasugar says:

    yeah but you're a cool dork, and a hot dork. lol
    so glad you are getting creative and funky. you know i love that.

  21. 21

    THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY LESLIE!!!! I now have Balsamic Glaze on my shopping list! I have seen the Colavita brand of olive oil, etc, in the store before….so I'm pretty sure I can get this yummy stuff! You should enter this recipe in the Philly cream cheese contest, too!! You're awesome!

  22. 22

    I'm a HUGE dork, maybe b/c I'm blonde too…the sandwiches look great, I love all the vibrant colors.

  23. 23
    tryityoumightlikeit says:

    I will be making these. So cute! I can't wait to eat strawberries with cucumber. I am intrigued with the combination.

  24. 24
    The Blonde Duck says:

    Those are so cute!

  25. 25
    Bridgett says:

    I definitely want to give these a go. We are getting some incredible strawberries now so I can imagine how delicious they would be in a sandwich.

  26. 26
    pigpigscorner says:

    wow, sounds like a great combo! I'm usually not a huge fan of cucumbers either.But would love to try this!

  27. 27

    My daughter just told me to make these for her. You did a great job on your video.

  28. 28

    Readers, take it from me because I know what I'm talking about: Anything that "the hungry husband" openly raves about should be taken very seriously.

  29. 29
    Kathleen says:

    Super YUMMY!!!

  30. 30
    Queen B. says:

    ooooooooooooo yummers !

  31. 31

    What a unique combo. I would never have thought these would go well together but it sounds like it really works :) I need to give this recipe a try. I love pretty much everything that includes strawbs. :D

  32. 32

    From one food dork to another, I love these :)

  33. 33
    My Little Space says:

    Oooo…these tiny little things look awesome! I want some too! Great post. Have a nice day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  34. 34

    What an unusual combination. I must say they look delicious. I am new to your blog but will be back. I love the food you make here. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  35. 35

    Dorks unite! :)
    ~ingrid

  36. 36
    Kristen says:

    You crack me up! I love your video. You are just too funny and infectious!

  37. 37

    I can tell just by looking at your superb photo! I am sold!

  38. 38
    Kerstin says:

    Your videos are so cute (especially those earrings!) – good luck in the contest!!

  39. 39

    YOU are too funny!! They look so good, too!

  40. 40

    This is such an interesting mix that it just might work for me. But then I like vanilla gelato, strawberries, balsamic glaze and black pepper together. Throw in PMS and add chocolate and we have a party.

  41. 41
    Sinful Southern Sweets says:

    I love tea sandwiches of all kind. I know I would love these as well. Loving the cucumber/strawberry combo!!

  42. 42
    tryityoumightlikeit says:

    I made these this weekend and wrote about it on my blog. It links back to your recipe. Thanks for a great idea.
    http://tryityoumightlikeit.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/strawberries-appetizers/

  43. 43
    WizzyTheStick says:

    These are lovely and so civilized looking. I would love to have sandwiches like these as opposed to the rushed things I now throw together:-)

  44. 44
    Olga @ MangoTomato says:

    what a cool combo of cucumbers and strawberries! the sandwiches look precious!

    btw, what's with all of the Philly Cream cheese posts? Did I miss something? :)

  45. 45
    Mellisa Rock says:

    I made this tonight!! So YUMMY! Great Job!! When I get a chance to get out of my small town I am going to find some balsamic glaze…I couldn't find it at the 2 places that I have to shop at…so I used balsamic vinegar and a little sugar added…probably not as good as yours but this is one recipe that I am going to have to share with my family and friends!! Love it!

  46. 46
    Lindsay Rudolph says:

    Those look great! I love cucumber sandwiches as is, but the strawberry is an exciting touch.
    You have such great ideas…I'm following you!!

  47. 47
    HomemadeMother says:

    The sandwiches are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  48. 48

    I found these on TasteSpotting and decided to make them for my friend's birthday tea party. They were a hit! They were gone in a few minutes. Simple and delicious. Thank you!

  49. 49

    **SARAH**
    Thank you so much for letting me know you made my wonderful tea sandwiches. I am so glad they everyone enjoyed them! They are addicting :)

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