Hosting a spring baby shower, afternoon tea, or ladies' luncheon? Serve some of these five delicious finger sandwiches for a festive and filling celebration.
March 04, 2010
1 of 5Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mary Beth Wetzel/Zenobia
Smoky "Pimiento" Cheese Sandwiches
Smoky "Pimiento" Cheese Sandwiches Recipe This "pimiento" cheese features your usual suspects: tangy cream cheese, mayonnaise, paprika, and cheddar cheese. But, there's a twist: smoky gouda and the sweet tartness of sun-dried tomatoes. You have creamy, tangy, tart, and smoky all in one! Serve on both white and wheat breads for added presentation points.
2 of 5Photo: Charles Walton
Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches
Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches Recipe Surprise your guests with a chicken salad facelift. In this recipe, diced cooked chicken meets cream cheese, orange marmalade's citrus flavors, and spicy curry powder. Spread the chicken salad on your choice of bread, then top it off with toasted coconut, crunchy almonds, and diced green onions. You'll never want to return to ordinary chicken salad again!
3 of 5Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Mini Pumpernickel Grilled-Cheese and Pickle Sandwiches
Mini Pumpernickel Grilled-Cheese and Pickle Sandwiches Recipe Think of these little gems as mini ham-and-cheese paninis! Layer aged gouda cheese, smoky slices of ham, and pickles between two slices of pumpernickel bread, then brush each sandwich with butter and broil until the cheese melts. Be sure to make a double batch, since these mini grilled cheese sandwiches are so easy to eat, someone is bound to go a little overboard!
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Bacon-Olive Party Sandwiches
Bacon-Olive Party Sandwiches Recipe As if cream cheese weren't good enough by itself, this recipe calls for smoky bacon and salty pimiento-stuffed olives. Chives contribute a hint of freshness. Spread on white bread (with crusts removed, of course). Be sure to serve with your favorite sparkling punch.
5 of 5Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns
Goat Cheese-Pecan Finger Sandwiches
Goat Cheese-Pecan Finger Sandwiches Recipe This savory recipe combines the tanginess of goat cheese and the mildness of cream cheese to create the perfect 5-star finger sandwich. Add the crunch of toasted pecans and the sweet heat from red pepper jelly and you have a sandwich worth sharing.