Friday, November 20, 2009

Blue Cheese Walnut and Pear Tea Sandwiches

It was very fun to prepare for this tea party, and essential to the preparation was the book Tea Party by Tracy Stern. So many charming recipes and themes! Here's just one of them that was particularly tasty.

Blue Cheese Walnut and Pear Tea Sandwiches

4 Tbs softened butter (I always use salted even though recipes NEVER call for it. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart)
6 thin slices whole-grain bread, crusts trimmed
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
2 Tbs crumbled blue cheese
1/2 c finely chopped walnuts
1/2 ripe pear thinly sliced

Butter each slice of bread.

Mash together blue cheese, walnuts, and cream cheese.
Spread on three slices of bread
Add layer of pear slices
Top with remaining bread (butter side down, obv)
Cut however you want (triangles, squares, you know)

We adapted this recipe for Goat Cheese and Green Apple as well, also tasty!

Also on the menu:

Straight-up cucumber sandwiches
Bread (Crusts cut off)
Chive cream cheese
cucumbers slices
Dip along one side in chopped fresh dill

Nutella and Banana Sandwiches
Bread (crusts cut off)
Banana slices

Cinnamon Raisin Apple-Butter Sandwiches
Cinnamon Raisin Bread (crusts cut off)
Apple Butter

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