Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love afternoon tea and sometimes enjoy a "tea" instead of eating dinner. This has been a favorite Victorian recipe for many years. The sweet and savory combination of flavors is wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 thin slices whole wheat bread
  • apricot jam
  • 14 lb very thinly sliced smoked ham
  • Dijon mustard (or try a favorite)


  1. Lay bread slices out on the counter or cutting board.
  2. Spread half the bread slices with a thin layer of apricot jam.
  3. Arrange sliced ham on top.
  4. Spread the other bread slices with a thin layer of Dijon mustard and set on top of the ham.
  5. With a serrated knife, trim the crusts.
  6. To serve, cut into squares, triangles, or fingers.


Most Helpful

Classic, yet unexpected combination. I had just one for a snack. This reminded me of something, but I'm not sure what -- maybe I've just had something similar at catered events.

Nose April 10, 2005

I just made this simple sandwich for my own lunch. (Therefore, I downsized the recipe to just one sandwich.) I used a hearty 7-grain bread and shaved smoked turkey instead of the ham. The combo of the sweet preserves, smokey, shaved meat, and tangy mustard are a hit. This will find its way into my lunch box often.

Ms B. September 26, 2004

The perfect 'tea' sandwich, a delicious flavour combination definitely recommend using the best of everything to make it special !!

Elly in Canada November 10, 2003

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