Total Time
2hrs
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

This traditional tea sandwich features three ribbons of fillings for a special occasion.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir together all ham filling ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Stir together all egg filling ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
  3. Stir together all cream cheese filling ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
  4. Cut crusts from bread slices.
  5. Butter 1 side of each bread slice.
  6. Spread about 2 tablespoons ham filling on each of 4 slices whole wheat bread; top each with 1 slice white bread.
  7. Spread about 2 tablespoons egg filling on each of 4 slices whole wheat bread; top each with 1 slice white bread.
  8. Spread top of each sandwich with about 1 tablespoon cream cheese filling.
  9. Wrap with plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  10. Slice each sandwich into thirds.
  11. Garnish with cucumber slices, parsley sprigs, chives or celery leaves.
  12. You may substitute 1/2 tsp dried herbs for the parsley and chives in the cream cheese filling.
Most Helpful

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A ribbon sandwich should be stacked with two, usually, three layers of filling. These look to just be one filling per sandwich and cut in strips. Normally, you stack the layers, wrap in plastic and the refrigerate for 4 hours - no more than 24 - and slice before serving. The fillings may be delicious, but this is not what I would call a ribbon sandwich in the traditional sense.

5 5

Lovely tea time sandwiches! All 3 are very good and all so easy to put together!! I used homemade pickled baby onions instead of the pickle relish with the ham, added salt and pepper to the egg filling and instead of chives with the cream cheese I used green onion; subbing these with things I had in the pantry. Made for a Valentine tea party and enjoyed by all, they disappeared very quickly. Thanks for posting!